How soon can you take a pregnancy test?

Most of the tests on the market are designed to be used once you have missed your period or are at least a few days late. 

The tests use HCG levels in your urine to detect pregnancy. This is why waiting a few days after a missed period before taking the test gives you the best opportunity for a true positive, as HCG will be present in your urine if you are pregnant.

Springfield Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) provides free confidential pregnancy tests for all clients.  Since PCC uses urine tests for verification, you will need to wait a few days after missing your period before coming in to take a pregnancy test. 

Call or text 417-877-0800 to set up your free appointment.

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