Pregnancy test (hCG)

Markers: hCG (kwantitatief)


This determination involves a quantitative hCG determination. You will not only receive a positive / negative result, but how many units of hCG have been detected .

Pregnancy test in blood - What is it?

hCG is the pregnancy hormone. When you are pregnant, the trophoblast cells surrounding the embryo produce this hormone This allows maternal recognition of the pregnancy. The hCG hormone ensures, among other things, that the yellow body (corpus luteum) is maintained. This allows progesterone to be produced over time. Progesterone in turn ensures that the uterus develops properly and, as it were, enriches it with extra blood vessels so that it is comfortable for the fetus.

By determining the hCG value you can also make an estimate determine how many weeks you are pregnant.

The usual pregnancy test is a urine test. These tests have different sensitivities, ranging from 20 to 100 units per liter. If your urine is dilute, you have a chance of an incorrect negative result. Or if you test too early, you can also get an incorrect negative result.

With a quantitative hCG determination from the blood you can measure much more sensitively whether you are pregnant. A blood test detects hCG from 5 units per liter, while the urine test detects hCG from 20. In addition, you can estimate how many weeks pregnant you are. The serological pregnancy test is also used to see whether pregnancy has progressed, for example during IVF treatments

The results of this test take 2-3 working days. In some locations even 1 day.
The accuracy of the test for Zwangerschapstest (hCG) is conducted through ISO-certified laboratories. The accuracy of a test method is expressed in terms of specificity and sensitivity. However, the most important aspect is that the results are interpreted and accepted among general practitioners and hospitals. This is the case with our venous samples. Mutual acceptance may not always be present due to potentially reduced reliability with a capillary sample.
Most tests generally take 24-48 hours. Tests that go through an LC-MS method generally take longer, think about an average of 3-7 working days. Additionally, it also depends on the location. Some locations do the analysis themselves and others outsource it to another lab.
Interpreting the results of Zwangerschapstest (hCG) is not always easy and should be seen in the broader picture, along with anamnesis and physical examination. In the doctor's advice section, the query in which you can already outline your complaints is taken into account, otherwise, the results are interpreted in conjunction with the other results. If necessary, the doctor can call to ask about physical abnormalities. You don't have to interpret the results yourself because there is always advice and explanation from the doctor.
If the results of the test for Zwangerschapstest (hCG) are clinically significantly abnormal, the doctor will contact you by phone. If you are not reachable, you will receive an email. This includes advice and an explanation of the abnormal results and what you can do about them. If you need a prescription or referral, we can help with that.
The costs of Zwangerschapstest (hCG) can be found on the product page. Depending on your insurance and additional packages, you may be reimbursed for these costs for Zwangerschapstest (hCG). For example, tests for IVF treatment are often reimbursed. After your order, you will receive an invoice that you can submit to your insurance.
The ordering process is easy. You can add a Zwangerschapstest (hCG) test or the tests you want to your shopping cart. In step two, you fill in your details and pay. Then you will receive an email confirmation and you can go to a collection location. After you have been there, you will receive the results of the Zwangerschapstest (hCG) test in your Portal.
We are certified-ready according to the NEN 7510 and 7512 standards for secure data transfer in healthcare. The Portal is secured with two-factor authentication. Your data is also encrypted. We do not send the results of Zwangerschapstest (hCG) to third parties without permission, not even to your general practitioner without your consent.
The blood test for Zwangerschapstest (hCG) must take place at one of the collection locations we provide. At certain locations, it is possible for a phlebotomist to come to you. You can indicate this during checkout. An appointment will then be made as soon as possible to come to your home.
You can easily make an appointment for Zwangerschapstest (hCG) blood test after your order in your Portal. You can visit almost daily in all major cities in the Netherlands. In smaller cities, you can visit on certain days. At certain locations, it is also possible to visit on weekends.
An interpretation by a doctor or an explanation is included in the Zwangerschapstest (hCG) test. The explanation takes into account the query that you can specify in your Portal after ordering.
For blood tests, we always use venous sampling. This is the gold standard for blood collection. Over-the-counter tests, such as a finger prick test, use the capillary route for blood collection. These do not always give the same results and the accuracy depends on how, where, and with which technique the collection is done. The advantage, of course, is that the test is easier and less painful to take.
You can always pay with iDeal and credit card (VISA, Mastercard, and Amex). This also includes Apple Pay. The phlebotomists at the collection location cannot accept cash payments.
The results of Labplusarts can be shared with your general practitioner at your request. However, you can also easily arrange this yourself by downloading the result in PDF format. Because we use comparable test methods as the general practitioner, the results are interchangeable and comparable so that comparisons can be made well.
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