How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?

During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). The hCG hormone is found in her blood and urine. Our lab-quality tests can sometimes detect hCG as early as 7 days after conception, which is usually 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period.

Can I Take a Home Pregnancy Test?

Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are reliable. However, you must follow the instructions carefully to get accurate results. It is possible to get a false-positive or false-negative result, which means you are not getting the correct outcome.

To get accurate pregnancy test results, experts suggest following these steps:

  • Take the test at the right time of the month. Doctors recommend waiting until at least the day of your expected period. If you take it too early, the hCG hormone may not have had enough time to be detected in your urine.
  • Take the test first thing in the morning. You want to test when your urine is the most concentrated and avoid drinking anything beforehand.
  • Follow the instructions thoroughly. Make sure the test hasn’t expired. Read the directions before you start and wait the proper amount of time for the results to appear.
  • You should repeat the test. Plan to retest in a few days if you get a positive result.

Where Can I Get a Free Pregnancy Test?

The pregnancy tests at Aspire Women’s Center are free and 99% accurate. Because a licensed registered nurse administers them, you can be confident you are getting the correct results.

Our tests are also entirely confidential. No insurance paperwork is submitted or sent to your home.

The Test Is Positive. Now What?

If you receive a positive pregnancy test result at our center, we will schedule you for a free and confidential ultrasound. A pregnancy test indicates the possibility of pregnancy, but ultrasound confirms it. Make an appointment online for your free and confidential pregnancy test.