2nd October 2019

alexandriawomensclinic
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How do doctors test for pregnancy?

One tests the blood for the pregnancy hormone, hCG. And you need to see a doctor to have a blood test. The other checks the urine for the hCG hormone. Urine tests Doctors can perform urine pregnancy tests (UPT) in their office and is usually the first step in diagnosing a pregnancy.

Correspondingly, how early pregnancy can be detected by urine test?

Most doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine pregnancy test. This is usually about two weeks after conception. However, some tests are more sensitive than others and can be taken earlier.

Can Pee be too diluted for a pregnancy test?

Urine too diluted: Women who drink lots of water and/or urinate frequently may not realize that they are lowering the amount of hCG that is detectable in the urine. If you received a negative result on a pregnancy test, try testing again using first morning urine, as this will have the most concentrated amounts of hCG.
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