Early Pregnancy Health Screen

This test can be used to track how your pregnancy is developing.

This test looks at progesterone and hCG markers. 

 

Prices

Course £69
SIMPLE, FAST & EASY

How it Works

Attend consultation

During your appointment, our nurse or pharmacist will assess your needs.

Get your treatment

Once our expert health advisor has assessed your needs, you'll receive your vaccination(s) and/or antimalarials straight away.

Frequently Asked Question

What does the service involve?

This test is for women who want to check that the early stages of pregnancy is progressing as expected. The Superdrug nurse will take a small sample of blood from the arm. 

The sample is then sent, via courier or a special Royal Mail service to our UKAS registered lab to be analysed. Your results will be reviewed by Doctors at Melio Health, and they will send you a link to your results. To find out more about Melio Health click here 

You will need to consent to the nurse setting up a Melio Health account for you and your personal data being entered on the Melio patient portal; their terms and conditions can be found Melio Health Terms of Use. 

How long will it take to receive my results?

You should receive an SMS when your result is ready, which is usually within 5 working days after the blood draw. You can then log in to your Melio account to review your result and the interpretation of your result by a registered GMC doctor. 

Who is the service available for?

This test should be taken the first day of the missed menstrual period, or 14 days after embryo transfer for IVF, at the earliest.

Superdrug blood testing services are available to anyone aged 16 years and over, services are payable in store. 

This service is only available Monday-Friday before 3pm.

Do I need to fast?

Fasting is not necessary for this test.

Markers included in the analysis:

This test detects hCG in the blood, and compares values to assess the development of the foetus.

Progesterone is measured and used with the hCG results to determine the viability of a pregnancy.

What happens if my results are bad?

Your results will be clearly explained by the Melio Health doctors in their personal comments. You will be clearly notified if you need to follow up with your regular GP.

In case or very serious or urgent findings, one of the doctors will reach out to you directly.

When should I take the test?

This test should be taken the first day of the missed menstrual period, or 14 days after embryo transfer for IVF, at the earliest.