Symptoms Of Pregnancy - Positive Pregnancy Test
Home pregnancy tests (over-the-counter pregnancy tests) are often used before confirming pregnancy with a blood test with a Doctor.
Pregnancy tests measure the beta portion of hCG in your urine. This is a key hormone that is released by the placenta as soon as it is developed.
HCG levels are high enough to be detected in your urine from around two weeks after conception. This time frame can vary based on how sensitive the kit is.
Blood tests are more sensitive than home pregnancy test kits; meaning, they can detect lower levels of hCG than home tests.
How common is it?
For a successful pregnancy, hCG must be at certain levels within the body. Therefore, all pregnant women should get a positive pregnancy test. Of the pregnant women we surveyed 74% said they took a test and saw a positive result.
For most of the women we surveyed, a positive pregnancy test was the third pregnancy sign.