Pregnancy Beta HCG Quantitative
What can I expect from this Pregnancy Test - Beta HCG?
This is a quantitative Beta HCG test that can identify whether you are pregnant or not. It can also be used to monitor how your pregnancy is progressing on a weekly basis.
This test is more sensitive than a urine pregnancy test allowing you to confirm pregnancy earlier.
What is the difference between the blood test and the standard urine test?
Whilst both tests measure beta HCG levels, studies have shown that the blood test allows for earlier detection of pregnancy as it is more sensitive.
Typically, the urine test is best done 1 week after a missed period as before this time the accuracy is limited. There is also a higher chance of a false positive result.
The added benefit of this beta HCG blood test (quantitative) is that it is able to tell you how far along the pregnancy is. Repeated testing can tell you if the pregnancy is progressing at the expected level and potentially identify issues.
What potential issues can this test identify?
If the level of HCG is low or the trend is declining then this can be an indication of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. However, this is not diagnostic and would require a detailed review with your doctor.
If the level of HCG is high or the trend is increasing at a rate faster than expected then this can be an indication of multiple pregnancy (twins etc) or Molar pregnancy. However, this is not diagnostic and would require a detailed review with your doctor.
What else can this beta HCG blood test be used for?
Fertility clinics can use HCG injections to help increase the chances of IVF or IUI being successful. Therefore, this test can also be used to monitor your levels if you are going through this process.
Pregnancy (1 Biomarkers).
The presence of the hormone Beta-HCG is used to confirm pregnancy and the quantitative levels of this hormone in your blood can be used to determine the gestational age of your foetus.
Beta-hCG, The test checks for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG). This is produced in the placenta around 6 days after an egg is fertilised and can be detected in both blood and urine.
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