Two Types Of Pregnancy Tests
Urine Tests – Provided by Go Life
Urine tests can be performed at home or in a clinic. Either by dipping a stick into the urine or by placing a few drops of urine into a container.
When can I take a urine test?
Many doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine pregnancy test. This is usually about two weeks after conception.
How accurate are urine tests?
Urine tests or home pregnancy tests are around 97% accurate when done correctly. But all of them will state their accuracy on the box.
Remember, if a tests is administered incorrectly or taken too early, the result can be inaccurate.
There are two types of blood tests. A quantitative blood test measures the exact amount of hCG in the blood, and a qualitative hCG blood test gives a simple yes or no answer to whether you are pregnant or not.
Advantages of having a blood test done:
- Earlier detection than a urine test – about 7-12 days from possible conception.
- Measures the concentration of hCG hormone in the blood.
Disadvantages to having a blood test done:
- More expensive than a urine test.
- Takes longer to get result than urine test.
- Must be done in a doctor’s office