What is the Pregnancy Blood Test?
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone consisting of two α and β subunits naturally produced by the placenta. HCG determination is useful for confirming pregnancy and evaluating trophoblastic tumours. Its role is to maintain the corpus luteum during pregnancy. And its concentration increases exponentially during pregnancy, reaching the maximum value in weeks 8-11.
Why get a Pregnancy Blood test?
- To detect an ectopic pregnancy.
- Screening for Down syndrome.
- To detect and monitor HCG – secreting tumours.
β-HCG: it is a hormone produced in your body during pregnancy.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
- Do not take biotin supplements two days before the appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for the Pregnancy blood test results is 1 working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.