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    Default what does QBHCG mean in the blood test

    hi i have found out i am and since i have had the news King Edward Hospital keep ordering QBHCG test, once a week . I know HCG is the hormone, but what does Qb mean,

    if anyone can explain the test to me it would be great
    i was told my first test my progestrone levels are low but now they are fine, but they keep repating the test\

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    My guess: Quantitative Beta HCG. It's measuring the AMOUNT of HCG, rather than just a yes or no to it's presence, and they're looking to see if it increases sufficiently (e.g. it should double every couple of days).

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    Quantative beta = they'll give your your HCG level - not just a positive or negative

    Congrats on your BFP!!!!!

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    thank you very much,
    how long would they mesure my hcg levels., I never had to do blood test in my first pregnacy this early on. Ive had 3 QBHCG in the last 3 weeks and they want me to repeat again next week., they say all is good, but i dont understand why i need to keep repeating the test, if all is good

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    HCG is Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, the hormone of pregnancy released from the placenta. Labs measure the Beta subunit and so we order the bHCG. The prefix of q means quantitative which is a numerical level of bHCG such as 2000international units (IU) of bHCG
    Cheers Dr Glenn Sterling

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    Hi there!
    I'm a Pom but living in Australia!
    I have to say (IMHO) that a weekly blood test to carry on confirming your pregnancy is a complete waste of money, if you are pregnant then you are pregnant.... the increasing numbers may be comforting, but, tbh if they don't do what they're supposed to do, there's nothing that the Docs can do so early to change things.. (Sorry for the blunt explanation, I'm sure that everything will be absolutely fine, and you will enjoy a happy and healthy pregnancy)
    It's actually the one thing about Australia that really annoys me... the amount of unnecessary blood testing! No doctor in the UK would suggest a blood test to confirm pregnancy in a normal healthy woman in the UK, tbh, I can't see the point! The only exception would be if you'd undergone IVF... but then the repeats seem a little extreme...

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    Hi Everyone, I'm new on this site. I am from overseas living in australia from last 7 years. I was pregnant when i came here. But after life become too busy with the little girl and think about the another child is very difficult because we both are working full-time. But when we think about the another one same time my periods become irregular and skipped from two months now its two years ago I am 30 years old few months ago I just went to the specialist and done test AHM is very low 1.1pnmol Dr. Told me about I'am going through on early menopause. It is too scary for me and my husband. Now i am thinking about the IVF. I have no family here not the friends circle that they can understand that. I am too stressed feel to lonely sometime can't express my emotions with my husband as well. I don't know what I to do. Can you please someone suggest me. What I have to do? Or either I have chances for conceiving my dream baby. Please help me. Thanks alot to read this story.


 

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