Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy confirmation test, which measures blood hCG levels
What is this test?
Confirm your pregnancy through a simple blood test. This is the reliable way to detect a pregnancy just 2 weeks after conception. This is especially useful if you've already missed a period or had a positive home test. You can expect to receive quick and confidential results within 24 hours
Is this test for me?
- Confirm pregnancy
- Determine the gestational age of the foetus
- Assess certain pregnancy complications
How long does it take?
The test turnaround is 24 hours.
Type of sample
What is included in this test
Pregnancy Blood Markers
The pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by the placenta after a fertilised egg implants in the uterus, usually shortly after conception. The hCG levels can typically be detected in the blood about ten days after a missed period, making it an early and reliable indicator of pregnancy. This blood marker tests for beta hCG, which allows measuring and quantifying levels of this hormone.
The benefits of this blood test
- Check your blood hCG levels - an indicator of pregnancy
- Get support and advice from our doctors
Confirmation of pregnancy
If a woman suspects she may be pregnant, a quantitative blood test can provide a definitive confirmation by measuring the hCG hormone levels in the bloodstream.
Early pregnancy monitoring
The test can monitor a pregnancy's progression in its early stages, as hCG levels increase rapidly during the first trimester. It can help assess the viability and health of the pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancy detection
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. Quantitative blood tests can help detect lower or slower-rising hCG levels, which may indicate an ectopic pregnancy.
Monitoring molar pregnancy
Molar pregnancy is a rare condition in which abnormal tissue grows instead of a normal fetus. Monitoring hCG levels with a quantitative blood test can help diagnose and monitor the progression of this condition.
Evaluation of pregnancy complications
The test can aid in evaluating and monitoring certain pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage. Changes in hCG levels can provide insights into the health of the pregnancy and guide appropriate medical interventions.
Estimation of gestational age
The hCG levels measured through the test can help estimate the gestational age of the pregnancy, especially when the last menstrual period is uncertain or irregular.
Follow-up after fertility treatments
For individuals who have undergone fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), the test can help monitor the procedure's success and assess the early development of the pregnancy.
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