Why should I have a pregnancy blood test?
So you think you’re pregnant? And your urine pregnancy test is positive? It’s time for a pregnancy blood test, also known as a beta hCG test. There are several reasons to have a beta hCG test:
- Confirm a pregnancy
- Repeated hCG tests to check viability of early pregnancy
- hCG test during pregnancy to monitor level as indicated by your obstetrician
We know how important this test is so we’ve made sure that we’ve kept the price down as much as possible while ensuring you get a great service and fast result.
Tell me more about the test
We offer a quantitative Beta HCG blood test for pregnancy, which can confirm a pregnancy following an initial positive urine test result.
The blood test checks for the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced in the uterus following implantation.
Because of the reliable production rate of hCG after conception, in addition to confirming a pregnancy, this test can also evaluate how far along the pregnancy is.
When should I get tested?
For an accurate result, you will need to wait at least 11 days after the date of conception to take this test, as a blood test will not be able to pick up traces of the hormone until this point. If you are not sure of the date of conception, it is recommended that you wait until the due date of your menstrual period.
What does the test include
The Beta hCG test is a blood test which gives an accurate result for pregnancy.