A quantitative early blood test to measure levels of the hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) to give a positive or negative pregnancy result.
This quantitative pregnancy blood test, also called the Beta hCG blood test, measures the amount of the hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in the blood. This hormone is secreted when a fertilised egg becomes implanted in the uterine wall. Present in very small amounts in early conception, the level of hCG grows as your pregnancy develops.
This test is very sensitive and can detect even very low levels of hCG, possibly giving a positive result earlier than an over-the-counter urine test. Indeed, a blood test like this can tell if you are pregnant about six to eight days after you ovulate (release an egg from an ovary).
This test if for women who want an early test to find out whether they are pregnant. A negative result does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant as hCG may not be detectable even with this sensitive test, especially if you tested early or ovulated late. A repeat test is recommended if your period has not arrived after another 3 days.
This test can identify a pregnancy earlier than most women experience symptoms. However, some women report classic signs of pregnancy including more frequent urination, swollen breasts, morning sickness and tiredness even before they have missed their first period.
We will send you your Pregnancy Test (blood) finger-prick blood and sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample option during the checkout process..
Your Pregnancy Test (blood) includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.