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There are several symptoms that are common during early pregnancy. Common pregnancy symptoms include:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Motion sickness
  • Frequent urination
  • Aching breasts
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Cramping

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex and experience any of these symptoms, you can drop by the office without an appointment for a pregnancy test. The Quick Doc team specializes in clinical urine testing for providing accurate pregnancy diagnosis.

What is a clinical urine pregnancy test?

Clinical urine testing uses a sample of urine to detect levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). HCG is only present during pregnancy, so it’s a very accurate way of testing.

Home pregnancy tests also test for hCG, but can often result in inaccurate readings because of user error. Clinical urine testing is performed by an experienced health care provider, ensuring you receive accurate, reliable results.

Why do I need a clinical urine pregnancy test?

There are a number of reasons you might need a clinical urine test. Many patients simply prefer the accuracy provided by clinical testing. Others seek clinical testing after taking several home pregnancy tests with mixed results. Although similar to clinical testing, home pregnancy tests aren’t always the most accurate.

If you’ve taken a home pregnancy test that read negative but you still experience pregnancy symptoms, it’s possible that you received a false reading.

Home pregnancy tests can show a false reading for a number of reasons, like diluted urine or checking the test too early. If your home pregnancy test was negative but you still suspect you’re pregnant, book an appointment with Quick Doc as soon as possible.

What are the benefits of a clinical urine pregnancy test?

Clinical urine tests provide you with an accurate, reliable diagnosis of your pregnancy. The sooner you have your pregnancy confirmed, the sooner you can make decisions about continuing your pregnancy and prenatal care.

The Quick Doc team specializes in high-quality, attentive care for all of your urgent and primary care needs. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of pregnancy, drop by the office today or book an appointment by phone.

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