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hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, Qualitative

hCG blood test is used to confirm pregnancy.

Sample Report

Test Code: 004556

Also Known As: Beta Subunit, hCG; hCG, β-Subunit, Qualitative, Serum; Pregnancy Test, Serum; Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG),Chorionic Gonadotropin

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

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.

Sample Report

Test Code: 8435

Also Known As: Beta Subunit, hCG; hCG, β-Subunit, Qualitative, Serum; Pregnancy Test, Serum; Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG),Chorionic Gonadotropin

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

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.

Description

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone made 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.

 

Along with a missed period, the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy may include:

 

  • Tender, swollen breasts. 
  • Nausea with or without vomiting.
  • Increased urination.
  • Fatigue.
  • Food distaste or cravings.

 

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