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, to more accurate it is.
I Took a Test at Home. Why Should I Get Tested at PAC?
Home pregnancy tests have become more accurate over the years, but they still do not rival an in-clinic test. 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 it is too early to detect pregnancy with a urine test. 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.
My Test is Positive. Now What?
After a positive 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!