HCG Levels in Early Pregnancy
HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a pregnancy hormone that is usually produced by placenta. This hormone will enter the blood instantly after the implantation. This will happened about one week after the ovulation and fertilization, when embryo will implant and placenta will get attached to uterine lining. There are different types of pregnancy tests conducted to detect the HCG levels.
Below mentioned are some of the different types of HCG levels in early pregnancy that determine whether you are pregnant or not:
- HCG level below 5 mIU/ml: This can be a negative answer. Not pregnant.
- HCG level between 5-25 mIU/ml: This will be an equivocal answer. Maybe or maybe not. In such cases, you can repeat the test within a couple of days to know accurate results.
- HCG over 25 mIU/ml: This is a hundred percent positive answer of being pregnant.
A single HCG value may not tell you about the possibility of pregnancy. Moreover, there is also a wide range of ordinary HCG levels in the pregnancy. The normal HCG will rise over 7 days before 6 weeks of your pregnancy. This will usually indicate a viable pregnancy.
Determine HCG levels in early pregnancy:
HCG levels will be normally measured in “milli-international units per milliliter” (mIU/ml). The urine HCG levels will be usually lower than the serum HCG levels. The urine tests will measure the urine HCG that which means, the HPT results can be either positive or negative.
Therefore, when you are pregnant, your first task is to undergo a test, which will help you to know about the HCG levels of your body. This will help you to take the right measures to have a healthy pregnancy. You should also try to find out a specialist who can conduct a thorough test and prove you accurate results.