In order for the result of the pregnancy test to be reliable, it should be done about 15 days after the embryo transfer. In addition, blood pregnancy tests provide more accurate results than urine tests, since they report the amount of the beta hormone hCG that exists in the body. This hormone is produced by the embryo itself when it implants in the woman's uterus.
Therefore, if a pregnancy test is performed before the recommended date, the woman could obtain a false positive or a false negative.
Read the full article on: IVF Failure – Staying Positive & Options for Success ( 78).
By Carmen Ochoa Marieta M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Cristina Mestre Ferrer B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), María Eugenia Ballesteros Moffa M.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 12/16/2020