Pregnancy testing detects the presence or absence of the hormone known as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in urine to aid in the early detection of pregnancy.
Lab-quality urine pregnancy tests conducted by a registered nurse are used in our centers and are 99% accurate. These rapid tests can detect pregnancy as early as 7 to 10 days from conception—earlier than some at-home pregnancy tests. The quality of some store-bought pregnancy tests is questionable and can produce misleading results as our professional experiences have shown us. Interpreting test results on your own can also be confusing with some of the at-home tests and lead to anxiety and stress.
Schedule an appointment for lab-quality pregnancy testing at one of our centers in order to feel confident that your test is accurate. Our services are free and confidential. The results of your test will be available at the time of your visit.
During the early stages of pregnancy, you may experience a variety of symptoms. No woman has the same exact set of pregnancy symptoms, but there are many common ones. While the most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period, here are some other symptoms often associated with early pregnancy.
You may still be pregnant even if you are not experiencing any of the above.
If your pregnancy test at one of our centers is positive, you will be offered a free limited obstetrical ultrasound. Relying on a positive pregnancy test alone is insufficient to give enough information to confirm if you are actually pregnant or not. Only an ultrasound can determine vital information regarding the status of your pregnancy which is important in your decision-making process.
View our Ultrasound page for more information on our free limited ultrasound services.
*In a small number of women, a urine pregnancy test will fail to detect a pregnancy and a blood test will be needed.