If you’ve recently had unprotected sex and think you might be pregnant, we understand that you might be feeling worried or afraid. An unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming, and it’s important you know that you are not alone. At Birthright, we provide free pregnancy tests so no matter your background or financial circumstances, you can get answers to your questions.
I’ve already taken an at-home test, should I come in for another?
If you’ve had a positive result on a home pregnancy test, you should come in and be tested again. Home pregnancy tests have a wider margin of error and can return false positives.
How accurate is the test?
Our tests are lab-quality and over 99 percent accurate. The tests can detect hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin,) which is a hormone produced by pregnant women, as early as 7 days after conception, or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn’t start?
Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test at our center. The hCG hormone doubles approximately every 60 hours during the first three months of pregnancy.
Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?
If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, we recommend you see your healthcare provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, Birthright can provide you with referrals.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or recently missed a period, our staff is here to serve you compassionately and without judgment. At Birthright, you’ll receive a free lab-quality pregnancy test, and a member of our staff will meet with you immediately following the results. You have the right to be informed. Schedule an appointment with Birthright today to get the answers you need.