All kinds of emotions are running through you as you wonder if you are pregnant. There are may different situations, and there are also many different tests. Some of the tests are at-home tests that you can administer yourself, while other tests are administered at a hospital or a medical clinic by a doctor. Your financial situation or age might factor into which test you opt for at the time.
There are other factors as well, as some people test a few times right away if their period is even just late by a couple days. You don’t want to waste your money or your time, but you definitely want to know the answer if you think you are pregnant.
The at-home pregnancy test is usually the first option that many women go to, although some people don’t find them as reliable. They test a woman’s urine to find HCG hormone to determine pregnancy. This test is of course much cheaper than immediately going to the doctor, and you can also follow up with a confirmation from a pregnancy test at the doctor’s office if you get a positive result.
Of course the at-home pregnancy tests are very discreet, as they can be purchased over the counter at many department stores, as well as being bought online. However, there are still different price points, and the cheaper ones are not always as accurate. There is also a chance of user error, that you could not do the test quite correctly, which of course would deliver faulty results.
As anxious as you are, you probably want to quickly get the home test and do it yourself right? With this option, you do get immediate results, and if they are accurate, it’s time to celebrate. Still, pregnancy is a huge deal, and whether a woman buys a home test or not, she usually does not feel peace of mind until after a doctor’s visit to confirm the results.
Having A Doctor Conduct A Pregnancy Test
At Central Illinois Urgent Care we offer a urine pregnancy test that provides immediate results as well as the ability to perform a blood draw to determine pregnancy status.