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Can ovulation tests also used as pregnancy tests?

By Dra. Elisa Pérez Larrea.
Last Update: 03/14/2020

By detecting different types of hormones, ovulation tests could not be used as a pregnancy test.

An ovulation test is a test that helps to identify the time of ovulation, as this is the most fertile period in a woman's cycle. The test detects elevated luteinizing hormone (LH) in the urine.

However, a pregnancy test detects the hormone Beta-HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin), whose level increases in blood and urine progressively as pregnancy progresses.

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Dra. Elisa Pérez Larrea
Dra. Elisa Pérez Larrea
Gynecologist
Dr. Elisa Pérez Larrea is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza and a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Oviedo. She also has a Master's degree in Human Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Licence number: 203311163
Gynecologist. Dr. Elisa Pérez Larrea is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza and a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Oviedo. She also has a Master's degree in Human Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid. Licence number: 203311163.
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