When you are pregnant, your body produces a hormone called hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin. A pregnancy test detects the amount of hCG hormone in your urine to determine if you are pregnant. Though this process can be nerve-racking, it’s painless and simple to go about. 

When Do I Take A Test?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the best time to take a pregnancy test is after the first day of a missed period. At this time, you can receive the most accurate results, and your body has time to produce the right amount of hCG hormone to be detected in a test. If you have any questions regarding the timing of taking a pregnancy test, talk to our team today for further clarity.

Free Pregnancy Tests​

At Next Step, we offer free and confidential pregnancy tests. Our Client Advocates can walk you through the process. We’ve made the process simple and easy so you can get the support you deserve. Take a pregnancy test with the help of a client advocate in our comfortable Livermore office. Book your free appointment today.

We use self-administered, laboratory-quality urine tests at no cost to you. Our pregnancy tests are labeled to be more than 98% accurate as early as 7 to 10 days after conception. You will receive your confidential results during your appointment time. 

If You Receive A Positive Pregnancy Test

What’s next if you receive a positive pregnancy test result? You are not alone. If you receive a negative pregnancy test result but are still concerned you may be pregnant, we welcome our clients to return for a retest after 1 week. 

We understand how individual hormone levels, the amount of dilution in your urine, uncertainty of the first day of your last period, and varying menstrual cycles can all factor into a negative test result. Don’t wonder; come back and find out for sure. If you receive another positive test result, we offer free ultrasounds with our medically accredited team.

Schedule a free pregnancy test appointment today to get started.