Why take chances on a home pregnancy test when you can get greater accuracy and important health information from a doctor? We offer same-day appointments and the most accurate testing services available.
How Pregnancy Tests Work
When a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of your uterus, a placenta forms and releases a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) into your body. Blood and urine pregnancy tests detect the level of HCG, which builds in a predictable concentration. You’ll get the most accurate test results if you wait several days after a missed period.
Are Home Pregnancy Tests Accurate?
While drugstore test kits claim 99 percent accuracy, research shows that’s not always true. Some tests are more sensitive than others and may give a false positive or false negative. False results can result from use of birth control pills, a thyroid condition, or an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. Your primary care physician has the most accurate test methods to measure the level of HCG in your body if you miss a period.
What Your Primary Care Specialist Can Do
If you need to confirm pregnancy quickly, your doctor can most likely get you an appointment the day you call, set up a more accurate blood test, an ultrasound, or another urine test. He or she can also refer you to an OB-GYN if necessary.
Call our primary care physicians today. They are here to provide you with pregnancy testing and a full spectrum of services. They will put your mind at ease and give you the best of care at a special time of life.