21 day blood test opinions please

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by Dee28, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Dee28

    Dee28 Well-Known Member

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    So i'm due to have my 21 day blood test this month and CD21 is Friday. However i didn't ovulate until at least CD18 (possibly 19) making day 21 only 2 or 3dpo. I understand that its called a 21 day blood test based on an average 28 day cycle and that progesterone peaks around 7 days after you ovulate and thats why the test is done then. So my question is should i go ahead and do it tomorrow and risk a low result that may stress me and may not be totally accurate, or should i have it done next Tuesday which will be CD25 but around 7 dpo for me? I'm thinking I should wait til next tuesday to get a more accurate result. I don't temp but i do opks and had smileys monday afternoon and tuesday morning. Thanks xx
     
  2. naomip

    naomip Well-Known Member

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    can you call the surgery to check? Or go along to your appointment tomorrow and explain your situation, they might book,you in again for the tues. X
     
  3. coz78

    coz78 Well-Known Member

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    ^^wss. I always assumed they took into account not everyone ov's on the same day but it's worth checking x
     
  4. Dee28

    Dee28 Well-Known Member

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    i'll just have to go to my local hospital and sit and wai for the blood test so they won't know, they just take what the form says. I did think about calling the GP but she was so vague about the whole thing when i asked for the blood test that i don't think she would be as knowledgable as i want her to be if you know what i mean!
     
  5. scn

    scn Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure waiting to ask tomorrow will be of any help, it's usually just a phlebotomist taking the bloods so they won't have a clue. Ring your GP and ask xx
     

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