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Detecting Pregnancy

Patient: Can a full blood screen detect pregnancy? I have recently seen my doctor for certain discomforts and she ran a full blood screen on me. I am still waiting for the results, but I am curious if I should do another blood test later when I want to know if I am pregnant or not. Also, when is the earliest time I can run a blood test for pregnancy? The first day of my period this month is on the 4th of June.

 

 

Doctor: A full blood check up generally does not include a pregnancy test unless your doctor specifically asked for it. The earl iest you can detect a pregnancy by a home pregnancy kit is on the day of your expected period or a day prior to that. Blood tests testing for the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone secreted by the growing baby are able to detect hcg in the blood a couple of days earlier than the urine tests. However it is recommended that you atleast wait till the day of your period to avoid stress due to falsely negative reports.

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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