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ask: HCG Levels

By Anonymous

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 friends
i am new on this boad.. i have done my first cycle of ivf before 12 days with 3 fresh embryo I have done beta test and the result was <1.2 kindly advise me whether I have another chance to test it again

February 25, 2014 - 6:06am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi my name is ray i had a hcg of high and a result of 711 is this normal for 4weeks

August 30, 2013 - 9:49pm
EmpowHER Guest

My hcg is 0.7 what that means???

August 23, 2013 - 8:22pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, My Beta HCG Level is 0.1 - IU/L--- Please confirm whether I am Pregnant

June 21, 2011 - 6:56am
Rosa Cabrera RN (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
Alison Beaver

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
Alison Beaver (reply to Anonymous)

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
Christine Jeffries (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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