Pregnancy Urine Test
Test Code: 004036
Specimen Type: Urine
Pregnancy Urine Test (Labcorp)
This test is used to help determine if a person is pregnant. A urine pregnancy test looks for the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in a urine sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During the first 14-16 weeks of pregnancy, hCG levels normally increase quickly and then begin to gradually decrease. Results for this test are qualitative, meaning they come back positive or negative. Pregnancy lab testing has the benefit of a higher degree of accuracy than standard at-home test kits.
This test is typically ordered when someone is experiencing signs of pregnancy or has already had a positive result on an at-home pregnancy test. Some of the earliest signs of pregnancy include a missed menstrual period, unusual tiredness or fatigue, frequent urination, and nausea. In the event of a negative result, if the signs of pregnancy continue, it is recommended to wait 1-2 weeks and test again. Request A Test also offers a Quantitative Blood Pregnancy test which can offer a higher level of accuracy and early detection.
Turnaround for this test 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.
For the highest accuracy, this test should be taken at least 7 days after a missed menstrual period or anytime after.
A first-morning urine sample is recommended.