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blood test

I know there are two different blood tests to determine pregnancy, which one is more reliable?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Jul. 8, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • It shouldn't matter. If your body is making HCG either test should pick it up. And HCG shows in blood before it shows in urine so you would be able to test a little sooner.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:18 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • Your doctor and the lab the test is done is will choose the type of test. Your dont get to have a say in the method of test the lab uses. Both are reliable.

    Answer by vbruno at 11:30 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • One blood test shows just a plain positive and the other shows your actual HCG level. Either test is good but most dr's will do a quantitative test (HCG level) to see how far along you are.

    Answer by tfmmpmmdmmom at 11:59 AM on Jul. 9, 2008

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