Is 10 Days After Conception Too Early For A Reliable Blood Test?

What is a pregnancy blood test?

A pregnancy blood test or a pregnancy serum test is a test that measures the exact amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the bloodstream of a woman. If there is a sufficient amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), then the test is returned positive. This means that you are pregnant. If however, there is an inadequate amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your blood, the test results are negative. And this means that conception has not occurred.

Is 10 days after conception too early for a reliable blood test?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is produced by the placenta of women who are pregnant. It is detectable in the blood and urine only within 10 days of fertilization. All blood tests can give you reliable results only after these first 10 days. After the fertilized egg implants, or attaches, to the inside of the uterus or other structure inside the mother, the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) rise rapidly. The levels continue to increase throughout the first trimester of pregnancy and reach a peak 60 to 80 days after the fertilized egg implants.

What signs should I look out for to help me with early pregnancy detection?

If you are trying to get pregnant, your anxiety about finding out whether or not you are pregnant is only natural. Though blood pregnancy tests have their limitation, there are many ways of assessing pregnancy at an early stage. Some of the most commonly applied techniques for assessing pregnancies are looking out for the various signs that are a sure give away. Here are some of the most common and early symptoms of pregnancy:

  • A missed period is the first sure sign of pregnancy.
  • Sore breasts or darkened areolas.
  • Implantation bleeding or a brownish discharge.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Morning sickness or nausea.
  • High basal body temperature.
  • Fatigue and a dull feeling.
  • Food cravings and binges.
  • Headaches.
  • Seeing spots before eyes.
  • Constipation.
  • binu

    after 10 days my embro transfer my hcg level is 56.7 it is good or bab?

    • Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to your question. Your best bet would be to ask your doctor.

  • binu

    64 hours frozen embryo transfer after 11 days my hcg level is 56.7 it is good or bad?

    • We are not medical doctors nor do we have the specialized knowledge to answer your question. You will need to ask your doctor about that.

  • Brenda

    last day of my normal period was JUNE28th. Idk exactly when my next period is due. i had intercourse on JUly14th according to my calender that day was my last fertile day. no protection was used. he pulled out the three time he did it but he did not pee after. on FRIDAY JULY 24th i started getting lower abdominal cramps on my left side then i had it on both side, bad headaches and ill get really hot out of nowhere, i have lower back pain. i got a blood pregnancy test done onn thursday 7/23 the resulst were negative and on 724 i took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. will the results b e accurate?7/26/15 i took a home pregnancy test and it was negative,should i test again? is it accurate?? when should i test again? I have cramps and i and lower backpain.

    • If all the tests are coming out negative, I would suggest you visit your doctor again for testing to find out what the cause of your pain is considering the fact that it appears you are not pregnant.

  • Robin

    If I’m due April, 1st 2016, could the man I had sex with on June 24th, 2015 be the father? I had a negative blood test July 17th and a negative urine test at the clinic July 22nd (urine may have been slightly diluted).
    (I’m unsure of my lmp because my mirena fell out end of June-beginning of July, and I had light bleeding during that time). Nerves are out of control, any insight is appreciated!!

  • tori

    Hi there I am losing my mind trying to figure out if I’m pregnant or not Ilmy last period was on valentine’s day (I know how convenient ) it is now March 30th still no period me and my husband have been actively trying for about 2 years now I keep track of everything so this is very unusual if I am not pregnant I have taken four hpts all neg I had my blood drown yesterday and they also told me negative I was crushed how can I be over 2 weeks late and not pregnant???iv never been more then maybe four days late I don’t have any symptoms other then alot of white discharge constipation and the veins in my breasts seem to be very dark idk what to do 🙁

  • Dee

    So the best way to get a blood test is to wait 10 days after intercourse?

Last modified: February 10, 2013