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How Soon Can You Take A Pregnancy Test

One of the questions we are most often asked is “How soon can you 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, call Avenue Women’s Center today to schedule an appointment!

Pregnancy tests sometimes give a false negative result if it hasn’t been at least 10 days since conception because the pregnancy hormone that your body starts producing (and is detected in your urine) has not built up enough yet for an accurate reading. However, every woman’s body is different, so for some women, the hormone has a stronger presence in her body than others. Those women may obtain an accurate result earlier, but 10 days is the standard timeframe.

If you are worried about a pregnancy and are anxious to find out, but it hasn’t yet been 10 days, you are still more than welcome to call us and schedule an appointment. Sometimes our tests do indicate a positive result before 10 days have passed. And we will always welcome you back if you wish to re-test after the 10 day mark.

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 and 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.

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