Question by : What is “hcg” in regards to early pregnancy testing?
and on average how many weeks pregnant to you have to be for a blood test to show up postive for pregnancy? (like when the hcg level is high enough for a test to detect pregnancy)?
Answer by Green
hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Your body starts to produce it when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. Levels can first be detected in blood around 11 days after conception and 12 – 14 days by a urine test. The hCG levels typically will double every 72 hours.
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