Need to confirm your pregnancy? A pregnancy test is your first step of the confirmation process so you can move forward with confidence and clarity. Here is what you will want to know about how pregnancy testing works and what’s next if you receive a positive pregnancy test at our clinic.
how Do They Work?
When you become pregnant, your body produces HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin – also known as the pregnancy hormone. A pregnancy test is a painless and simple process where it detects the amount of HCG in your urine. This determines if you are pregnant or not.
While over-the-counter pregnancy tests are normally accurate – there is still a chance for a false positive if done incorrectly or at the wrong time. Visit us at Pathways Clinic to get a lab-quality pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy today.
When Should I Take a Test?
The best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one day after your missed period, according to the Mayo Clinic. This gives your body the right amount of time to produce HCG and be detected on the test. When waiting a bit longer, you can receive the most accurate result from the test.
If Your Pregnancy Test Is Positive
Take a deep breath – you are not alone. If you received a positive pregnancy test, there is much more to learn about your pregnancy. Our caring team is happy to walk alongside you in this new pregnancy journey of yours and lend our support.
We are here to better inform you about pregnancy and your options. You can talk confidentially with our team to find out what the best option is for you.
Free Pregnancy Testing
Pathways Clinic offers free, lab-quality pregnancy tests, that are 99.8% accurate. In most situations, this is the first appointment for our clients. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a trained client advocate and then one of our registered nurses will perform your pregnancy test and inform you of the results.
After your test is completed, our nurse will discuss your results with you and answer any questions you may have. Your client advocate will also meet with you to walk you through your next steps and provide you with any resources you may need.
Schedule your no-cost appointment today.