How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Home pregnancy tests detect the presence of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone, an important pregnancy hormone.

For an accurate result, you must allow time for your body to build up enough hCG for it to be detected in urine tests, such as home-pregnancy tests. If you take a pregnancy test too early, a false negative may result.

You will be asked to provide a urine sample during a pregnancy test appointment in our clinic. One of our trained staff members will then test this urine sample to detect the presence of hCG.

This medical-grade test only takes a few minutes, and you will receive your results the same day during your appointment.

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

While home pregnancy tests have improved over the years, there are still many factors that could contribute to you receiving an inaccurate result at home. Things that may affect your results are:

  • The test is taken too early
  • The test is incorrectly administered
  • The sensitivity of the pregnancy test
  • What medications you are taking

Our tests are 99 percent accurate and administered by our trained staff members. When you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy, you want to know that the result you receive from your pregnancy test is accurate.

What If My Pregnancy Test Comes Back Positive?

After a positive pregnancy test in our clinic, an appointment will be scheduled for a free, confidential ultrasound by one of our ultrasound technicians.

An ultrasound will allow you to confirm the pregnancy, determine how far along the pregnancy is, and ensure that the pregnancy is located in the uterus and is viable.

If you think you might be pregnant, reach out to us today to make an appointment for your free pregnancy test at My Life Clinic.