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Hcg Qualitative

Hcg Qualitative

HCG blood test - qualitative

A qualitative HCG blood test checks if there is a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin in your blood. HCG is a hormone produced in the body during pregnancy.

Other HCG tests include:

  • HCG urine test
  • Quantitative pregnancy test (checks specific level of HCG in your blood)

How the Test will Feel

When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel moderate pain. Others feel only a prick or stinging. Afterward, there may be some throbbing.

How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is first cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.

Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm.

Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed. The puncture site is covered with an adhesive bandage to stop any bleeding.

Why the test is performed

Most often, this test is performed to determine if you are pregnant or not. HCG level in the blood may also be high in women with certain types of ovarian tumors or in men with testicular tumors.

Risks

Risks of having blood drawn are slight, but may include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded
  • Blood accumulating under the skin (hematoma)
  • Infection (a slight risk any time the skin is broken)

How the Test will Feel

When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel moderate pain. Others feel only a prick or stinging. Afterward, there may be some throbbing.

Special considerations

False positive tests may occur when certain hormones are increased, such as after menopause or when taking hormone supplements.

A pregnancy test is considered to be about 98% accurate. When the test is negative but pregnancy is still suspected, the test should be repeated in 1 week.

How To Read A Qualitative Pregnancy Test?

A qualitative pregnancy test displays the result in the form of lines or symbols.

If the test line appears, then the pregnancy test is positive, and otherwise, it is negative.

Some pregnancy test use symbols such as a plus sign for a positive pregnancy test and minus sign for a negative pregnancy test.

Digital pregnancy test shows the results as written phrases ‘pregnant’ or ‘not pregnant.’

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