Pregnancy Testing

Do you suspect that you might be pregnant? The best way to know is to get a test done by a medical professional. At-home tests are good indicators but not always accurate. To be sure of the results come into WellCare Urgent Care center in Grand Rapids to get a pregnancy test.

Professional Pregnancy Testing

When a female believes that she is pregnant, she should undergo a pregnancy test. While there are simple urine test kits that are available at drugstores, these items are not always reliable. Learning if you are pregnant is essential if you have a health condition such as diabetes mellitus that requires close monitoring of your blood sugar levels to avoid an insulin reaction. When you are eager about becoming pregnant, learning that you are expecting a baby can ensure that you will begin living a healthier lifestyle.

When Can You Take a Pregnancy Test?

It is possible to have a professional pregnancy test within one week of missing your monthly period. If you don’t have a regular menstrual cycle, then you can delay the test for a few weeks, but it is a good idea to learn if you are pregnant as soon as possible. When you are pregnant, it is essential to begin caring for your body in a better way by consuming a nutritious diet and taking a special dietary supplement.

Are There Different Types of Pregnancy Tests?

There are two types of pregnancy tests that are available at an urgent care center, including:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests

For urine testing, make sure to drink enough liquids before arriving at the urgent care center so that you can urinate into a cup. This liquid is analyzed immediately by a laboratory technician to find a particular hormone. If this hormone is in your urine, then the test is positive, and this means that you are pregnant. With a blood test, a phlebotomist will collect a sample of blood from your arm or finger to test for the same type of hormone. The human chorionic gonadotropin hormone is present in your blood sample within a few days of having a fertilized egg that has attached to the wall of your uterus

Providing Your Medical History

A physician at WellCare Urgent Care Center will ask additional questions about your health and sexual activity. You should have an understanding of when you had your last menstrual cycle along when sexual intercourse has occurred to determine the due date of an infant. You should give up bad habits such as smoking cigarettes to ensure that the baby is healthy.

Come into WellCare

If you suspect that you might be pregnant then come into WellCare Urgent Care Center for a professional pregnancy test. Using over-the-counter tests can be a good indicator but they are not 100% reliable and the only way to truly know is by seeing a doctor. You can schedule an immediate appointment for pregnancy testing at our Cascade and Leonard offices.

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