What is a blood pregnancy test?
A Blood pregnancy test is the most accurate way to determine pregnancy due to a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin also known as hCG. There are two types of pregnancy testing through blood, one that measures how much hCG and the other just verifies it's presence. These blood tests can be done earlier from a missed period than at home tests. A home test can only test whether the hormone is present and you would still need a blood test to determine the level of hCG.
When should I take a blood pregnancy test?
If you have taken a home pregnancy test and your results are negative but you still have signs and symptoms of pregnancy, blood testing should be done. It is possible to take home pregnancy incorrectly. The hCG levels will vary depending on the gestational age.
What do the results mean?
Any result 25 mIU/ML or higher is considered a positive pregnancy. Since levels can differ depending on specific factors, this test should be repeated on a regular basis. If the level is higher than expected, it is quite possible conception was earlier than you thought or there is a multiple pregnancy. If the level appears to be dropping it could mean possible miscarriage. It is important to know your family history and be aware of what medications you are taking. Some medications may contain hCG which can cause a false positive test as well as certain medical conditions even though this is said to be a rare occurrence.
Do you offer more than one pregnancy test?
Currently, Personalabs offers two pregnancy tests: Qualitative HCG Serum Pregnancy Test and Quantitative HCG Serum Pregnancy Test. The Qualitative will provide a positive or negative result while the Quantitative will tell you how far along in the pregnancy you or your partner are.
No need to waste time and money on office visits to your doctor or local fertility clinic. You can find out if you or your partner are pregnant in as little as 24-48 hours with Personalabs.
Where can I tested?
You can order a blood pregnancy test through the Personalabs website without a doctor. First we recommend you check for a testing location near you by clicking on your state below. Personalabs has over 2,300 lab locations where you can go to get tested however we can't provide lab testing in New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island. If you live in one of those states but still want to get a blood pregnancy test please use our location finder to find a patient service center in a neighboring state that isn't too far away.