One of the questions we are most often asked is “How soon can I take a pregnancy test?” Pregnancy tests sold in stores today are labeled with promises of being “early detection.” But how soon is too soon? How can you make sure that you are getting an accurate result?
If you are wondering whether you might be pregnant, it’s important to get the right information. At Avenue Women’s Center, we offer high-quality, lab-grade pregnancy tests that are over 99.5% accurate as long as it has been at least 10 days since conception. We offer these tests free of charge. If you are looking for the best quality tests at the best price (free!), and you are in Chicagoland, reach out to Avenue Women’s Center today to schedule an appointment!
Knowing When to Take a Pregnancy Test
Home pregnancy tests vary in accuracy. Some pregnancy test brands may give a false negative result if you take the test too soon. This is because the pregnancy hormone (hCG) that your body starts producing has not built up enough yet for an accurate reading. This hormone is detected through your urine. However, every woman’s body is different, so for some women, the hormone has a stronger presence in her body than others.
At Avenue, our pregnancy tests are accurate just ten days after possible conception. This means, you’ll receive an accurate result in that timeframe, even if you haven’t missed your period yet.
It’s important with any test to understand the instructions fully and check the expiration date. With something that can be as stressful as an unexpected pregnancy, you’ll want results you can trust!
While we hope it’s been useful to read “How soon can you take a pregnancy test?”, we know the wait can still be difficult. If you have any worries, fears, or need help processing through your situation, Avenue Women’s Center is here for you. We want to help you get answers and information about all your options. Please call, chat, email, or text to schedule an appointment today.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.