Urine Pregnancy Test

hCG, Qualitative


Test Code: 004036
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Urine Pregnancy Test

This test is used to help determine if a person is pregnant.  This test looks for the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) a hormone which is produced during the early stages of pregnancy.  In most cases, this test will be accurate at 7 days from a missed menstruation or anytime after.  Results for this test are qualitative, meaning they come back positive or negative.  

This Urine Pregnancy test is usually ordered when someone has a missed menstruation or other symptoms of pregnancy.  This test may be done as an initial screen or as follow up to a home pregnancy test.  For further confirmation, a Quantitative Blood Pregnancy test can also be done along with, or as a follow up to, a positive urine test.  Quantitative Blood testing has the advantage of providing a numerical value for the hCG hormone level which can help estimate how far along the pregnancy is.  Follow up with a doctor or specialist is recommended after a positive test.

Turnaround for this test is typically 1 business day.

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.

Requirements:

A first-morning urine sample is recommended. 

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Urine Pregnancy Test

hCG, Qualitative


Test Code: 396
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Urine Pregnancy Test

This test is used to help determine if a person is pregnant.  This test looks for the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) a hormone which is produced during the early stages of pregnancy.  In most cases, this test will be accurate at 7 days from a missed menstruation or anytime after.  Results for this test are qualitative, meaning they come back positive or negative.  

This Urine Pregnancy test is usually ordered when someone has a missed menstruation or other symptoms of pregnancy.  This test may be done as an initial screen or as follow up to a home pregnancy test.  For further confirmation, a Quantitative Blood Pregnancy test can also be done along with, or as a follow up to, a positive urine test.  Quantitative Blood testing has the advantage of providing a numerical value for the hCG hormone level which can help estimate how far along the pregnancy is.  Follow up with a doctor or specialist is recommended after a positive test.

Turnaround for this test is typically 1 business day.

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.

Requirements:

A first-morning urine sample is recommended. 

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