Also Known As
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Test, HCGTest, HCG Qualitative Blood Test
The Purpose of a Blood Pregnancy Test
You suspect you might be pregnant, but you want to know for sure. The best way to do that is by taking a blood test for pregnancy. It’s an accurate way to determine if you are expecting, and it can detect pregnancy early on—as soon as 10 days post-conception.
What Does the Qualitative Pregnancy Test Measure?
This test detects the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone produced by pregnant women. It’s important to note that there are two types of blood tests: A qualitative blood pregnancy test evaluates whether you are producing HCG to determine if you are pregnant. A quantitative test, on the other hand, measures the actual levels of HCG in your blood. At-home urine tests also measure HCG, but they are generally not as accurate or reliable as blood testing.
Who Should Take a Qualitative HCG Test?
Women should take this test if they are showing early symptoms associated with pregnancy:
- Breasts that feel tender or swollen
- Missed period
- Nausea or vomiting any time during the day or evening (not just morning sickness)
- A frequent urge to urinate
Qualitative Blood Pregnancy Test Preparation
You don’t need to follow special instructions before the pregnancy blood test.
Blood Pregnancy Test Results
The results are simple: a positive report detected HCG, confirming your pregnancy, while a negative test means you are not pregnant. (The quantitative test reports include actual numbers for your HCG levels, which can give you an idea of how far along you are in your pregnancy.)
If you are trying to conceive and your HCG qualitative blood tests regularly come back negative, you may want to talk with a doctor to see if you are having trouble getting pregnant and require fertility testing, which is also available through Personalabs. If you need to find a physician, ask us about our special telehealth service, which connects you with one of our board-certified physicians.
Where Can I Get a Blood Test for Pregnancy Near Me?
If you are pregnant, it’s more important than ever to take control of your health. You’ll want to take proactive steps—start scheduling prenatal appointments with an obstetrician and make sure you are exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep for two.
It’s easy to get a qualitative pregnancy test from Personalabs, which is offered as part of our comprehensive collection of women’s health tests:
Step 1: Purchase the qualitative blood pregnancy test from our online store and download the lab order. (A doctor’s approval may not be needed, depending on the state you live in.)
Step 2: Find the lab closest to you from more than 4,000 facilities nationwide. Personalabs works with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of the country’s best lab companies. See if your chosen location takes appointments and/or walk-in visits.
Step 3: Bring the lab order with you when it’s time for your blood draw.
Step 4: Enjoy the privacy and security of receiving your results in your confidential Personalabs account. Test reports generally arrive within 2 to 10 business days, but we will work with the lab if you need your results back by a specific date; contact us to learn more.
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