When can hcg be detected in blood

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Registered: 06-29-2010
When can hcg be detected in blood
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Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:13pm
Just went to the doc today about spotting and other stuff and they did b/w just to see if i am preggers. The doc said it might be too early to tell cause I am only 8DPO. I just got the results and it was negative. Is this too early to tell or sd I count myself out? Thanks, Jen
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:18pm
I think it is too early to tell. They consider you PG if you beta is 25 or higher. I was told by my RE to start testing 12 days after my IUI. You still have a few days yet. Good luck! :)

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:19pm
As sophisticated as HPT's are now days (revert to my famous CVS test that picked up a 3 beta - THREE!) blood can't tell a whole lot sooner than HPT's can. 8 DPO could absolutely be too early as you may not have even implanted yet. I don't count myself out of until 12 DPO and even then is too early for some people - just not me LOL

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Registered: 06-29-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:31pm
Thx, that gives me hope
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Registered: 06-29-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:32pm
Thx, at least I have some hope left.
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Registered: 03-21-2007
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:38pm

I thought it was anything over 5 and you were pg?

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:48pm
It's diff for every doc and RE's are willing to consider less and they use more detailed thinking. For example, my RE knows my resting hCG level is always less than .02 so when I came back with a 3 beta we KNEW something was happening and when it went form 3 to 10 we knew for sure I was pg but it just wasn't going well. "Regular" dr's (your family dr and even some OB's) want to see 25 before they will call pg and some even less.

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