Testing for pregnancy can cause a lot of anxiety. Which test should you buy? Is it accurate? Is it too early to test? Did you do it the right way? Is that a line or a shadow? What does that line indicate? Should you take another test to be sure? 

The possibility of pregnancy brings enough trepidation without these additional concerns. Why not skip the added stress and obtain a free, confidential pregnancy test at Relate Care Clinic? 

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

A pregnancy test works by detecting human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman’s body. HCG is a hormone that is only elevated to detectable levels during pregnancy. After an embryo implants, the tissue that will grow into the placenta begins releasing hCG. This hormone signals the woman’s body to increase the production of the hormone progesterone, which is needed to sustain the pregnancy.

Pregnancy testing can be done via blood and urine. They both work by detecting hCG, but blood tests are more sensitive, so they can offer results sooner. However, urine tests are less expensive and quicker than blood tests, so they are used more frequently in clinical settings to diagnose pregnancy.

Relate Care offers lab-quality, accurate urine pregnancy tests administered by licensed registered nurses. You can be certain of the results you receive, and our staff will guide you through your next steps, so you can be prepared to make confident decisions for your future.

What If My Pregnancy Test Comes Back Positive?

If your pregnancy test is positive, you will be offered a follow-up ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. Ultrasound is the only way to confirm a pregnancy accurately. Relate Care can also provide information about your next steps so you can prioritize your health and safety regardless of the choice that you make for the outcome of your pregnancy.

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