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.

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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Reviews of TTC and pregnancy items ... read more »

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

Consumer Reports tested 18 pregnancy tests to find out which brands work best. Buy the top performers and follow their tips for the most accurate results. ... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Amniotic Fluid Evaluation

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Normal Laboratory Values and Results During Pregnancy

Most laboratory tests remain the same whether you are pregnant or not, while other laboratory tests that may be considered abnormal when not pregnant, can be considered normal during pregnancy. ... read more »

Routine First Visit Pregnancy Prenatal Tests

First Visit Prenatal Tests are done to screen and diagnose many conditions during pregnancy ... read more »

Early Pregnancy Test - When to Do it

Should you do a pregnancy test before a missed period and what results can you expect? ... read more »

What is a Biophysical Profile Score?

The biophysical profile, or BPP, is a test that checks fetal health and it is usually done after the 24-26th week of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Health Monitoring

Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. ... read more »

Amniocentesis: Signs of Problems

What are some of the signs? ... read more »

Down Syndrome Screening

You can screen for Down syndrome by ultrasound as early as 11-12 weeks. Screening is done with an ultrasound examination and two blood tests, and it can detect up to 90% of Down syndrome fetuses. ... read more »

Urinalysis - Testing The Urine During Pregnancy

One of the tests done routinely at each prenatal visit is the urine test or urinalysis which checks mostly for sugar, protein, blood, and leucocytes. ... read more »

Prenatal Care - First Doctor's Visit

Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have.Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of your life.  You have a little over nine months to prepare for the arrival of your child and it will feel like much of that time is spent in your doctor’s office.  Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longe ... read more »

The Coombs Direct Antiglobulin Test In Pregnancy

The Coombs test or antiglobulin test is a blood test that looks for antibodies in your blood that are either free flowing (indirect Coomb test) or that may stick to your red blood cells (direct Coombs test)  and may cause red blood cells to die too early. ... read more »

Pregnancy Tests - FAQs

What is a pregnancy test, how does it work, when is it positive, are there false positive or false negatives? Frequently asked questions about pregnancy tests ... read more »

Two Pregnancy Tests - Different Results

It is common to get 2 different results on two separate pregnancy tests, especially if done very early in pregnancy and on the same day. ... read more »

Ethnic Distribution Of Blood Types

There are four blood types: O, A, B, and AB. The blood types have different racial and ethnic differences. ... read more »

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