What is s-hCG?
S-hCG (serum human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that is usually measured in the blood to confirm pregnancy or monitor its progress. The advantage of a blood test is that you get a more accurate answer about your levels of the hormone in the blood and the test can confirm pregnancy early.
Here is an overview of how to measure s-hCG values:
1: Blood sampling: To measure s-hCG values, a person must undergo a blood sampling. This is usually done by a medical professional, such as a nurse or doctor.
2: Analyze the S-hCG level: In the laboratory, various methods, such as immunoassay techniques, are used to measure the concentration of hCG in the blood. Results are usually reported in international units per liter (IU/L) or milliunits per milliliter (mIU/mL).
3: Interpretation of the result: The result of the s-hCG test can be used to confirm pregnancy and assess its development. During the early stages of pregnancy, s-hCG levels are expected to double approximately every two to three days.
It is important to note that s-hCG tests can be used to diagnose medical conditions other than pregnancy, such as certain types of tumors and complications of the reproductive organs. For an accurate interpretation of the results, you should always consult a medical professional.