(Closed) When is a test positive?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

When your HCG levels are high enough to be detected.  (Typically won’t test positive until after the embryo implants itself in the uterine lining.)  You generally won’t get a positive test until around 12 days past your ovulation date (some people do get positive tests as early as 9 days past though.)  If you don’t know when you ovulated then I would wait to test until the day your period usually starts even though you still may not test positive for a few more days after that because it still depends on the level of HCG in your urine.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee

You WILL NOT get a positive test until the egg implants (7-10 days after you ovulate). After that it takes 2-4 days to produce enough hcg for the most sensitive tests to detect. (Many wont until you miss your period). The tests detect hcg, which is produced by the developing placenta when the egg implants (the placenta won’t be fully developed until later though). 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@KH:  Welcome! 🙂

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