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 will receive an SMS when your results are ready, which is usually within 2-3 working days of 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 doctor. 

Who is the service available for?

This test is aimed at pregnant women, looking to understand more about how the pregnancy is developing. It 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, we recommend you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Markers included in the analysis:

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced 6 days after fertilisation and can be detected in the blood from about 11 days after conception. Over the counter pregnancy tests will detect hCG, but measuring the level will give more information about the pregnancy progression

Progesterone is a sex hormone in females that regulates the menstrual cycle. High progesterone levels read with hCG levels can determine how the pregnancy is progressing

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.

Being pregnant can be daunting, we’ve developed this test to give expectant parents early reassurance about how the pregnancy is progressing. hCG levels in the body quickly rise during the first few weeks of pregnancy. Following the progression of hCG levels and progesterone in the early stages of pregnancy is a way to measure if a pregnancy is developing correctly.