Am I Pregnant? : About Pregnancy Tests
Pregnancy Test Accuracy
Everyone wants an accurate pregnancy test. But how do you know what’s accurate?
One part of accuracy is sensitivity. A pregnancy test with a higher sensitivity to hCG (a pregnancy hormone) will give you accurate results earlier than others. The highest sensitivity tests can detect the smallest amount of hCG. Each package insert will list the amount of hCG that is needed to trigger the positive result.
At Avenue Women’s Center, we provide free pregnancy tests that are more than 99.5% accurate within 10 days of possible conception. This may be able to detect a pregnancy prior to a missed period.
You can improve the accuracy of a home test by closely following the directions, taking the test early in the morning, waiting a few days after a missed period, and not drinking a large amount of liquids prior to taking the pregnancy test. If you have questions about your pregnancy test or you would like to come in to one of our offices for a free pregnancy test call us and schedule an appointment at one of our four pregnancy clinic offices.
Over-the-Counter Pregnancy Tests
Home pregnancy tests are very convenient and common. They can be used for detecting the presence of the pregnancy hormone (hCG) in the urine in the range of 20 to 50 mIU/L, which is typical for approximately 10 to 12 days after conception. Typically, more expensive over-the-counter tests are more sensitive.
If you have already taken a home pregnancy test, you can take a free medical-grade test at Avenue Women's Center to confirm your results. If you have not taken a home pregnancy test, we can offer you an initial pregnancy test for free at one of our offices. Early detection of pregnancy can be helpful. Avenue provides fast and reliable lab-quality pregnancy tests in a confidential, caring environment. If you think you may be pregnant, call or chat for a free pregnancy test at one of our four centers.
In-Office Pregnancy Tests
Avenue Women's Center offers lab-quality, high-sensitivity pregnancy tests which are over 99.5% accurate just 10 days after possible conception, so you can have confidence in the result of our in-office tests. You will know the outcome of your test during your appointment.
Our professional staff can guide you through the process to ensure accurate results. There are several types of pregnancy tests. At Avenue Women's Center, we offer all urine-based pregnancy tests. All appointments and results are confidential. Our trained staff can talk through the first steps of pregnancy with you including pregnancy options, referrals for prenatal care or insurance, and other support services.
If you have any questions regarding our pregnancy tests or to make an appointment, contact Avenue today for assistance. We are here to help you navigate your first steps when you believe you are pregnant.