Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pregnancy Testing

Care Net of Scranton will provide you with a FREE lab-certified urine-based pregnancy test during your appointment.  If you request, you will be provided with a written “confirmation” of your positive pregnancy test. However, only a physician can diagnose a pregnancy.

How accurate is the pregnancy test?

Our tests are laboratory rated and 99% accurate. Urine-based pregnancy tests detect the hCG hormone in a pregnant woman’s system. Since the production of hCG can vary greatly from woman to woman, sometimes as much as 20 fold, time periods when a “positive” test occurs can also vary. Our pregnancy tests can often detect some women’s hCG level as early as 7 days after conception (21-24 days after the first day of your last period), although some women’s hCG level is not detectable until at least one week after a missed period.

Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period still doesn’t start?

Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone concentration doubles approximately every 2.2 days during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Is a blood test more accurate?

Yes, a blood test is more accurate. A urine-based pregnancy test detects hCG hormone, whereas a blood test measures the hCG level. Care Net of Scranton only provides urine pregnancy tests; your physician or clinic can perform a blood test, to diagnose your pregnancy.

Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?

If you have any medical concerns, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, Care Net of Scranton can provide you with referrals.

Contact Us

    (570) 207-1907


24 Hour Help:
    (800) 712-4357

    415 Hickory Street
    Scranton, PA 18505

Monday 11AM - 3PM
Wednesday 11AM - 6PM
Thursday 3PM - 7PM
    - Evening Hours by Appointment

Carenet of Scranton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Pennsylvania. All services are confidential and free of charge. Making an appointment helps us insure there will be someone available to serve you.
We do not perform or refer for abortions nor do we arrange adoptions. If you have had an abortion and would like help, click here.


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