When you visit one of our centers, we can provide you with free pregnancy testing during your appointment. If you believe you may be pregnant, contact us or come into one of our centers near Saint Helens to get a free pregnancy test in-clinic. Our urine-based tests are laboratory-rated and 99% accurate.
Our lab-certified free pregnancy tests will be administered by nurses, whenever possible. If you request, you will be provided with a written “verification”; or in the absence of medical personnel, a “confirmation” of your positive pregnancy test. However, only a physician can “diagnose” a pregnancy. This is just a technical medical distinction which may matter for insurance purposes.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test, please give one of our centers near Saint Helens a call today.
According to the Mayo Clinic, here are a few of the more common signs of pregnancy:
But know that signs of pregnancy are not universal – some women will experience more or less of these. If you think you might be pregnant for whatever reason, get in touch with a staff member at our local PRCs near Saint Helens, Oregon to set up an appointment for a free in-clinic pregnancy test.
There are four basic types of pregnancy test. All of them rely on detecting the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the body, which is only produced during pregnancy.
These can be bought at many stores and administered by a woman on her own. A chemical in the “stick” changes colors when exposed to hCG in urine. When administering an HPT, it is important to wait long enough after becoming pregnant, or you increase the risk of obtaining a false negative result.
This is essentially the same as a home pregnancy test, as it is urine-based. However, it comes with the added confidence of knowing the test is administered appropriately.
Urine-based pregnancy tests work because hCG from the blood is secreted in the urine. However, checking blood levels of hCG directly is an even more reliable way to determine pregnancy. By drawing a small sample from the mother, a lab can determine whether or not she has hCG in the blood, and thus whether or not she is pregnant with an even higher degree of certainty than the 99% that comes from a urine-based test.
If you would like to learn more about the different kinds of pregnancy tests, or to schedule a time to come in and get free pregnancy testing near Saint Helens at your local Pregnancy Resource Center, give us a call or contact us today!
A quantitative blood test only differs from the qualitative in how specific it is. A qualitative test will determine if hCG is present, whereas a quantitative test will determine how much hCG is present in the mother’s blood.
Here are some of the more common questions we receive about our free pregnancy testing. If you’d like to speak with someone about your situation or you have a question that isn’t addressed here, we encourage you to give us a call or stop by one of our Pregnancy Resource Center clinics near Saint Helens.
The greatest benefit to having your test done in an office with a trained helper (often a nurse) like you’ll work with at PRC is confidence in knowing that the test is done right. The tests themselves are 99% accurate if done correctly.
Our tests are laboratory rated and 99% accurate. Urine-based pregnancy tests detect the hCG hormone in a pregnant woman’s system. Since the production of hCG can vary greatly from woman to woman, sometimes as much as 20-fold, time periods when a “positive” test occurs can also vary. Our pregnancy tests can detect some women’s hCG level as early as 7 days after conception (21-24 days after the first day of your last period), although some women’s hCG level is not detectable until at least one week after a missed period.
Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone concentration doubles approximately every 2.2 days during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
A urine-based pregnancy test detects hCG hormone in the urine, whereas a blood test measures the hCG levels in the blood directly. So yes, a blood test is more accurate. PRC only provides urine pregnancy tests; your physician or clinic can perform a blood test to formally diagnose your pregnancy.
If you have any medical concerns, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, PRC can provide you with referrals.