Although home pregnancy tests are generally accurate, you may want to confirm the results with a medical professional just to be sure. FastMed will help you not only verify your results, but we can also help with knowledgeable and trustworthy advice on how to proceed based on the results.
If you’d like a more accurate urine pregnancy test or blood test, the professionals at FastMed Urgent Care can provide it in a safe, comfortable environment. We’re here both early and late, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve your needs. No appointment is necessary. If you’d like, you can check in online in advance to shorten your wait.
When to take a pregnancy test
Since your CG (pregnancy hormone) levels are at their highest first thing in the morning, this is usually the best time to take a pregnancy test. Avoid taking the test too early in your cycle, however, as it can take up to two weeks after conception for the pregnancy hormone to kick in.
Taking the test too early can result in a false negative. Ideally, you should wait at least one week after a missed period.
How much does a pregnancy test cost?
Pregnancy test costs depend on the type of test performed and where you purchase it. Home pregnancy tests generally run anywhere from $8 to $15. A test from a licensed medical provider may cost a bit more, but it can also be more accurate. Plus, a professional pregnancy test comes with trained medical staff to explain the results and your options.
Urine pregnancy tests at a doctor’s office can vary widely in price, however. Always ask about cost before having the test done. Even with a co-pay from your insurance, you could end up spending as much as $100 or more. Your FastMed provider can usually offer the test for far less. Contact your local FastMed Urgent Care for specific pricing.
If you need a pregnancy blood test for greater accuracy or to confirm a healthy pregnancy, these usually cost about $49. The higher price is why these tests are typically reserved for more complicated pregnancies.
How soon do pregnancy symptoms appear?
While most pregnancy tests are fairly effective after a missed period, you may want to wait at least two weeks before testing to ensure accuracy. It can take this long for the pregnancy hormone (hCG) to be detected. Any earlier, and you risk a false negative. This would imply you are not pregnant when in fact, you may be.
Pregnancy blood tests can detect the pregnancy hormone even before a missed period. Although more expensive than most urine pregnancy tests, a blood test may be your best option if you need an early answer.
Other early pregnancy tests include those that can be performed at home. Although generally accurate, these early-detection pregnancy tests can produce false results due to human error. It is always advisable to have a second test to confirm the first result. You should also seek appropriate medical and/or prenatal care if the result is positive.
Where to get a pregnancy test?
Your FastMed Urgent Care professionals are available every day of the week, including holidays, to provide fast, reliable urine and blood testing for pregnancy. Our caring staff will help you get accurate results in a comfortable, supportive environment.
We open early and stay open late to serve you. No appointment is ever necessary, although you can check in online first, if preferred. With FastMed Urgent Care, you’ll get pregnancy test results provided by our knowledgeable experts, along with sound professional medical advice. And there’s no long wait for a doctor’s appointment, either.
* The content presented on this page is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of professional medical care.