Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

how many days after conception not past your perod does a pregnancy test show posotive


Asked by spicima at 9:09 PM on Jun. 28, 2008 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (5)

    If a woman is pregnant, the amount of hCG in her system should be around 25 mIU at 10 dpo (days past ovulation), 50 mIU at 12 dpo, 100 mIU at around two weeks dpo. Blood tests can determine pregnancy as low as between 5 to 10 mIU/hCG, though with levels of 5 mIU, a conclusive determination cannot be made without risking a "false positive" (as low levels hCG can be present in the body without pregnancy).

    Drugstore pregnancy tests generally detect pregnancy at 50 mIU - 100 mIU hCG, though you can find early-detection pregnancy tests on the Internet with sensitivity levels as low as 20 mIU. With all diagnostic products, take care to follow the instructions. Please consult the chart below for a comparison of pregnancy tests:

    Answer by 1boy1girl4me at 9:28 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • It can show up about 7 days after you miss your first perioud. Or thats what the Dr. says. You need to be 1 week late for the pee test to show positive if your preggo

    Answer by vbruno at 9:19 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • With my first I got a positive ten days after ovulation, which was four days before my period was due to start. With this one, I didn't take a test until 12 days after ovulation, two days before my period was due. It really all depends when implantation occurs, which can be anywhere from 7-12 days after you ovulate. Once implantation occurs it takes a few days for you to have enough HcG to be detected on a HPT.

    Answer by jbjo17 at 10:31 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • i just had a "hunch" and took one... i was 4 weeks along. ditto for one of my good friends

    Answer by hendrickson at 3:13 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • When will a HPT work? Review your fertility calendar below. Note the countdown days to your next period. There are home pregnancy tests that will work starting on 4 days before your missed period.
    Pregnancy Test Earliest Use* in relation to next period Answer Quick & Simple® 4 days before
    Clearblue® easy 4 days before
    Rite Aid One Step Pregnancy Test 4 days before
    Clear Choiceâ„¢ Start day
    e.p.t. Certainty® 1-Step Pregnancy Test Start day
    First Response® Early Result Pregnancy Test Start day


    Answer by dansebsil at 12:59 AM on Jun. 30, 2008