About bhCG-Total-Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone test
bhCG-Total-Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone test
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Why bhCG-Total-Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone test is done?
For confirming pregnancy, the timing of testing depends on how accurate a woman is about the day she expects her menstrual period as well as the method used for testing. In general, blood tests are more sensitive than urine tests and can be done two days before a woman would expect her period to start. A urine or blood hCG test can be done reliably by 10 days after a missed menstrual period.
Blood tests are normally well-tolerated. Some people have smaller or larger veins, which may make taking a blood sample more difficult. However, risks associated with blood tests like the ACTH hormone test are rare. Uncommon risks of having blood drawn include: excessive bleeding lightheadedness or fainting hematoma, or blood pooling under the skin infection at the site
By knowing the results of the levels of hCG. If there is an abnormality in the level you may know beforehand ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy or miscarriage possibility can be known and symptomin treatment of other diseasesis done accordingly.
Test Method 1 :The hCG quantitative test measures the level of hCG hormone in a blood sample. A healthcare professional takes a blood sample by following these steps:
An elastic band is wrapped around your upper arm to stop the blood flow and to make the veins in your arm more visible so the needle can be inserted easier.
A vein is located and the skin around the vein is cleaned with alcohol.
The needle is inserted into the vein and a tube is attached to the end of the needle to collect the blood.
After enough blood is collected, the elastic band is removed from your arm.
As the needle is removed, cotton or gauze is placed onto the puncture site.
Pressure is applied to the cotton or gauze, and it's secured with a bandage.
While the needle is being inserted, you may feel a brief stinging or pinching sensation, or you may not feel anything at all. When the needle is in the vein, you may feel minor discomfort or stinging. Afterward, you may feel some mild throbbing at the puncture site.
After your hCG levels have been measured in the blood sample, the results are sent to your doctor who may request an appointment with you to discuss the results of the test.
There are no particular preparations required for the hCG quantitative test.
Report available :The Turn around time for this test is around 24 hours.