Pregnancy Testing in Morgantown, WV
Urgent Care and Walk In Clinic Does Pregnancy Testing Near You In Morgantown, WV. No Appointment Needed, Come and See Us Today! Call (304) 315-2517.
Think you may be pregnant? Cheat Leak Urgent Care has urine and serum pregnancy tests available for those living in and near Morgantown, WV. Our highly experience board-certified doctors will be able to assist you in getting the answers you need. We realize this may be a highly sensitive subject, so rest assured we will treat you with the utmost confidentiality and respect. You can depend on us to get you accurate answers quickly.
What’s the difference between a urine pregnancy test and a serum pregnancy test?
Both tests look for hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. This hormone appears when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus during the first few days of pregnancy. This rapid buildup of the hormone, produced by the placenta, is usually the telltale sign that someone is pregnant. The difference between these tests are speed, cost, and how soon it will detect this hormone.
A urine test is one of the most common pregnancy tests. These are the tests you would buy at a typical pharmacy and conduct at home. They generally give very fast results after the test is conducted. These tests are very accurate, however false negatives can appear if done incorrectly by the person or taken too early in the pregnancy. These tests will only detect the hormone after 2 weeks of being pregnant. So, if you take the test less than 2 weeks after conception, it will not give you accurate results.
A serum test requires a sample of blood. There are two types of blood tests: a quantitative blood test and a qualitative blood test. A quantitative blood test will tell you exactly how much hCG is in your blood and a qualitative blood tests is a simple yes or no if you are pregnant. Consult with one of our doctors about which test is right for you. A serum test can detect pregnancy 7 to 12 days from conception so it can be done much sooner and is generally considered to be even more accurate than a urine tests. However, this test MUST be done by a doctor and takes about 24 hours to process. Cheat Lake Urgent Care sends this test to a partner lab for prompt processing and results. This test is also more expensive than an urine test.
Which test is right for me?
Come to Cheat Lake Urgent Care and talk one on one with our doctors so we can best determine which test is right for you. No appointment is ever needed for this service, although do keep in mind it will take 24 hours to receive the results of any serum test. We accept most major insurances and have self-pay options available for those who wish for more confidentiality. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. Call our friendly staff at 304-315-2517 if you have any questions, or come visit us in office. We are located at 710 Venture Dr., Morgantown, WV 26508.