Once your B-HCG results return, the doctor discusses the results with you. HCG levels are measured in ‘milli international units’ of HCG hormone per millilitre of blood. If your HCG levels are above or below the normal range, they can indicate a variety of conditions. Low levels of HCG above normal are indicative of:
- The blighted ovum or possible miscarriage
- Wrong calculation of the pregnancy date
- Ectopic pregnancy
In such cases, your doctor may conduct a transvaginal ultrasound to determine the pregnancy status.
High levels of HCG are indicative of:
- Multiple pregnancies such as twins or triplets
- Molar pregnancy – formation of an abnormal mass inside the uterus after fertilisation instead of an embryo.
- Malignancy of pancreas/lungs
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor to interpret the test reports.