Are You Really Pregnant?

Believe it or not, getting a positive pregnancy test and not being pregnant is possible. Although it doesn’t occur often, false positives can happen. Be sure to take more than one pregnancy test for accuracy.

Did I Get An Accurate Result?

Pregnancy tests measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine or blood. HCG is typically called the pregnancy hormone because your body begins producing it soon after conception. The levels start low and rapidly begin increasing.

At-home pregnancy tests vary in sensitivity levels. Some tests can detect hCG within ten days after conception, while others only measure hCG after a missed period.

Here are a few reasons why you might get an inaccurate result:

An early miscarriage

Experts estimate that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Many miscarriages occur early, sometimes before a woman even realizes she’s pregnant. Because it takes your body time to return to pre-pregnancy hormone levels, you could get a false-positive test result days or even weeks after a miscarriage.

An ectopic pregnancy

Sometimes, a pregnancy forms somewhere other than the uterus. This is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Having an ectopic pregnancy can be a life-threatening condition that requires emergency treatment.

User Error

It’s essential to pay close attention to the instructions when you take a home pregnancy test. Wait the recommended amount of time for accurate results and check the date to ensure it isn’t expired.

Free and Confidential Pregnancy Testing

Since taking more than one pregnancy test is recommended, take advantage of free testing at both Options Pregnancy Clinic locations. Our pregnancy tests are highly sensitive, medical-grade tests, and you’ll get your results immediately.

Schedule an appointment for a one-on-one visit with a nurse. Once you have your test results, we can determine if you qualify for a free onsite ultrasound.

Trust us to provide the information you need to be confident.