This test is performed with a urine sample and is extremely easy and quick. For our patients’ that qualify, this is a free pregnancy test.
Another way to screen for pregnancy is to perform a blood test. This test is more sensitive, meaning it will detect the hormone level at a much earlier phase since conception. The downside of the blood test is that it takes a few days for the results, it requires drawing blood, and it is more expensive than the urine screen.
If the pregnancy test is positive, then the decision of what to do next rests upon the patient. The first thing to consider is whether the conception was planned or whether unplanned. If it was planned, we can refer to a health care provider that provides prenatal care.