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How long does it take for a blood pregnancy test result to come back?

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According to Medical Health Tests, it takes between one and two days for a blood pregnancy test result to come back, depending on the individual physician's office and the laboratory used. Blood tests can detect a pregnancy within seven to 12 days from conception.

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How long does it take for a blood pregnancy test result to come back?
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According to the American Pregnancy Association, a blood test detects pregnancy by measuring the concentration of the hormone hCG in a woman's blood, using either a qualitative or quantitative testing measure. Pregnancy blood tests are more accurate than urine home pregnancy tests, which have a 97 percent accuracy rate, according to WebMD. Quantitative hCG tests can also detect ectopic pregnancies.


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