blood pregnancy test
Our blood pregnancy test measures a hormone in the body called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This is a hormone released by the placenta during pregnancy, but it can also be released by other cells in other conditions. This test may be ordered to help determine if you are pregnant. However, confirming pregnancy should be done under the supervision of your healthcare provider. It is very important to follow up with your healthcare provider or OB-GYN regarding the results of this test, as this test is also used to monitor or screen for other conditions.
who should be tested?
This test may be helpful as a first step for individuals who want to find out if they are pregnant. Follow up with your healthcare provider or OB-GYN for more information about whether or not you should order this test.
It is important to note that this test is not intended to monitor pregnancy without working with your healthcare provider. If this test is ordered multiple times, results should be interpreted in-person by a healthcare provider. Some results may indicate certain conditions that require medical attention, and supervision by a healthcare provider is strongly advised.
What will my results tell me?
This test can be the first step in helping to determine if you’re pregnant. Confirming pregnancy should be done under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Your results may indicate pregnancy or other conditions, such as menopause, abnormal pregnancies, certain types of reproductive tumors, or Down syndrome in a developing fetus. It is important to speak to your healthcare provider or OB-GYN to ensure that you are taking the right steps for your health and discuss additional recommended testing. Your healthcare provider will discuss the meaning of your hCG level with you.
You will have an opportunity to speak to a board-certified licensed PWNHealth healthcare provider during an educational session. The healthcare provider can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help you determine next steps in care.