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What does " 0.500 mIU/ML" in HCG blood test post 10 days of ovulation mean ?

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hi i am 33 years i had an hcg blood test and it came out 0.500 mIU/mL and its 10 days after means im not or am i pregnant?
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Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Sunil.N 1 hour later
Hi ,

Thanks for your query.

An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy.

A normal pregnancy may have low hCG levels and result in a perfectly healthy baby. The results from an ultrasound after 5 - 6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using hCG numbers.

A transvaginal ultrasound should be able to show at least a gestational sac once the hCG levels have reached between 1,000 - 2,000mIU/ml. Because levels can differentiate so much and conception dating can be wrong.

A single hCG reading is not enough information for most diagnoses. When there is a question regarding the health of the pregnancy, multiple testings of hCG done a couple of days apart give a more accurate assessment of the situation.

So i suggest you to repeat the test and after 5-6 weeks a transvaginal scan and these will indicates the pregnancy.

Hope this helps.

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