There are two different kinds of pregnancy tests: One uses a blood sample and the other uses a urine sample. Both work by detecting the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin. Your placenta will produce this hormone shortly after the embryo attaches to your uterine lining and will continue to build in the first days of pregnancy. If you suspect that you or your partner may be pregnant, visit us for pregnancy testing Los Angeles.

Urine Test

A urine test can be performed at home or at a hospital. There are two different methods for administering a urine pregnancy test. The first way involves collecting your urine in some sort of container and dipping the provided stick into the container. The second option is to place the stick into your urine stream and catch a sample with the stick.

A urine test should be administered after missing your period, or two weeks post conception. There are certain tests that are more sensitive and can be taken even earlier. Urine tests are about 97% accurate, as long as they are done correctly.

Blood Tests

There are two different kinds of blood pregnancy tests, which are qualitative and quantitative blood tests. Quantitative blood tests measure how much hCH is in your blood while qualitative hCG tests simply give a yes or no answer to whether or not you are pregnant.

A blood test can detect pregnancy 7-12 days after possible conception, sooner than a urine test. The disadvantage is that it is more expensive than a urine test and it takes longer to get the actual results.

If you believe that you or your partner is pregnant, please call us at (213) 386-2511 or schedule an appointment online to get a pregnancy test Los Angeles.