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Pregnancy Progress Blood Test

Pregnancy Progress Blood Test


An easy, at-home blood test for progesterone and beta hCG to check that your pregnancy is progressing as it should in the early stages.
Blood sample 2 biomarkers included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Pregnancy Progress Blood Test
Pregnancy Progress Blood Test
Pregnancy Progress Blood Test
Pregnancy Progress Blood Test
Pregnancy Progress Blood Test

Is it for you?

Are you newly pregnant and want to check that your pregnancy is progressing as it should in the first few weeks? Have you had previous miscarriages and you want to check that everything is okay? Perhaps you’ve had successful IVF treatment and want reassurance that your pregnancy is progressing normally? If you want to check on your pregnancy hormones and get advice from a qualified doctor on what your levels mean, then this test is for you.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

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. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.

From the expert

The early stages of a pregnancy are an important time as your body begins forming a baby. The first trimester is the period of 12 weeks from the first day of your last period. There are significant physical and hormonal changes during this time, and your baby grows faster than at any other stage of pregnancy.

This can be an exciting yet uncertain time for women, particularly if it is your first pregnancy or you have experienced previous miscarriages. The risk of miscarriage is higher in the first three months and many women want reassurance that their pregnancy is progressing as it should in the early stages.

This Pregnancy Progress Blood Test is a quantitative test for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which means that it measures the actual levels of hCG in your blood. HCG is made in the cells of the placenta (the organ that surrounds your baby), and it rises rapidly in the early stages of pregnancy, peaking at around 10 or 11 weeks. Levels will double every 48 - 72 hours in a healthy pregnancy. HCG is a sensitive test that may be able to detect a pregnancy earlier than over-the-counter urine tests. Higher than normal levels of hCG can also indicate that you are having twins, although this will need to be confirmed by an ultrasound scan. 

HCG tells your body you are pregnant and maintains the production of the hormones progesterone and oestrogen, which are essential for your baby. This test also measures your progesterone levels which prepare the uterus for pregnancy by thickening it. Your progesterone levels should typically stay elevated throughout your pregnancy.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You want to check the progress of your early pregnancy
  • You want reassurance about your pregnancy after experiencing recurrent miscarriages
  • You want to check your hormone levels during pregnancy
  • You’ve been advised to take this test by your fertility specialist

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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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.