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If you believe that you may be pregnant, Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test is the ideal option for confirming pregnancy and other conditions.

What is Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test is carried out to measure the levels of the b-HCG hormone in the blood and thus confirm certain medical conditions.

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test requires a blood sample. The b-HCG hormone is secreted by the placenta cells during pregnancy, and its levels increase in the first weeks of pregnancy [1]. High b-HCG levels are also associated with certain tumors and can hence be indicative of cancer.

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test should be done within the first trimester of suspected pregnancy.

Why is Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test suggested?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test is suggested in the following cases.

  • To confirm pregnancy.
  • To confirm the health of the embryo.
  • To detect tumors, inflammatory bowel diseases or other illnesses.

How is Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test performed?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test is performed by a trained pathologist.

  • An elastic band is wrapped about the arm.
  • A syringe is used to draw blood after swabbing the area with alcohol.
  • A dressing is applied after withdrawal [2].

The blood is sent to the laboratory for the Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test.

What are the parameters measured in Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test involves the following parameters.

  • Level of b-HCG hormone in the blood.

Preparations before performing Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test

The following preparations are recommended before Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test.

  • Informing the physician of all medications being taken.
  • Taking morning sample of urine (if required) [3].

Post-care after Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test

No specific post-care is needed for Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test.

Sample types in Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test

The following sample types are needed for Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test.

  • Blood sample.
  • Urine sample.

Side effects/ risks of Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test

Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Total Test involves the following risks.

  • Minor risk of excessive bleeding when withdrawing blood.
  • Distorted results from certain medications.

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