Pregnancy tests are relatively easy to take and, for the most part, even the over-the-counter ones, are reliable. The key is knowing when to take one.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins producing a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone can be found in her blood and urine.
No-Cost Pregnancy Testing
At AscentCare, we offer lab-quality urine pregnancy testing with a 99% accuracy rate at no cost to you. A positive result means the pregnancy test detected hCG in your urine.
What If You’ve Taken An At-Home Test?
While at-home pregnancy tests are reliable, they are only accurate if taken correctly and at the right time. Many women take them too early or don’t follow the directions carefully.
Different at-home tests are more sensitive than others. As a result, some tests properly detect hCG earlier in the pregnancy. It’s essential to verify your pregnancy with a lab-quality test. Make an appointment at AscentCare for no-cost pregnancy testing.
When Should You Take A Pregnancy Test?
If your monthly period is like clockwork (coming every 28 to 32 days), you may get anxious and take a pregnancy test too early. If your period is usually regular, you can take a pregnancy test a couple of days after your missed period.
If your periods are irregular, wait for at least a week after your missed period to test. Your body needs time to build up enough of the hCG hormone for it to be detected.
What Should You Do If The Test Is Positive?
You would think a positive pregnancy test would be all the information you need to determine what to do about your pregnancy. But did you know up to 20%, or maybe even more, pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage?
Ultrasound is the only way to tell if your pregnancy is viable (growing) or you’ve had a miscarriage. Ultrasound will also tell you how long you’ve been pregnant and whether your pregnancy is located in the correct place.
No-Cost Ultrasound Exam
In addition to no-cost pregnancy testing, we offer ultrasounds at no cost too. We never want financial concerns to be why you can’t get the information you need.
A no-cost ultrasound is your next step after a verified positive pregnancy test from AscentCare.
Now is the time to get answers you can trust. Contact us to make an appointment for no-cost pregnancy testing.
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