There are many different tests that can be done during pregnancy, starting from home pregnancy tests to let you know if you are pregnant, or not to tests done in the 3rd trimester to check the health of the fetus.

Home pregnancy tests detect the presence of the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine. 

Other pregnancy or prenatal tests are done for many diferent purposes, especially when there are concerns for mother's or fetus' health.

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Twins When HCG Increasing Too Fast

In most pregnancies, the normal hCG rises is at least 60% over 48 hours. In twins it may rise much more, but  it's not possible to diagnose a twin pregnancy just from the hCG levels alone. ... read more »

How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Most current pregnancy test kits (sensitivity 25 mIU/ml) detect hCG in the urine as early as 3-4 days after implantation, though it often takes longer. ... read more »

Low and High hCG Levels

What do they mean? ... read more »

I Have Early Pregnancy Symptoms, Could I Be Pregnant?

If you think you may be pregnant and or you're experiencing some possible symptoms read here more about pregnancy diagnosis! ... read more »

hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

This article is about normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels implantation symptoms and bleeding and early pregnancy tests ... read more »

hCG Increasing Fast

There is no sufficient scientific evidence that with twins there is always a faster-than-usual rise in hCG. Normal hCG values can vary up to 20 times in normal pregnancies. ... read more »

hCG in Early Pregnancy

What is a normal hCG level? ... read more »

What Is a Glucose Challenge Test?

Before and during pregnancy there is usually a two-step approach to diagnosing diabetes: Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). ... read more »

False Positive Pregnancy Test - Always Pregnant?

A positive pregnancy test usually means that you are pregnant. There are only a very few circumstances in which a false positive pregnancy test means that you are not pregnant . ... read more »

Early hCG Levels

When is the HPT positive? ... read more »

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What Affects Normal hCG Levels In Pregnancy?

Human chorionic gonadotropin, more frequently referred to as hCG, is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. ... read more »

Progesterone and Pregnancy Tests

Can progesterone supplements influence the test? ... read more »

Home Pregnancy Tests

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Pregnancy Tests

Which pregnancy tests are best? ... read more »

Positive Pregnancy Test: When Does it Happen?

A positive pregnancy test occurs only after the fertilized egg has first implanted into the uterus and then sends enough amounts of hCG the pregnancy hormone into your blood stream. ... read more »

Normal hCG Levels

When a blood pregnancy test is run, the hCG level will be reported to the obstetrician. This level will give the doctor a look into the age and the health of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Negative Blood hCG Pregnancy Test

Could I still be pregnant even though my blood hCG test was negative? ... read more »

Low and Slow Rising hCG Blood Levels in Pregnancy Test

When is the hCG titer in the blood considered to be too low and when is it considered to be slow rising? ... read more »

Feeling Pregnant With Negative Home Pregnancy Test (HPT)

I am feeling pregnant but got a negative home pregnancy test result, what should I do next? ... read more »

Early Home Pregnancy Test HPT

Several brands of home pregnancy tests claim to test for pregnancy before the missed period. These tests are more sensitive to hCG. ... read more »

False Positive False Negative Pregnancy Test

A false positive early pregnancy tests is a pregnancy test that is positive when in fact you are not pregnant. ... read more »

What Is A Phantom hCG And What Causes the False Positive Pregnancy Test

A "Phantom hCG" is a false positive blood pregnancy test. Patients with phantom hCG will have a persistently and not significantly rising positive blood pregnancy test despite a negative urine test. ... read more »

Determination of the Gestational Age During Pregnancy

Doctors use various methods to determine gestational age of a pregnancy.The most common test is the ultrasound, which measures the size of the gestational sac and the length between crown and rump. ... read more »

Positive Pregnancy Test Results

Positive pregnancy test results can show up any time before or after a missed period. Read below more about when the pregnancy test result first becomes positive. ... read more »

Normal hCG Levels in Pregnancy

Human chorionic gonadotropin hCG levels can vary significantly in pregnancy, and  there is a wide range of normal levels in early pregnancy. ... read more »

hCG Information Levels and Numbers in Early Pregnancy

hCG pregnancy hormone information on hCG numbers in early pregnancy and all the facts are presented here. ... read more »

hCG Levels in Early Pregnancy

The pregnancy hormone hCG levels double early on in 1-2 days. HCG is being produced by the placenta as soon as implantation occurs, about one week after fertilization and ovulation. ... read more »

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, the Pregnancy Hormone

Find out more about the pregnancy hormone hCG, how it's used to determine pregnancy, and how the concentration changes during pregnancy. ... read more »

hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin During Pregnancy

You will find here hCG levels and all the hCG information and facts about the pregnancy hormone which increases by at least 60% every 2 days until it reaches 1,200 mIU/ml. ... read more »

Fetal Testing and Monitoring

Fetal testing and monitoring are done to ensure that a fetus is healthy and growing at an acceptable rate. Fetal tests can help detect potential and actual problems. This gives the doctors an opportunity to treat the problem before it further develops, if at all possible. ... read more »

How To Do A Urine Home Pregnancy Test in 12 Steps

It might seem simple, but there can be many factors influencing the accuracy of your urine home pregnancy test. In these 12 steps, we'll show you how to improve the accuracy of your urine pregnancy test. ... read more »

Pregnancy Test After hCG Injection Shot

I had an hCG human chorionic gonadotropin shot or injection to help me with ovulation. What will happen to the pregnancy test after my hCG injection? ... read more »

Home Pregnancy Tests: All Your Questions Answered

Taking a pregnancy test can be nerve-wracking ... and filled with questions! Here's everything you've always wanted to know about home pregnancy tests! ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Evaluation

The AFI and the single pocket evaluation are 2 ways to evaluate the amniotic fluid. ... read more »

How Early Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Pregnancy test calculator: how early and when you should take a Pregnancy Test depends on when they are positive in relation to your period. ... read more »

Do You Need a Second or Third Trimester Anatomic Ultrasound?

The following is a listing of indications for the anatomic ultrasound. An ultrasound can be of benefit in many situations in the second and third trimesters, including but not limited to the following circumstances. ... read more »

Prenatal Pregnancy Tests

Once you get that positive result and know you're pregnant, you want the right tests and assurances about the health of you and your unborn child. That's where prenatal testing comes in. ... read more »

hCG Levels and Pregnancy Test After Miscarriage

My pregnancy test was positive three weeks after miscarriage. ... read more »

Urine HPTs on First Missed Period Day

How accurate are urine home pregnancy tests (HPTs) on first day of a missed period? ... read more »

Non-Stress Test - NST

A nonstress test (NST) is a test done during the last three to four months of pregnancy in certain high-risk situations, usually to evaluate the fetus' health. ... read more »

Multiple Marker - Triple or Quadruple Screen

The multiple marker test (sometimes referred to as the triple screen) can tell you if your baby is at an increased risk of having certain birth defects and genetic abnormalities. ... read more »

Ov-Watch Fertility Predictor

The OV-Watch fertility monitor detects the chemical surge of chloride ions on the skin in order to predict ovulation. ... read more »

Normal hCG Levels in Early Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hCG levels have clear patterns. Find out more about hCG and use our free hCG calculator. ... read more »

Maternal Serum Screening

During a maternal serum screening the mother's blood is checked for a combination of different markers: alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), unconjugated estriol (uE3), and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). ... read more »

Amniocentesis and CVS

Many pregnant women over the age of 35 choose prenatal testing due to the increased chance of chromosome disorders with pregnancies occurring late in life, such as amniocentesis and CVS. ... read more »

Pregnancy Test Negative On 16 DPO

Why is my pregnancy test is still negative 16 DPO? ... read more »

Evaporation Line on Pregnancy Test

The evaporation line may appear after some time and falesly indicate a pregnancy. ... read more »

Cell Free DNA Blood Test

Cell-free fetal DNA testing is a new screening test where a sample of the woman's blood is taken after 10 weeks of the pregnancy. It is a "non-invasive" test which requires only a blood test. ... read more »

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