Pregnancy tests are free of charge ...
Why get a pregnancy test at a LifeCare Center?
Home pregnancy tests are not always accurate and reliable for early pregnancy detection. It can be good to have "another pair of eyes" watching over the procedure and looking at the results of the test. You are not alone.
LifeCare Centers offer top-quality pregnancy tests and trained, experienced staff to assist you. If your LifeCare Center offers medical services, the staff can provide an official diagnosis for you. If your LifeCare Center does not offer medical services, you can take a self-administered pregnancy test, and the results will not be an official diagnosis.
Our clients often have lots of questions. We can provide solid answers and lots of information. We can offer good, sound advice, based on our excellent training and experience. We care about you, and we'll offer you "the personal touch" with compassion, hope, and help. Home pregnancy tests don't do that.
You are not alone.
- All 28 LifeCare Centers offer confidential, no-cost pregnancy tests.
- A woman works with a compassionate, trained, and experienced pregnancy counselor who cares about her and her situation and health and knows what help is available to her.
- Please feel free to call your LifeCare Center to make an appointment for your pregnancy test.
- Some LifeCare Centers offer walk-in services, too. Check it out with an e-message or a phone call.
Home Pregnancy Tests - How do they work?
After the fertilized egg attaches to your uterine lining, you begin to produce the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Most home pregnancy tests work by detecting this hormone in your urine. It is recommended that this test is taken one week after a missed period. While many products claim 99% accuracy, there are many conditions that can trigger false results. A false-negative is when you are pregnant, but the test says you are not. A false-positive says you are pregnant, when you are not. Being on certain prescription drugs, or the types and amounts of fluids that you recently ingested, could be factors in the accuracy of these tests.
While our standard pregnancy tests are urine tests, we can refer you to a qualified medical clinic for a validating blood test if advised.
You are not alone.
We're here for you because we care about you.
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