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Old 05-28-2009, 09:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 11dpo and my HCG is 17

sound normal?

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Sounds normal according to this chart. Congrats again!

Days Past Ovulation
(What is this?) Median HCG Level Lowest HCG Level Reported Highest HCG Level Reported Number of women reporting a number for this day
10 16 1 245 55
11 23 2 196 228
12 36 2 294 478
13 62 4 575 932
14 100 3 2088 1884
15 135 3 2088 2431
16 198 5 9000 2638
17 290 5 9000 2713
18 405 7 10529 2587
19 598 16 12318 2454
20 841 29 14411 2219
21 1228 41 16860 1972
22 1688 58 19861 1651
23 2320 17 27000 1429
24 3328 144 28000 1191
25 4255 218 36984 982
26 5509 290 36924 838
okay, chart didn't copy well...first column is dpo, second is avg, 3rd is lowest, 4th is higest reported...

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Here is some clear information from the American Pregnancy Assoc.

Key things to remember about hCG levels:

*In a bout 85% of normal pregnancies, the hCG level will double every 48 - 72 hours. As you get further along in pregnancy and the hCG level gets higher, the time it takes to double can increase to about every 96 hours.
*Caution must be used in making too much of hCG numbers. A normal pregnancy may have low hCG levels and result in a perfectly healthy baby. The results from an ultrasound after 5 - 6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using hCG numbers.
*An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy.
*The hCG hormone is measured in milli-international units per milliliter (mIU/ml).
*A transvaginal ultrasound should be able to show at least a gestational sac once the hCG levels have reached between 1,000 - 2,000mIU/ml. Because levels can differentiate so much and conception dating can be wrong, a diagnosis should not be made by ultrasound findings until the hCG level has reached at least 2,000.
*A single hCG reading is not enough information for most diagnoses. When there is a question regarding the health of the pregnancy, multiple testings of hCG done a couple of days apart give a more accurate assessment of the situation.
*The hCG levels should not be used to date a pregnancy since these numbers can vary so widely.
*There are two common types of hCG tests. A qualitative hCG test detects if hCG is present in the blood. A quantitative hCG test (or beta hCG) measures the amount of hCG actually present in the blood.

Guideline to hCG levels during pregnancy:
hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age)* :

3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml
4 weeks LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
5 weeks LMP: 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
6 weeks LMP: 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml
7 - 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 - 229,000 mIU/ml
9 - 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml
13 - 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 - 254,000 mIU/ml
17 - 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml
25 - 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 - 117,000 mIU/ml
Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
Postmenopausal females: <9.5 mIU/ml

Info from: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/dur...hcglevels.html
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