You need to take a pregnancy test but you might have some questions. Let us answer them for you so that you know what to expect. The STPRC provides free and confidential pregnancy tests. Call 607-732-2111 or text 607-398-0707 to make an appointment.
When can I take a pregnancy test? It's best to wait until after you've missed a period to take a pregnancy test for accuracy of the test.
How accurate are pregnancy tests? The tests that the STPRC provide detect hCG concentrations of 20mIU/mL and higher with an accuracy rate of 99.9%.
What if my pregnancy test is negative? If your test is negative but you still feel as if you might be pregnant, you can try taking another test in the morning with the first urine of the day. If that test is negative you will want to wait one to two weeks before taking another test. Your hCG level may be too low for the pregnancy test to detect, or you may not be pregnant.
What if my pregnancy test is positive? If your test is positive the STPRC can provide you a referral for a free onsite ultrasound with our Nurse if you are between 6-14 weeks pregnant. We are also available to discuss your pregnancy options with you, including abortion procedures, adoption, and parenting. It is important to find a doctor for ongoing prenatal care, which the STPRC can help you do. You can receive a verification of a positive pregnancy test for eligibility for WIC and Medicaid.
How do I know how far along I am and/or when I conceived? The STPRC can give you a referral for an onsite ultrasound with our Nurse, which can give you an estimated gestational age and due date. If you need to know if you might be between 6-14 weeks pregnant for that ultrasound, or if you are wondering about your conception date, use this calculator, or make an appointment to come in and meet with our Nurse.
*The STPRC does not perform or provide referrals for abortion.
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