*hCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin

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How it works

A common test is the detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), used in home pregnancy tests. This hormone is produced by the placenta. The release of hCG starts after the conception and increases during the first semester of pregnancy. The principle of this test is a direct lateral flow immunoassay and is explained below.