An unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming. You may be feeling scared, confused, or even panicked. Take a deep breath. While everyone’s circumstances are different, we are here for you as you gather important facts. At PAC, we offer free, lab-quality pregnancy testing so you can trust the accuracy of your results.
How Does a Pregnancy Test Work?
When you are pregnant, your body begins to release a hormone called hCG. Pregnancy testing works by detecting the presence of the hCG hormone in your urine. However, it takes time for hCG to accumulate in your system to a detectable level. This is why the longer you wait to take a pregnancy test, the more accurate it is.
Medical-Grade Pregnancy Testing
Our pregnancy testing is lab-quality and administered by a medical professional. Not only can you eliminate the user error of an at-home test, but our medical staff will discuss your unique situation and can advise if an Early Pregnancy Test is more appropriate to start. An in-clinic test may also help with important next steps such as Medicaid eligibility. Discovering you are pregnant it is a big deal. You want to be sure that you have accurate results with the paperwork you need before you begin making any decisions.
Early Pregnancy Testing
If you suspect you may be pregnant but have not yet missed your period, PAC’s Early Pregnancy Test may be an appropriate option for you. This test can be provided between 22 and 28 days from your last menstrual cycle. The Early Pregnancy Test is highly-sensitive to the detection of hCG. While the test does show a high degree of accuracy, it does not provide medical verification of pregnancy. It is helpful for women in need of preliminary information about the potential for pregnancy. Medical verification can be provided following your missed cycle.
My Test is Positive. Now What?
After a positive medical-grade pregnancy test, we may recommend confirming the test results with an ultrasound. An ultrasound exam determines how far along you are in your pregnancy, if there is a detectable heartbeat, and if the pregnancy is viable. At PAC we offer ultrasounds at no cost for all women who have been approved for the exam by one of our medical professionals.
Make an appointment today for your free and confidential pregnancy test and determine your eligibility for an ultrasound at PAC today!