Support Us

 

The Catherine Foundation provides FREE urine pregnancy test. 

 

Pregnancy Test basics

A pregnancy test detects a hormone called hCG which is released when you become pregnant. Once it reaches a certain level it may be detected by a blood or urine test. 


Urine pregnancy test    vs    blood pregnancy test

 

  • Done with a urine sample
  • Results read as positive or negative
  • May be done around 5 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual cycle
  • Around 97% accurate
  • If you have a negative test but believe you are pregnant, it may be too early to detect the hormone. Take another test in a few days. The hCG level usually doubles every 48 hours. 
  • Done by blood draw
  • Results may be a positive or negative (qualitative blood test) or a number to be interpreted by a physician regarding hormone levels (quantitative blood test).
  • May be done around 5 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual cycle
  • This test is more expensive and requires a doctor visit.