Pregnancy tests are based on the measurement of a hormone known as hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in the urine (or blood) of a pregnant woman. You can do a pregnancy test from the first day of a missed period. If you do a test before this time, it may be too soon to show whether or not you are pregnant. If you do not know when your next period is due, the earliest time to do a test is 21 days after unprotected sex. The tests only take around 3 minutes so waiting is minimal.
To do a pregnancy test, a urine sample from the woman is needed (preferably an early morning sample). The urine sample can also be done at the centre. A positive test result almost certainly means that you are pregnant but you may choose to repeat the test at home or by visiting a Family Planning Clinic.
Following a pregnancy test at Reflect, a trained advisor will discuss with you the outcome and offer you further support.