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HCG Levels

By Anonymous March 3, 2011 - 10:22am
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Hi, I just need to know that what should be the beta hcg levels in the bosy after having normal periods? Should it be zero or it can be anywhere less then 2 or 5?


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Hi,2 days back I did home pregency test which showed +ve, today I did hcg test the values is 1.20mlu, but already iam late in my periods by 12 days as I had my periods regular of 28 days...and last 4 months back i had same 12 days late periods
and my hcg level was 6.9 bt doctor told negetive ...iam confused what is this mean? Iam not pregent?

December 9, 2015 - 4:35am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

A blood pregnancy test is more accurate than a urine test.

An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy.

Please talk with your doctor, and keep asking questions until you understand exactly what the numbers mean, why your period is late and whether or not you are pregnant.


December 9, 2015 - 10:44am
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Hi, My Beta HCG Level is 0.1 - IU/L--- Please confirm whether I am Pregnant

June 21, 2011 - 6:56am
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon,

An HCG level less than 5 indicates that you are not pregnant. Take a look at the chart Christine posted above.

Thanks for your question!


June 21, 2011 - 7:58am

Generally, HCG levels under 5 mIU/ml means there is not a pregnancy.

There are some medications used for infertility that may contain HCG, and other factors that are not considered in this answer.

Are you trying to conceive?

March 3, 2011 - 12:15pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Hi Alison,

Thanks for your reply. Actually no I do not want to be pregnant now. I had unprotected sex on 26 of dec (my periods were due anytime then)and periods got delayed by at least 12 days and came on 7th jan. It was normal 5 days bleeding like in my periods. In February it should be around 6th or 7th but it got delayed till 23rd of feb. As it was late for so long I got beta hcg test done on 22nd of Feb and it cam 1.2 .The next day on 23rd feb I got my periods for 5 days. (23-27th) . I need to know that was the time I did blood hcg test was enough for the test to be positive if pregnancy was viable or should I consider another blood hcg even if I consider that it was not my periods as it was so late just to make sure about being pregnant. Also tell me that is it normal for having 1.2 level in every women body without having sex.

Thanks in advance.

March 3, 2011 - 12:29pm
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You had your regular menstrual period on February 23rd, two months after having unprotected sex. This means you are not pregnant.

Women can have HCG levels under 5 and it indicates they are not pregnant, assuming many other factors (including the HCG level does not increase above 5).

A 1.2 HCG test would indicate a negative pregnancy at the time of testing---did the doctor or nurse talk with you about the test results?

March 3, 2011 - 12:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Hi Alison,
Thanks for your reply. So do you think that that was too early for a blood test to be taken and should I need to take another one now just to make sure. Let me know about your thoughts. I am just worried because of the fact that may be I have taken the test too early and as periods were late by around 16 days. If I take the test now should it need to be zero or again it can be around 1.2

March 3, 2011 - 12:54pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,
In addition to what Alison has told you, wanted to share the test results chart for blood work related to menstruation and pregnancy:
hCG beta levels:
Non-pregnant females = <5 mU/mL
Pregnant females =
0-1 weeks - 0-50mU/mL
1-2 weeks - 40-300mU/mL
2-3 weeks - 100-5,000mU/mL
3-4 weeks - 500-10,000mU/mL
4-5 weeks - 1,000-50,000mU/mL
5-6 weeks - 10,000-100,000mU/mL
6-8 weeks - 15,000-200,000mU/mL
2-3 months - 10,000-100,000mU/mL

Progesterone levels:
Normal Menstruating Females
Follicular Phase - 0.2-1.4ng/mL (This is when you have your period and the time until you ovulate)
Luteal Phase - 3.3-25.6ng/mL (This is when you are ovulating)
Mid-luteal Phase - 4.4-28.0ng/mL (This is the time between ovulation and your next period)

Pregnant Females
1st Trimester - 11.2-90.0ng/mL
2nd Trimester - 25.6-89.4ng/mL
3rd Trimester - 48.4-422.5ng/mL

Post Menopausal Females - <0.1-0.7ng/mL

So your level of 1.2 clearly indicates that you were not pregnant at the time of testing. If your period was late by an estimated 16 days, results should accurate for testing at that time.
Hope this information helps clear up any confusion you may be having.

March 3, 2011 - 1:39pm
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Anonymous (reply to Christine Jeffries)

Hi Christine,
Thanks a lot. I am quite satisfied now that I am not pregnant. It was my first sex and I think stress of being pregnant was the only cause for getting my periods late. Does beta hcg need to be zero to ovulate? or anthing until 5 is fine.

thanks again

March 3, 2011 - 2:05pm
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