Pregnancy Test (hCG Quantitative)

Sample Type:
Sample Type
Age: 18+
Collection Method: Visit a Labcorp Location
HSA/FSA Accepted
Short Description

When you’re expecting, an hCG pregnancy blood test will help you know for sure.


This test provides an accurate measurement of the amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) present in your blood. HCG may appear in the blood of pregnant women about 10 days after conception. This pregnancy blood test is more accurate and can detect pregnancy earlier than other home pregnancy tests.2

Under the care of your healthcare provider, this hCG pregnancy blood test may also be used to help identify an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, evaluate an at-risk pregnancy, or confirm a woman is not pregnant before pursuing medical treatments that could negatively impact a developing fetus.1

Accuracy Matters

As with urine/home pregnancy tests, it is possible to receive false results (both negative and positive) from a blood pregnancy test.

False Negative Results (test is negative, but you are pregnant): usually occur if the blood pregnancy test was performed too early (a rule of thumb is that it takes about 10 days after conception for the test to show a positive result). A negative result may be attributed to not enough hCG in the blood to detect a pregnancy. Your hCG levels rise very quickly during early pregnancy. If you believe that you received a false negative result because you tested too soon and you still have not had a menstrual period, you may repeat the beta hCG quantitative test again after waiting 48 to 72 hours.2

False Positive Results (test is positive, but you are not pregnant): very rarely happens. You may get this result if you are taking a medication that contains hCG or due to certain medical issues.2



No special preparation.

Why Consider This Pregnancy Test

Earlier Detection
Earlier Detection

A beta hCG serum test can detect hCG earlier in a pregnancy than urine tests can; about six to eight days after conception.1,2 


Greater Accuracy
Greater Accuracy

Unlike urine tests that can give conflicting results due to varied hCG concentration, a beta hCG serum test can confirm pregnancy with greater accuracy because it measures the exact amount of hCG in your blood.1,2

Progressive Monitoring
Progressive Monitoring

Because a beta hCG quantitative test measures the concentration of hCG in the blood, it may help detect potential problems. Under the care of your healthcare provider, it can be used to rule out an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy or monitor declining hCG levels before or following a miscarriage.1,2 


  1. “Home Pregnancy Tests: How & When to Take Them.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests#1.
  2. “Prenatal Tests and Ultrasound.” Elizabeth Crabtree Burton; Richard Luciani - Oxford University Press, 14 July 2019, global.oup.com/academic/product/prenatal-tests-and-ultrasound-9780199599301?cc=us&lang=en&.

How To Get This Test

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2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.




Access Your Results Online
3. Access Your Results Online

View your easy-to-read results online in your OnDemand or Labcorp PatientTM accounts, including Linked Accounts (click here for more details). For certain results that require prompt attention, you will be also be contacted by PWN health via phone or mail.