Beta Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin / Beta hCG (Male/Female) - Serum

Beta Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin / Beta hCG (Male/Female) - Serum

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Beta HCG is a hormone released during pregnancy. The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a sample of your blood. This test is used to confirm intrauterine pregnancy, diagnosis and follow up of ectopic pregnancies, molar gestation and as tumor marker.

This Test Includes

BETA HCG

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Beta Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin /  Beta hCG (Male/Female) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

At the time of pregnancy, the cells in the developing placenta begin making HCG and it can be detected after about 11 days from conception. A Beta HCG blood test is performed to confirm pregnancy, determine the age of the foetus, detect ectopic pregnancy, detect a potential miscarriage, screen for Down’s syndrome. An increased level of HCG in the blood may also indicate specific types of ovarian tumors in women and testicular tumors in men.

What is this test

HCG refers to the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. A qualitative HCG blood test detects the presence of this hormone in your blood, while a quantitative HCG or Beta HCG blood test checks for its specific levels. Where the Beta HCG Total blood test diagnoses pregnancy and helps in the examination of suspected ectopic pregnancy, Beta HCG, Free is performed during the first trimester during the prenatal screening for Down syndrome.