The human chorionic gonadotropin test is used to measure the level of BHCG in the blood and urine. This test is sometimes referred to as a pregnancy test.

What is human chorionic gonadotropin? What are the uses of the human chorionic gonadotropin test?

In the following, our doctors will answer your questions about pregnancy test or BHCG test.


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What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

This hormone is made by special cells in the human placenta (chorion) and is secreted into the mother’s blood. BHCG plays an important role in the continuation of pregnancy.


When is a human chorionic gonadotropin test positive during pregnancy?

BCHG is initially detectable in the blood about eleven days after conception.

BCHG is detected in a pregnant woman’s urine about twelve to fourteen days after conception.

This is the basis of urinalysis -based early detection pregnancy test performance.


What are the changes in human chorionic gonadotropin blood level in pregnancy blood test?

The following tips will help you better understand the human chorionic gonadotropin test:


How many types of human chorionic gonadotropin test do we have?

There are two types of HCG blood test:

  1. Qualitative test: only reports whether or not HCG is detected in the blood with positive or negative results.
  2. Quantitative test: measures the amount of HCG in the blood, reporting the result numerically in milli-international units per milliliter (mIU/mL)


What does low blood HCG mean?

We said that it takes about ninety-six hours to double the blood levels of the pregnancy hormone. If you have a HCG test with the amount of x, 72-48 hours after repeating the test, not only the amount of x should not decrease but it should increase. Now, if your blood HCG level is less than x in your test, the following may be the reason for this drop.


What does it mean if the HCG blood level is higher than gestational age?


Is it always necessary to repeat the human chorionic gonadotropin test regularly?

No, regular repetition of HCG test is not common for all pregnancies. If you have a problem during pregnancy or show signs and symptoms of a problem, a repeat test is required, for example in the following cases:

When a miscarriage occurs, usually within four to six weeks, the qualitative blood HCG test is negative and the quantitative HCG test is less than 5mlu / ml.

Of course, the duration of this time varies in different abortions, this time depends on the following factors:


What does a positive HCG test mean?

There are times when a positive HCG test result indicates that you are pregnant, there are a few cases where a positive HCG test result does not indicate pregnancy.


In what ways can your doctor order a human chorionic gonadotropin test?

In general, your doctor can order a human chorionic gonadotropin test in one of the following ways:


For which cases human chorionic gonadotropin test is requested?

For which cases human chorionic gonadotropin test is requested?


What cancers cause an increase in the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone?

The following cancers can increase the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone: