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Pregnancy Blood Test

Pregnancy Blood Test


An early detection finger-prick laboratory pregnancy test which can detect a pregnancy sooner than an over-the counter urine test. This test can also be used to monitor your pregnancy.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test

Is it for you?

Have you been trying to conceive and want to know quickly if you've been successful? Have you had IVF treatment and are eager to know if it has worked? Have you had a positive pregnancy test and want to check that your pregnancy hormone is rising as it should? Do you think that you might be having twins and want to test your levels of hCG? If so, this highly sensitive finger-prick laboratory blood test can give you the answers you need.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Pregnancy Blood Test by following these instructions. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

This blood pregnancy test, measures the amount of the hormone hCG 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 increases as your pregnancy develops. This pregnancy test measures the amount of hormone hCG in the blood to give either a positive or negative pregnancy result. 

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. 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). 

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.

Levels of hCG rise rapidly in pregnancy and this test can also be used to monitor how well your pregnancy is progressing. High levels of hCG in the blood can also indicate a multiple birth. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are trying to conceive and want to see if you are pregnant
  • You are experiencing early pregnancy symptoms and want to investigate
  • You want to monitor hCG levels to check how your pregnancy is progressing
  • You suspect twins and want to see if this is indicated by your hCG levels

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.


Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.