hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. Its primary role is to support the development of the corpus luteum, which, in turn, produces progesterone to maintain the uterine lining for the embryo. hCG also plays a crucial role in preventing the degeneration of the corpus luteum, ensuring the continued production of progesterone....


How soon after conception can hCG be detected in the body?

You can test your urine as early as the first day you miss your period. You can perform the test anytime of the day; however, if you are pregnant, first morning urine contains the most pregnancy hormone.

Do I have to test with first morning urine?

Although you can test at any time of the day, your first morning urine is usually the most concentrated of the day and would have the most hCG in it.

How accurate is a hCG pregnancy rapid test?

A clinical evaluation was conducted comparing the results obtained using the hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Midstream to another commercially available urine hCG test. The consumer clinical trial included 608 urine specimens: both assays identified 231 positive and 377 negative results. The results demonstrated >99% overall accuracy of the hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Midstream when compared to the other urine hCG test.

How do I know that the test was run properly?

The appearance of a colored line in the control line region (C) tells you that you followed the test procedure properly and the proper amount of urine was absorbed.

Test(s) that measure/test for hCG

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