A positive pregnancy test means a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is present indicating a pregnancy. Pregnancy tests can either be urine or blood tests, but the most commonly used are urine tests. Urine tests are accurate, and have nearly the same accuracy as blood tests, but they are considerably more economical. Urine tests can be taken in a doctor’s office or in the convenience of your own home.
If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any symptoms of pregnancy, it is recommended that you take one of the many different over the counter pregnancy tests. The American Pregnancy Association is available to help you in locating a pregnancy test location.
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Whether your potential pregnancy is planned or unplanned, you may have many questions regarding a positive pregnancy test. The good news is the majority of tests carry similar accuracy allowing you to choose between the type of test and the cost.
There are thousands of pregnancy centers across the country that offer to test. If you would like to leverage the free tests offered by one of these nonprofit centers, you can contact the APA at 1-800-672-2296.
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