At the end of the assisted reproduction treatment, through in vitro fertilization or IVF, the time that the embryos have in the laboratory prior to their transfer to the uterus must be taken into account.
The appropriate time to perform a pregnancy test after IVF is 15 days, if the embryos have been in the laboratory for 3 days, the test can be done on day 12 from the transfer of the embryos to the uterus.
The time that passes from the completion of the embryo IVF transfer to the date of the pregnancy test is known as beta-wait. In general, if the result is positive, an abdominal ultrasound will be performed, with this procedure we can confirm with total security the development of the embryo.
Pregnancy tests consist of measuring the level of the HCG hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin, it is a hormone produced by the cells of the placenta when the embryo is implanted, there are different pregnancy tests which can be done at home or with a specialist.
Home pregnancy test.
They are popularly known as a urine pregnancy test or predictor, they are easily available, they are available at any pharmacy at very cheap prices. The predictor measures the amount of HCG hormones in the urine and they have a 95-97% chance of success, which makes them very reliable tests.
The most recommended time by specialists to carry out the pregnancy test is in the morning, the process is simple, you just have to remove the protective cover of the test, the test strip will be placed under the urine for 5 seconds, and it becomes to place the protective cap in a course of 5 to 10 minutes, after this time, the result will be indicated.
Thanks to the advancement of technology, there are digital tests, which will also indicate the gestation time of the embryo
Blood pregnancy test
For the blood pregnancy test there are two types, in which we include a qualitative and a quantitative test.
For the qualitative, we are given the same information as when performing a urine test, on the other hand, the quantitative one indicates the amount of HCG hormones that we have in our body, values below 10mIU / ml of HCG hormones are a doubtful result, Therefore, other tests will be carried out and if the value doubles in 48 hours, the pregnancy will be confirmed.
One of the moments of greatest nervousness and tension for most mothers is the one in which the pregnancy test is performed, after having undergone an embryo transfer after IVF.
That is why it is important to know the time, the appropriate and most conducive method to perform the test in order to obtain correct results and not feel confused when obtaining a result that you did not expect.
It is always good to follow the advice of your specialist to have the best results and prepare for the entire process that you are going to experience, that is why our advice for you is to go to CELAGEM a specialized clinic to guide you throughout the pregnancy process and make you live one unique experience.