Why might your doctor measure the beta level and what does beta hCG mean?
Your body begins to produce a hormone of hCG or humanchorionic gonadotropin when the baby is starting grows in your belly or akauterus. You also might hear that the hCG stuff is referred to a pregnancy hormone. You will need few days after conception to see enough hCG in your pee and when it does happen, it means you are definitely will become a mother.
When your doctor measures your beta hCG levels, she or he is checking and want to see how much the beta hCG is running in your blood. You doctor also may check the beta hCG for different reason because any hCG level that above 25mlU is well-thought-of positive for your pregnancy like to ensure whether your pregnancy is progressing like it should be.
Beta hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a blood test to diagnose your pregnancy and at the first missed period it usually become positive. It produced in the absence of an embryo and can be produced by the cells of the implanting egg. It can be detected also in urine by 8-9 days after ovulation or in maternal plasma. A the pregnancy progresses, the Beta hCG should be double approximately every two days and by the 6-7 weeks of gestation, the beta hCG levels may take throughout three and a half days to double.
How can we test it?
Beta hCG or BHCG requires a small tube of blood that taken from a vein. It is also a blood test. Therefore the hCG levels will rise differently in every women because each woman also has different hormone. The age is the gestational age as calculation that you get from the last of your menstrual period.
Symptoms and medical condition
Beta hCG or pregnancy test may be performed by yourself if you suspect your own pregnancy or by the doctors if they are suspecting you that you are pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms are usually appeared by morning sickness (vomiting and nausea), tenderness or your breast feel so full, an amenorrhea or late or missed period. The test of beta hCG is routinely performed In women childbearing age with an abdominal pain and those who needs an Pelvic X-Ray or Abdominal X-Ray. It is because of the radiation or concerns to the unborn baby.
The accuracy of using beta hCG as a tool to test your early pregnancy are almost 97.4% accurate when it is used by experienced technicians. It is as accurate as professional laboratory testing. But when it is using by the costumers, the accuracy fell into only 75%. The author’s observation has noted that many mothers or users failed or misunderstood to follow the instruction that include in the kits. Incorrect usage may be causing both false positives and false negative.