Pregnancy Test

 A pregnancy test analyzes the urine or blood for the pregnancy hormone, officially called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. Within a week of an egg joining with a sperm, a fertilized egg implants in the uterus; this is where hCG is made and builds rapidly over the term of a pregnancy.


  • Woman’s menstrual cycle is over a week late
  • Possibly nausea, vomiting, followed by extreme hunger

Who is at risk?

Any woman of child bearing age who is sexually active can become pregnant, regardless of measures taken for prevention.


If an over-the-counter urine test (home pregnancy test or HPT) turns up positive, a physician can order a blood test for hCG to verify the pregnancy is positive. Home pregnancy tests are usually fairly accurate.

Emergency Warning Signs: When should I see a doctor?

There is typically no need to consult emergency services for a pregnancy test, unless severe vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain is present. If a home pregnancy test is positive, arrange a follow up appointment with a physician for prenatal care.

Pregnancy Testing is available now at South Atlanta Urgent Care Clinic in Atlanta.

For more information on Pregnancy Tests, see the following websites:

Women’s with Pregnancy Test FAQ

WebMD Guide to Pregnancy Tests

Planned Parenthood Guide for Pregnancy Testing

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Our primary doctor's office closed early today so we decided to go to this urgent care. The staff was very professional and personal with us. My son asked if we could change our provider to this location (which means he was comfortable here) but I was informed by the staff member that they have a provider in Morrow. We will be using their doctor soon as our primary provider. The doctor was great with explaining the issue and electronically sending the prescription to our pharmacy of choice. I will be back if I ever need an urgent care facility.