Originally Posted by BabyHopes
Hi everyone! well i went in for my blood test yesterday at 10 dpo and it came back with hcg level of 18. is this normal or is it way too low?
I think what matters the most is how the numbers behave over a series of days. My hcg level at 14 days dpo was around 72 and then tripled in 72 hours. In order to get an accurate read on what is going on, you need to have a serial HCG test done 48 to 72 hours after your first one.
Since it is only 10 days dpo, I wouldn't worry about the absolute number. Most pregnancy tests only start to show positives at a minimum of 25 and they advise you to take the test on the first day of your missed period.