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Pregnancy Progress Blood Test


Early pregnancy can be a nerve-wracking time. This finger-prick pregnancy progress monitors your health and gives you reliable information about your progesterone and beta hCG levels.

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The early stages of a pregnancy can be such an intense time, especially if you have been through the rollercoaster of IVF, if it is your first pregnancy or if you have suffered miscarriage.

This early stage is called the first trimester and is the period of 12 weeks from the first day of your last period. There are significant physical and hormonal changes during this time, and your baby grows faster than at any other stage of pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage is higher in the first three months and so many women want reassurance that their pregnancy is progressing as it should in the early stages.

This Pregnancy Progress Blood Test is a quantitative test for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which means that it measures the actual levels of hCG in your blood. (HCG is made in the cells of the placenta (the organ that surrounds your baby), and it rises rapidly in the early stages of pregnancy, peaking at around 10 or 11 weeks. Levels will double every 48 – 72 hours in a healthy pregnancy.)

This test also measures your progesterone levels which prepare the uterus for pregnancy by thickening it. Your progesterone levels should typically stay elevated throughout your pregnancy.

This test is for you if:

  • you want to check the progress of your early pregnancy
  • you want reassurance about your pregnancy after experiencing recurrent miscarriages
  • you want to check your hormone levels during pregnancy
  • you’ve been advised to take this test by your fertility specialist

Please remember though, these tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Additional information



How to use

Take this test of day 7 days before your next period is due, which is usually day 21 of your cycle. However, if you do not menstruate, you can take this test at any time.  .

If you have used one of your fingers to apply hormone gels/pessaries in the past 4 weeks, use a different finger to collect the sample. Ideally, use gloves for these creams in the 4 weeks prior to this test.

Do not take any biotin supplements for 2 days before this test. If your doctor has prescribed biotin, speak with them in advance.


Beta hCG

Results and Next Steps

Taking your home test is simple. Your test kit will arrive in the post with everything you need to collect your sample, including easy-to-follow instructions.

You will need to activate your test kit and create an account following the instructions provided in the kit.

Once you have collected your sample simply post it in a post-box using the return envelope provided.

You will receive an email once your sample has arrived at the laboratory for analysis, and another when your results are ready to view.

Your results will be displayed in your account, along with a doctor’s commentary.

If you are concerned by your results, why not book a call with one of our experts.

A free discovery call with a medical expert will enable you to discuss your results and talk through your next steps.

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