Pregnancy Tests


How soon can I take a pregnancy test?

If you've missed your period and have been sexually active, it's time to take a pregnancy test.  We provide a laboratory quality urine test free of charge.  The pregnancy test will check for a hormone called hCG that is produced by the developing placenta during pregnancy.  In normal pregnancy, hCG can be detected in the urine as early as 7-10 days after conception.

What can I expect at my appointment?

We here to provide confidential services and accurate information about your pregnancy or pregnancy symptoms and then connect you with the medical and community resources that you need.  Your appointment will last approximately 1 hour.  During this time, you will meet with a nurse to discuss your health history and any questions you might have.   You will be provided with immediate results before leaving your appointment. 

What happens if my test is positive?

If your test is positive, one of our nurses will provide information for you on pregnancy and precautions new mother's should take.  You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your pregnancy.  We also perform free ultrasounds for those who meet our medical criteria. 

What happens if my test is negative?

If your pregnancy test is negative, one of our nurses will give you information on the possible reasons for the negative test result and if medical attention is recommended.

Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn't start?

Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test.  The hCG hormone doubles every couple of days during the first three months of pregnancy.

Is there a cost?

All Pregnancy Resource Center's services are free of charge.

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