You may already have taken an at-home pregnancy test but are still wondering if you’re really pregnant. Though these tests are 99% accurate, there is a chance of inaccuracy if you took a test at the wrong time or the wrong way. A urine test only indicates the presence of hCG – the “pregnancy hormone” – but doesn’t indicate if hCG levels are increasing or decreasing. The results from an ultrasound after 5-6 weeks’ gestation are much more accurate for confirming a pregnancy.
If you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms, a trained member of the Lighthouse PRC staff can provide you with a free, lab-quality pregnancy test. In most cases, if your test is positive, we can schedule you for an ultrasound exam. This can help you move forward in your pregnancy journey.
The best time to take a pregnancy test to receive the most accurate results is at least one week after your missed period. A pregnancy hormone called hCG needs this amount of time to produce a detectable amount of hCG on a pregnancy test.
At Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, our services and support are no cost to you. Whether you need to confirm your pregnancy, need STD testing, or an options consultation – it’s completely free and confidential!
If your test result is positive, we can offer you an ultrasound exam – at no charge – to medically confirm your pregnancy. An ultrasound is needed to confirm your pregnancy, determining three vital details of your pregnancy, including:
Don’t skip this vital step of pregnancy confirmation today, as it determines your pregnancy options. An ultrasound will also alert you to any pregnancy complications like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus).
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