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  • Test

    HCG blood test - qualitative

    Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

    A qualitative HCG blood test checks if there is a hormone called in your blood. HCG is a hormone produced in the body during pregnancy. Other HCG tests...

  • Test

    HCG blood test - quantitative

    Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

    A quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test measures the specific level of HCG in the blood. HCG is a hormone produced in the body during...

  • Test

    HCG in urine

    The female and male urinary tracts are relatively the same except for the length of the urethra.

    This type of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test measures the specific level of HCG in the urine. HCG is a hormone produced in the body during...

  • Special Topic

    Head circumference

    Head circumference is a measurement of a child’s head around its largest area. It measures the distance from above the eyebrows and ears and around the back...

  • Disease

    Hearing loss - infants

    Hearing test

    Hearing loss is not being able to hear sound in one or both ears. Infants may lose all of their hearing or just part of it.

  • Special Topic

    Heart-respiratory monitor - infants

    Heart - respiratory monitor

    A heart–respiratory monitor can measure a baby’s or child’s: Breathing rate Heart beat Oxygen level Caregivers can use these measurements to determine how...

  • Disease

    HELLP syndrome

    Preeclampsia is the development of swelling, elevated blood pressure, sudden and rapid weight gain and protein in the urine during pregnancy. The exact cause is unknown, but it occurs in approximately 5% of the population.

    HELLP syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur in pregnant women who have: H — (the breakdown of red blood cells) EL — elevated liver enzymes LP — low

  • Disease

    Hemolytic disease of the newborn

    Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition manifested by anemia that develops in an unborn infant when maternal antibodies, usually caused by Rh incompatibility between the mother's blood type and that of the fetus, attack the red blood cells of the fetus. An intrauterine transfusion of blood may be indicated.

    Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a blood disorder in a fetus or newborn infant. In some infants, it can be life-threatening. This article provides...

  • Disease

    Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn

    Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a bleeding disorder in babies. It most often develops shortly after a baby is born.

  • Disease

    Herpangina

    Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

    Herpangina is a viral illness that involves ulcers and sores (lesions) inside the mouth, a sore throat, and fever. See also: