Pregnancy (Early) Progression Panel Blood Test
Test Code: 004416, 004317
Specimen Type: Blood
Pregnancy (Early) Progression Panel (Labcorp)
This test measures two key hormones that are often used to help monitor the early stages of pregnancy. The early weeks of pregnancy are some of the most important as the fetus begins to develop and the body prepares to carry it to term. During pregnancy, the production of various hormones affects changes in the body as well as stimulating and regulating the production of other hormones and chemicals that support the healthy development of the fetus. Measuring hormone levels can help to ensure the pregnancy is progressing normally as well as predict the likelihood of difficulties that may arise later. In cases where the risk level is higher, these hormones may be monitored throughout the pregnancy. 2 of the hormones which are often tested during pregnancy are hCG and progesterone. This package provides quantitative blood measurements for both of these important hormones.
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG): HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta. HCG levels typically increase for the first 10 weeks or so of pregnancy then plateau and begin to decrease. Most pregnancy tests use the presence of hCG as evidence of a pregnancy.
- Progesterone: Progesterone is a hormone that is initially produced by the ovaries and later in the pregnancy, by the placenta. Progesterone levels typically increase during the first trimester and then level out.
HCG and progesterone testing is often ordered during the early weeks of pregnancy and may be done at regular intervals when it is necessary to monitor how well the pregnancy is progressing. For additional testing options please see out Prenatal Category.
Turnaround for these tests is typically 1 business day.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
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