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Old 02-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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Or if you really want technical:

http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php...ol6n2/test.xml

"...most tests with multiple manufacturers test kits will present a hook effect problem at hCG levels >200000 mIU/mL in urine. This he has seen many times in his practice of research and has two simple answers. One, most devices have one antibody to site β1 and another to β-CTP or to the ?-subunit. The principal hCG-related ingredient in urine is “β-subunit core fragment”, a small break down product of hCG. This can account for up to 99% of the immunoreactivity. β-core fragment can saturate the β-site, but not the second site. This will block any hCG from forming a sandwich between the β1 site and the other site, and lead to a negative result known as “hook effect” or “prozone phenomenon”. Two, the manufacturers urine pregnancy test kit has an upper limit of 600000 which is based upon a standard that is predominantly β-core fragment. 10
Hook effect in itself is an infrequent event leading to false negative results and can be overcome by dilution of urine sample."

Lol. Most of this is mumbo jumbo to me...

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Ok ladies... this is getting outta hand. Stop ocd obsessing and looking up confusing technicalities!! We're good, we're here... let's enjoy it!!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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haha! well that explains it.. LOL! geesh, well I think that I am going to have my levels tested come time for my first appointment. just because I am a nerd and I am a curious person.

and noticed that taco bell is a definite no go in the books.
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Ok ladies... this is getting outta hand. Stop ocd obsessing and looking up confusing technicalities!! We're good, we're here... let's enjoy it!!!!!!!
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I've been cramping alot this time around too. I tested every day for the first week, I'm not sure if It was because I was worried or because I just get so excited everytime that second line shows up. Probably a little of both I guess. I know it's hard but try not to worry and stress about it. If your going to loose the pregnancy there isn't really anything you can do about it and if it's a healthy pregnancy all that stressing isn't good for the baby.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #16
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I feel I will come out of the clouds a bit when I hear that heartbeat as well too. Trying to keep life rolling around here, but I know I'm a bit more introverted, which is what I do when I'm "dealing". Sorry Alice, I really AM trying to celebrate. DH was really giving me the pep talk tonight. Its just been a long year. But I'm trying Alice!

Hope those cramps are good ones. I'm trying to mentally prepare for when I feel some normal cramping, which I assume will be next week. ALways scary
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I too, am obsessing and being all crazy. But, that is my way lol. I will enjoy it more once my betas come back and i see/hear a heart beat
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #18
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I know its hard. I have doubts everyday. I have such a hard time believing that Im going to get to hear that hb. And that this time it is for real. Even though I have no reason to believe otherwise. I wish I could have had just one carefree pregnancy. That would have been nice.
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Wait can I not eat Taco Bell? I love their bean burrito when I'm pregnant...
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