HCG pregnancy tests
Both of our clinics offer same-day results for quantitative HCG testing. You can also have the opportunity to ask your doctor any questions about the test and a doctor will call you with the results and advice about what you need to do next in terms of any further testing.
A beta HCG test is a pregnancy hormone that will help you to confirm your pregnancy after a positive urine pregnancy test and give you an idea of how far along you are.
If you come early in the day, results can be available on the same day and a doctor will call you to help you to interpret your results.
Pregnancy testing FAQs
Q: What is the HCG hormone?
A: The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta.
Q: When can I have a beta HCG test?
A: Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception. In general the hCG levels will double every 72 hours. The level will reach its peak in the first 8 - 11 weeks of pregnancy and then will decline and level off for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Q: What should I do after I have the test?
A: If your test is positive and you want to continue with your pregnancy, you will need to continue to monitor this level to ensure it is increasing sufficiently. You can then be referred back to your GP further monitoring or continue to manage your pregnancy privately with our clinic and our partner specialists. If you do not want to continue your pregnancy, please contact your GP or Marie Stopes clinics.