There are two types of pregnancy tests available today, the urine test and the blood test. Both tests determine pregancy by the presence of the hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), found in the urine or blood sample.
Urine Pregnancy Testing is offered at Sullivan County Regional Health Department to all female clients requesting the service. Cost is determined on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Please call (423) 279-2777 to schedule an appointment.
A pregnancy test would be recommended if you have the following symptoms:
- A missed period
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Swollen and/or tender breasts
- Before starting a contraceptive method
- The urine specimen must be collected in a clean, dry container, either plastic or glass, without preservatives.
- A urine specimen will be obtained at the clinic for pregnancy testing.
- Urine pregnancy test results are available within 5 minutes.
- A negative test indicates that the hCG hormone is not present in the urine. If pregnancy is not desired, family planning and use of a birth control method is recommended. If pregnancy is desired, a repeat test is recommended in one month if still no period.
- A positive test indicates pregnancy. Options counseling is available. Early prenatal care is recommended to help assure a healthy pregnancy. Nursing staff will provide information about medical providers; insurance, including TennCare; proper nutrition, including WIC, and health habits during pregnancy.
Links for more information: www.4woman.gov/faq/pregtest.htm