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  • A range of tests and scans are available to pregnant women, including tests to confirm pregnancy, pregnancy screening tests and pregnancy diagnostic tests.
  • If you think you could be pregnant, see your general practitioner (GP) or family planning clinic for a pregnancy test.
  • Tests to confirm pregnancy check for the presence of a pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
  • It is important to note that pregnancy diagnostic tests for higher risk pregnancies are sometimes invasive and carry a small risk of complications including miscarriage.
  • Your health practitioner can provide you with information and advice about what tests you and your baby will need.

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Reviewed on: 13-09-2022