What is a Blood Pregnancy Test?

A pregnancy test can either be performed using a urine sample or a blood sample. Both tests are testing for the level of hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. This is a hormone that the placenta starts producing after the embryo implants in the uterus. A blood pregnancy test can detect a pregnancy at about 7-12 days after possible conception. A blood test can be more expensive than a urine test, typically takes longer to receive a result, and must be done in a doctor’s office. Please note this information was provided by americanpregnancy.org.

Caris offers urine pregnancy tests, and anyone who comes to Caris is given the opportunity to receive a free pregnancy test. Here is some information about our tests:

  • Our tests are lab-quality and 99% accurate.
  • The results are immediate, so you will not have to wait to find out whether your test is positive or negative.
  • If your test is positive, we can provide you with a confirmation.
  • If your test is negative and your period is late, it could be too early to know for sure. You would be invited to come back in 7–10 days for a retest.
  • When you receive your results, you will be seated in a comfortable and private room. Anything that you discuss with your counselor during your time at Caris will be kept confidential.

Interested in a free, lab-quality pregnancy test?