What Is A Pregnancy Test?

A pregnancy test is an exam that uses either a blood or urine sample to determine if a pregnancy is present.  

What Type of Pregnancy Test Is Provided At EPIC Center?

A urine test is provided cost-free at the EPIC Center. This test is not invasive and is a quality-grade pregnancy test that is highly accurate. Your test is resulted quickly by one of our trained staff, and you will be provided the results during your appointment, so there is no wait.

How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?

A pregnancy test is sensitive to a hormone called Human chorionic gonadotrophin or hCG. This hormone is only produced during pregnancy and is produced quickly in the first trimester. If this hormone is detected, the result will be positive.

Why Should I Test Again?

Although home pregnancy tests are usually effective and cost-effective, they can lead to false results. Taking a lab-quality test will ensure you are receiving the right answer you need to plan your next step. Some reasons a home test may be inaccurate are:

  • Testing too early
  • User error
  • Faulty test
  • Diluted urine
  • Pregnancy loss

Will A Pregnancy Test Tell Me How Far Along I Am?

Knowing how far along your pregnancy is, is important to understand what options are available to you. Although a pregnancy test will not tell you the gestational age, an ultrasound image will. This is also a free service we provide to our clients.

What If I’m Scared To Take A Test?

It’s okay to feel all the emotions, including fear. There is never a wrong way to feel; this can all be a very overwhelming experience. But you’re not alone in these feelings, and you’re not alone on the journey. We’re here to ensure you have all the support and care you need. We’re here for you.