Re: Doctor and anyone else- please answer

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Posted by on May 23, 19100 at 06:19:55:

In Reply to: Re: Doctor and anyone else- please answer posted by theresa on May 22, 19100 at 14:37:22:

Theresa is correct. The HPT is not sensitive enough to pick up an early pregnancy. You really have to wait at least 12 days after your transfer to do a blood test. An even worse mistake is to do a test right away after the transfer. In that case you will pick up the hCG that you gave yourself to trigger ovulaiton and have a false positive test.

Dr. Barad

: I've hear the hpt really doesn't register pg until you have a beta level over 50. Which can be a few days post beta testing. I have a friend who is definitely pg, and she has been doing the hpts and she told me she has only recently got a positive result, and to not rely on them at all (she keeps worrying that it's going to go away). I always figure that a positive is good news and a negative is either bad news, but more often given our impatience, too early. I wish you the very best of luck. Don't panic if you spot, don't stop the progesterone, and the only thing truly predictive of pg is beta levels (and even that can be a mixed result as I got a low beta and am waiting again for result of 2nd test).

: All best wishes,
: Theresa
: : I was perhaps stupid - I am 8 days post 3 day transfer and I did a home preg test. It was negative. I am all depressed now and even more scared. WHat is the likelihood that the test reading could be acurate at this point? (Fact Plus) When is a hpt acurate??

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