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Can blood test results vary between the doctor's and the hospital's test results?

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Dr. Ramadevi Wani

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Hi,
My name is XXXXXXX
I found out I was pregnant. Had slight spotting went to the hospital, before hospital though I went to my doctors. They gave me a blood test before going to the hospital.
I found out today the results, the doctors results were 607
Hospital which was maximum 2 hours later 522.
My doctor advised can vary from lab to lab. Is this true ?
Also would they even drop that fast ?
The spotting has stopped and had a new blood test today results tonight hopefully.
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The results vary from lab to lab.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
I bit of spotting in early pregnancy is common in some women and is normal. It is called implantation bleeding. But it also occurs in pregnancy complications.
The results do vary from lab to lab. There can be variations upto the extent noticed in your case. So do not worry about it. Today’s blood results will make things clear.

Fo inform me the results.
If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer.
Best wishes
Dr Rama Wani.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani 32 minutes later
My lmp puts me at 5 weeks so how can that be implantation bleeding?
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
There is a possibility of delayed ovulation too.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome back.
There is a small possibility of delayed ovulation. With delayed ovulation this could be considered As implantation bleeding.

I hope this is helpful.
Best wishes,
Dr Rama Wani.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani 25 minutes later
But about a month after my period I had light spotting for two days then stopped.
A week and half after found out pregnant.
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Implantation bleeding occurs around the time of expected period.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome back.
From your notes I could understand that the spotting you had was around the time of expected period. If I am wrong please correct.
I did not understand the meaning of last sentence.
Please write clearly.

With best wishes,
Dr Rama Wani
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