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Blood Pregnancy Test

I have to take a blood pregnancy test on Monday and was wondering what it is, and how it detects pregnancy if a pregnancy is present?

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Asked by countrygirl1987 at 9:40 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • They just draw a little blood and run an analysis on it. When you're pregnant (as soon as you conceive), your body starts to build HCG (pregnancy) hormones, and that is what they look for in the blood test. The amount doubles each day in the first trimester or so, so it will show up by blood test pretty early usually. Good luck!

    Answer by srhmldndo at 9:52 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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