Pregnancy Test, Blood Qualitative
This test is qualitative and only reports results as either Positive or Negative.
- 30 min30 minutes
- 60 US dollars$60
- Main Office
Description: The Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) qualitative blood test is a blood test that detects hCG in the blood. It is used to confirm pregnancy. It can also be used to confirm that there is not a pregnancy before a medical treatment. Also Known As: Beta hCG Test, Chorionic Gonadotropin Test, hCG Total Qualitative Test, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg), Qualitative Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Total, Qualitative, Pregnancy Test. hCG Blood Test Collection Method: Blood draw Specimen Type: Serum Test Preparation: No preparation required Average Processing Time: 1 to 2 days When is an hCG Total Qualitative test ordered? The timing of pregnancy testing is determined by a woman's accuracy in predicting the day of her menstrual period, as well as the technique of testing employed. Blood tests are more sensitive than urine tests and can be performed two days before a woman's period is expected to begin. By 10 days after a missed menstrual cycle, a urine or blood hCG test can be done with confidence. A woman may be able to ascertain whether she is pregnant the day she misses her period with a urine test, but the result may be mistakenly negative. If the first test is negative but pregnancy is suspected, the test may be repeated at a later date. When a doctor wants to diagnose or rule out an ectopic pregnancy or monitor a woman after a loss, he or she may perform quantitative blood hCG testing over several days. A woman may first have the standard signs and symptoms of pregnancy, but subsequently develop others that signal the pregnancy is not proceeding as planned. The following are some of the indications and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy: Abnormal vaginal bleeding Lower abdominal pain or cramps on one side of the pelvis If left untreated, the following signs and symptoms may worsen: Weakness, dizziness Fainting or feeling faint Blood pressure that is too low Suffering from shoulder pain In the pelvic area, there is a sudden, severe ache. Flu-like symptoms and a fever Vomiting If left untreated, the region around an ectopic pregnancy might burst and hemorrhage, resulting in cardiac arrest and death. Prior to a medical operation or therapy that could be detrimental during pregnancy, an hCG test may be recommended.
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