Get the Answers You Need With a Pregnancy Test at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
A pregnancy test can confirm or rule out a pregnancy by checking for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine or blood. This hormone is produced after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterus, which typically occurs about six days after fertilization. For the most accurate result, it’s essential to take a pregnancy test within a specific timeframe. At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, we can help you determine when testing is appropriate and, at the right time, perform a comprehensive urine test to promptly provide the answers you need.
The accuracy of a urine test for pregnancy can vary based on several factors, such as:
- How soon the test is administered after a missed menstrual period
- How soon the test result is analyzed after it is completed
- The concentration of the urine tested (drinking excess fluids prior to taking a pregnancy test can dilute the urine and mask the presence of hCG)
- Medication use (certain medications can produce a false positive result)
To ensure a reliable pregnancy test result, it’s important to control these factors. The best way to do so is to be tested under the guidance of an experienced medical professional, such as those at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk. We can provide the peace of mind that you need in a safe and comfortable setting and, regardless of your result, offer guidance and direct you toward the services and professionals who can help you take the next steps.
If you would like to have a definitive and confidential pregnancy test, or if you would like to discuss your reproductive health with an experienced and trusted healthcare provider, you are welcome to come to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk. Our office is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and no appointments are required.