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LABORATORY: Testing for Pregnancy

The possibility of pregnancy must be considered when evaluating the pubertal or post-pubertal female patient. When the female is mid-cycle and a history of unprotected intercourse in the preceding hours is obtained, pregnancy prevention should be offered. Post-menarchal adolescents should be tested for pre-existing pregnancy prior to initiation of any pregnancy prevention medications. This is best performed by a serum test for HCG. For more information related to pregnancy, see TREATMENT AND FOLLOW-UP: Sexual Abuse, Pregnancy Prevention.













 
 

 

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