LabCorp Test

hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, Qualitative

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Used to confirm pregnancy.

Test #004556


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Also Known As Beta Subunit, hCG; hCG, β-Subunit, Qualitative, Serum; Pregnancy Test, Serum; Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG),Chorionic Gonadotropin
Preparation No fasting required. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.
Test Results 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced by the placenta after implantation.

A qualitative blood hCG test is ordered as early as 10 days after a missed menstrual period in order to confirm whether or not there is pregnancy.

In addition to a missed period, the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:

  • Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts tender, sensitive or sore.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting.
  • Increased urination.
  • Fatigue.
  • Food aversions or cravings.

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