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Does a Blood Test show Pregnancy?

Patient: Does the blood test you take in a physical show if you are pregnant or not?

 

 

Doctor: Yes, there is a blood test for pregnancy. There are two types of blood tests to detect pregnancy. A quantitative test wh ich measures the exact amount of hCG in the blood and a qualitative test that verifies if you are pregnant or not. A blood test is useful because it can diagnose pregnancy earlier than a urine pregnancy test and can also help the family doctor in diagnosing and tracking certain problems in pregnancy. Hope this helps, take care.

 


 

 
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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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