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Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
Pregnancy Blood Test
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.

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.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
This blood pregnancy test, measures the amount of the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) 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. Indeed, 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

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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

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

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

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.

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Important

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.