Pregnancy Testing in Orlando, FL

Pregnancy Testing Orlando FL

If you suspect that you might be pregnant, you’ll want to find out for sure as soon as possible. There are two types of pregnancy testing: a urine test, which you can obtain over the counter and perform at home, and a blood test, which you can receive in a physician’s office.

Pregnancy testing involves measuring the level of a certain hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), in the urine or blood. Approximately six days after conception, a woman’s body begins producing hCG in amounts that double every two to three days.

What Are the Early Symptoms of Pregnancy?

Usually, a missed menstrual period is the first sign of pregnancy. Many women also experience:

  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Frequent urination

When Is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

Many experts believe that the optimal time for pregnancy testing is one week after the first missed menstrual period. Additionally, it is best to take a pregnancy test in the morning, when the urine is very concentrated and the level of hCG will likely be higher if present. In general, blood testing can detect pregnancy earlier than urine testing, but it can take longer to get the result.

Along with being private and convenient, home pregnancy testing is quick and easy. With that said, a false reading is possible. For instance, a pregnancy test may indicate that you are pregnant when you are not, or it could indicate that you are not pregnant when you are. This could happen if:

  • The test is taken too soon
  • The testing directions are not carefully followed
  • The test kit is used after its expiration date

Get Tested by a Physician

If you have taken a home pregnancy test and would like to confirm the result, you should see a physician. As a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, you can take advantage of our convenient and discreet pregnancy testing and other diagnostic testing services, which are included in your membership. Contact us for more information.

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