Positive and Negative Pregnancy Tests

Given that most women ovulate mid-cycle, around day 14 in a cycle of 28 days, it’s possible to have a positive pregnancy test before a missed period. This would be a very early positive result. For any negative test – especially a negative test before a missed period – you should be tested again after a week or more if not experiencing the onset of menstrual flow. False-negative tests are more likely very early in a pregnancy.

A negative test means that hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin hormone is not high enough to be detected. Our urine pregnancy tests display a control line to show that the test is working and another line to show when hCG is detected. Any second line, even a faint line, represents a positive test. When only the control line appears, a negative test is indicated. If you are taking a home pregnancy test, please read the package directions or consult with the test manufacturer to interpret your results.

A positive test means the hCG is present at a high enough level to indicate probable pregnancy. Nursing staff and personal peer consultants are available to answer your questions about pregnancy and pregnancy decisions you may be facing. We are here to help.

 

Confirming a Positive Home Pregnancy Test

If you had a home pregnancy test and believe the result was positive, A Hope Center will be happy to confirm your result with a free pregnancy test administered by one of our nurses. A positive result will allow us to provide you with a Positive Pregnancy Test Confirmation Form that is accepted at other agencies and to schedule your appointment for presumptive eligibility for pregnancy Medicaid if needed. We will also talk with you about your specific situation and offer you our services as well as other appropriate community referrals.

Please call or text 224-585-3544 for an appointment.
Remember, no matter what the circumstances of your pregnancy, no matter what options you’re weighing … You are welcome here. You are safe here. You will find help here.