Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Pregnancy Test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

The test is performed to find out whether there is pregnancy by checking for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in urine

Synonyms

human chorionic gonadotropin test, HCG test

Patient Preparation

No special preparations required

Sample Type

Urine - first morning

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.5ml

Sample collection Container

Plastic urine container

Sample collection instructions

Recommended to collect sample during first urination of the morning to increase test accuracy. The sample to be delivered to the laboratory immediately after collection.

Sample storage

Refrigerate

Reference range

Negative/Normal

Results Turnaround

1 day after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

A urine pregnancy test shows whether HCG is present. HCG indicates pregnancy