About the test
Are you expecting or planning to start a family? Experience the ultimate peace of mind and stay informed about the progress of your pregnancy with the HCG pregnancy monitoring blood test.
This test gives you an exact value of HCG concentration in your blood.
The HCG blood test can be used to detect a pregnancy early – even before a first missed period. Unlike urine pregnancy tests which give a simple positive or negative result, the HCG blood can give an indication of how far along you are in your pregnancy and continuous measurements can be used to check on the healthy progress of your pregnancy.
Our highly accurate home blood tests measure the HCG hormone in your blood, providing comprehensive insights into your pregnancy's health and progression. With superior sensitivity and specificity compared to urine-based tests, you can depend on the reliability of our results. Trust in a laboratory that strictly adheres to the Care Quality Commission regulations and BSI/ISO 15189 standards. You can also visit our clinics for same-day tests in person - and often same-day results.
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What is the HCG Pregnancy Blood Test?
The HCG blood test measures the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone in the blood. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. The HCG blood test is primarily used to confirm and monitor pregnancy.
HCG is primarily used in pregnancy confirmation - it is one of the earliest markers of pregnancy. The test can detect the presence of HCG in the blood, confirming pregnancy even before a missed period or a positive home pregnancy test.
HCG levels typically rise rapidly in early pregnancy and peak around 8-11 weeks. Serial HCG blood tests may be performed to monitor the health and progress of the pregnancy. Abnormal HCG levels could indicate an ectopic pregnancy, a potential miscarriage, or other pregnancy complications.
In certain cases, the HCG blood test can help estimate the gestational age of the pregnancy. Comparing the HCG levels with established reference ranges and considering the timing of the test can provide an approximate estimation of how far along the pregnancy is.
In addition, in some cases, the HCG blood test, along with other blood tests and ultrasound examinations, may be used as part of prenatal screening to assess the risk of certain genetic disorders.
- HCG (Beta HCG) Hormone