During early pregnancy, your body produces the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). When you have a viable pregnancy, the concentration of HCG in your body doubles every two or three days. HCG enters your bloodstream and urine, which is why pregnancy can be detected through a urine or blood test.
Many home pregnancy tests out there claim to be 99% accurate, and some claim to detect pregnancy one day after the first day of your missed period. But is this true? According to the Mayo Clinic, research suggests that many home pregnancy tests vary in sensitivity, meaning that the amount of HCG needed to trigger a positive test may be different from test to test.
North Care Women’s Clinic offers lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound to confirm a positive test. Click here to learn more about Pregnancy Confirmation Appointments offered at North Care Women’s Clinic.
If you have any questions about the result of your home pregnancy test, call North Care Women’s Clinic at 215-855-2424. We are here to answer all your questions.
Our appointments are confidential. Every year we help hundreds of women facing unplanned pregnancies, and understand the importance of privacy.