How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?

Your body produces a hormone called hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin when you are pregnant. A pregnancy test detects the amount of hCG hormone in your urine to determine if you are pregnant. It is a quick and painless process.

When To Take A Pregnancy Test

The best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one week after a missed period. At this point, your body has time to produce the right amount of hCG hormone to be accurately detected in a test.

Even though tests can detect hCG in urine as early as 4 days before your missed period, it is more sensitive in the days after. By waiting a bit longer, you can receive a more accurate result from the test.

Home Pregnancy Tests

While over-the-counter home pregnancy tests are quite accurate, there is still a minor chance it could be false depending on how you use them. If the test is taken too soon or the directions are not followed correctly, there is a chance for an inaccurate result.

Come in for a free pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy, even if you got a positive result to be sure. Our team at WRC is ready to help and talk about all your options.

If Your Pregnancy Test Is Positive

If you receive a positive pregnancy test, there is so much more to know about your pregnancy. You don’t have to face this alone. Let us walk this journey alongside you.

Call us today to schedule a free pregnancy test appointment and learn what options are available to you. We are ready to offer support and talk confidentially.