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Overview Brief

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre is a test conducted to check for pregnancy in a woman. It is performed using a blood sample drawn from the vein.

 

What is Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin is a glycoprotein hormone found in the urine and blood of a woman only during pregnancy and is released by the cells of the placenta, which provides nourishment for the fetus.

Why is Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test suggested?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre test is suggested in cases of:

  • To know the age of the fetus.
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy.
  • Abnormal swelling of the abdomen during pregnancy.
  • Excessive Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Positive Pregnancy Test, yet no image of the fetus in the ultrasound.
  • Severe abdominal pain.

The complications during pregnancy indicate issues like ectopic pregnancy or to identify if there had been a miscarriage.

How is a Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test performed?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test is a very short procedure.

  • A small amount of blood is drawn from your vein, usually, the inner arm using a needle.
  • The needle is drawn out and an adhesive bandage is placed over the arm.
  • The sample is sent to the laboratory for testing.

What are the parameters measured in the Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test is conducted to detect the HCG hormone and an amount of HCG above 25 U/L is considered as a positive indication of pregnancy.

Preparation before performing Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test is a very simple procedure, and you can eat and drink as normal.

Post-care after Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test

Some people might feel dizzy after the blood is drawn.

Sample types in Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin hormone is maximum in the first trimester and then gradually decreases:

  • Non-pregnant women – less than 10 U/L.
  • Positive pregnancy test – more than 25 U/L.
  • About 4 weeks after the last menstrual period or LMP : 0 to 750 U/L.
  • 6 weeks after the LMP – 200 to 32,000 U/L.
  • 8 to 12 weeks after the LMP – 32,000 to 210,000 U/L.
  • 16 to 29 weeks after the LMP – 1,400 to 53,000 U/L.
  • 29 to 41 weeks after the LMP – 940 to 60,000 U/L.

Side Effects of Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Titre Test has no known side effects.

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