If you think you could be pregnant, you might be feeling scared, confused, or stressed about what comes next. Whether planned or unplanned, it’s important to find out whether you are pregnant as soon as possible.
Taking a pregnancy test can give you an answer and allow you to plan your next steps. Most women hit the drug store first and buy an over-the-counter test. While these tests are usually pretty accurate, they can sometimes provide false results.
The best course of action is to get a lab test, which is more accurate than at-home tests.
How Long Does It Take to Get Accurate Pregnancy Testing?
Early detection pregnancy tests, such as those used in our clinic, can detect pregnancy as soon as ten days after conception, but testing that early isn’t recommended. Since pregnancy tests detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels in urine, testing too soon can produce a false positive. This hormone must have time to build up in your body.
Optimize the likelihood of an accurate result by getting tested after your period is several days late. At this point, if your body is producing hCG, the levels will be high enough to give you an accurate result. If your cycle is consistent, testing three to four days after your missed period will give most women accurate results.
Receive a Free Pregnancy Test in Phoenix, Arizona
If you think you might be pregnant, schedule an appointment at a Choices clinic for a free pregnancy test. The test is quick, and you will be asked to provide a urine sample for hCG testing. It only takes a few minutes to get results.
Our pregnancy test is a medical-grade urine HCG test and can detect pregnancies within 7-10 days of conception and are more accurate than those found in drug stores. The appointment will last approximately one hour.
If your test is positive, you will want to schedule an ultrasound to determine how far along your pregnancy is. We can then begin discussions about your needs and draw from our Choices Network of Care to help you build a team around you.
If you’re lab pregnancy test is positive, you will need lots of support and resources. Choices can help you every step of the way. Especially if you are single or lack a support system, please take advantage of our services.
Whether expected or not, pregnancy brings lots of decisions. You are carrying the life of another human being, your child! Make sure you get all the information you need to make educated decisions.
We are staffed with caring professionals who can listen, help, and provide support throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Don’t go through this alone. Please reach out to us and schedule an appointment today!