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question about blood pregnancy test

By Anonymous April 14, 2011 - 6:45pm
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Hi I just took a quantitative blood pregnancy test and had an hcg level of 2.0, they said it was negative as anything greater than 5 is positive. It was taken about 26 days from sexual activity, and a week after my period was due. Can be sure that this is accurate and that I'm not pregnant?

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Hi Rosa,
I noted in my comment that the test was taken (26 days after sex) which was a week after my period was due, so does that mean that it is accurate then?

April 15, 2011 - 8:09am
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Hi Anonymous,
Yes, you can trust the results. I'm sure the fact that it was a week after your period was due was just an oversight by Rosa. Have you gotten your period yet? If you go three months without a period, you may want to schedule an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause, assuming you have not put yourself at further risk for pregnancy. From what I have read on the subject, doctors want to see you if you haven't had a period for three months.

April 15, 2011 - 9:39am

Hi Anon,

Ideally, any pregnancy test should be taken once your period is actually late for the most accurate results. However, 26 days after having unprotected sex is enough time to see a rise in HCG. In early pregnancy, HCG levels start to rise fast and are at least about 25-50-- yours were at 2 and it needs to be at 5 for a positive test. This Indicates that you are not pregnant. If you still have reason to believe that you may be pregnant, you can take a urine test at home one week after your period is late.

Best Wishes!


April 15, 2011 - 5:03am
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