What do beta hcg numbers mean? Are my numbers good?
by Dlg5291, Jan 16, 2012
A nurse from my doctor's office just called me to schedule an u/s because my beta's are very high. At 20 dpo: 2,768 and progest. 12.4, and at 22 dpo beta was 5,393 and progest. was 15.8. I really don't understand all this beta numbers and what they mean. Are those bad numbers I'm getting?
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by adgalBlank, Jan 16, 2012
No, they aren't bad at all.  In fact they are well on the high side of normal ("ll post a chart for you after this post).

A beta/hcg tests for the hormone hcg which is typically only produced when pregnant.  Dr's will often monitor them and what they are looking for is the amount of time it takes them to increase, or double.  In a healthy pregnancy, in the early stages, your hcg level typically doubles every 48 to 72 hours.  As it get's higher the doubling time slows down, eventually leveling off and even dropping a little bit.  HCG levels rising slowly, or dropping are often an indicator of a miscarriage (in the early stages of pregnancy).  So congrats, you have a healthy pregnancy!  Your numbers are a bit high, but the range of normal is huge as you'll see below.  High hcg levels can be an indicator of multiples, although it's certainly not diagnostic.

Hope that helps!
by adgalBlank, Jan 16, 2012

Here you go.  As you can see the level of normal is huge.  The number itself is not what's important, but that they are increasing properly, which yours are.  I bet they are wondering about twins with you.  Good luck!

Beta hCG level chart
hCG levels during pregnancy

(in weeks since last menstrual period)
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 55-200 ng/ml
by Dlg5291, Jan 16, 2012
Thank you adgal, this really brings peace of mind. I will be happy even if it's just one. A healthy one!

by queenspade, Jan 16, 2012
I think your numbers look great!!!  I agree with adgal, they may be thinking twins or want to verify your dates.  Your numbers are doubling well so I wouldn't worry!!!  
by chica192, Oct 11, 2012
my problem is.. i have a beta hcg <1 mIU/ml  what that means? and than i can read non pregnant females: <5.0 next pregnant mIU/ml ???plss help me
by missthang73, Oct 11, 2012
A BHCG <1 means non -pregnant.
by chica192, Oct 11, 2012
okidoki.. thank you :) it is very strange that im not, cause im going now for 3month that i havent seen my period :( and my boobs are HUGE! my jeans didnt fix me anymore!! im nervous.. is that bad??
by missthang73, Oct 17, 2012
Did u aver go 2 the doc and have them to test u for pregnancy?
by christine111885, Mar 16, 2013
hi! my laboratory result level 36,000 and 10 miu/ml.,is this means im pregnant??