How long does conception take from the time of intercourse?

Assuming that intercours is timed at around ovulation, fertilization of the egg will occur within about 36 hours of ovulation. Implantation of the embryo occurs within 10 days or so. The pregnancy hormone beta hCG will normally be measurable at the time of your missed period, usually 14 days after you have ovulated.
How do pregnancy test kits work?

Pregnancy test kits require you to test a sample of your urine. The absorbent wand reacts if a hormone called hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin), which is produced by the embro, is present in your urine. As a backup, many kits include a second test.

How to use a test kit Not all kits look like the one shown here, but they work in basically the same way. Remove the test wand from the cap or cartridge. Hold the absorbent sampler in your urine stream for a few seconds. Replace the wand into the cartridge. Wait as directed. If you are pregnant, both windows will show a color.

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