Pregnancy Test HCG, QL, URINE
Does this test have other names?
HCG test, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin test, Qualitative HCG blood test, Quantitative HCG blood test, Beta-HCG Urine test
What is an HCG urine test?
A pregnancy test
tells the quantity of a hormone in the body called HCG. It develops during pregnancy by the placenta, which is an organ produced in the uterus. HCG hormone is present in the urine and blood during pregnancy. An HCG test
helps to know about pregnancy when females have passed ten days after conception. This test may give benefits by identifying complications during pregnancy.
What is the use of a pregnancy test?
The HCG test
aims to find whether you are pregnant. Both urine and blood tests can determine pregnancy. You may need to repeat the test to confirm a pregnancy. A pregnancy test can indicate the levels of HCG that helps to evaluate the age of the fetus (an offspring of a child in the process of prenatal development).
A pregnancy test may also use to check or monitor
What are the two different HCG results?
- Ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a fertilized egg attaches to an abnormal area
- Pregnancy before any surgery or other medical treatments
- Down syndrome as it is part of prenatal screening during pregnancy
- A pregnancy that may lead to a miscarriage
- Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a condition for tumors related to pregnancy
When you become pregnant, a hormone called HCG develops in your body in large quantities. There are two types of HCG result, include Qualitative and Quantitative reported by your healthcare provider.
- Qualitative – These tests determine a positive or negative result that depends on the quantity of HCG in your sample. It can perform either using a blood or a urine sample. The qualitative HCG test is most often used to find pregnancy.
When do I need this test?
- Quantitative - This HCG test only measures the levels of HCG in your blood. It is a blood test, but a few urine tests may also give a limited quantitative analysis. This test may use to diagnose abnormal pregnancies.
A pregnancy test
is a general test your provider recommends if you think you are pregnant. The human chorionic gonadotropin tests provide accurate results if conducted at least one to two weeks when you miss the menstrual period. The HCG test
may also perform when you experience these signs and symptoms for an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage.
Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, such as
- Unexpected vaginal bleeding
- Pain in the lower back
- Pelvic area or lower abdomen pain
- One side cramp in the pelvis
You may experience additional symptoms if an ectopic pregnancy does not discover and receive treatment. You can talk with a doctor if you experience these signs and symptoms during pregnancy.
A Beta-HCG Urine
test is a routine test before medical treatments like surgeries or chemotherapy that may affect your fetus. Your healthcare provider suggests a pregnancy test whether it is suitable for you.
What are the additional tests that may include along with the test?
Your healthcare provider may ask you to place an order for these additional tests, such as
What do the HCG test results mean?
- HCG blood tests
- Blood tests to determine the quantity of specific hormone
A Beta-HCG Urine test
results depend on the person’s age, gender, medical history, and other factors. Each lab test result has its reference value, which may slightly differ from the other labs. You can understand your provider about your test results. You can place an online order for this test at UmbrellaMD
The recommended range of test results that shows that you are pregnant lies above 20 mIU/mL (milli-international units per milliliter). A value below 5mIU/mL of HCG shows a negative result that may tell that you are not pregnant. Your healthcare provider may recommend repeating the test for a week to confirm your pregnancy if the results are not in an ideal range.
What is the procedure for an HCG urine test?
An HCG test
is a urine test. Your provider may ask you to collect urine in a sample specimen. You can put your urine in a sample in the morning as you wake up. Home pregnancy tests need the test strip to dip into your urine sample. This test takes at least 5 minutes.
How to prepare for the test?
An HCG test does not require any special preparation. You can inform your provider about medicines, vitamins, and supplements that you are already using. You may need to follow specific instructions provided to you.
Is there any risk to the test?
A urine test does not have any risk.
What factors may affect the urine pregnancy test?
Specific medicines that may affect the test results. These medicines include water pills and fertility medicines. Taking large amounts of fluid may also affect your test results. It leads to more diluted urine when you pee in a sample container. High levels of HCG
are generally present when urine collects first in the morning.
To make an online appointment with a doctor, you can visit Umbrella Health Care Systems
. It is online healthcare that connects a sufferer with a doctor. You don’t need to have a prescription for this lab test. You can register here
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