Do I need a pregnancy blood test before taking the abortion pill?

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Taking an abortion pill before confirming a pregnancy is present can be dangerous and life-threatening. A pregnancy blood test is a time-sensitive method of determining pregnancy. Allow us to shed light on pregnancy blood tests.

Facts About a Pregnancy Blood Test

The two most common ways to confirm pregnancy are via a urine test or blood test. (To learn more about how a blood test and urine test work, read this blog from our archives: How does a pregnancy test work?) Let us highlight three important facts about a pregnancy blood test.

1. A pregnancy blood test can detect small amounts of hCG.

Human chorionic gonadotropin, commonly referred to as hCG, is a hormone that is found in a woman’s urine and blood during pregnancy and shortly after birth. Both a urine test and a blood test can detect the presence of hCG. But because a blood test can detect even smaller amounts of hCG compared to a urine test, it is often the preferred method of testing when time is of the essence.

2. A pregnancy blood test can provide an accurate reading before your missed period.

Urine tests are known for their ability to detect hCG levels roughly 5 days before your missed period. Blood tests can detect hCG as early as 6 days after ovulation, which is much sooner than a urine test. Don’t wait until you have missed your period to take a pregnancy blood test. Text us today to schedule an appointment: 404-777-4771.

3. A pregnancy blood test is roughly 99% accurate.

If you suspect a pregnancy, it’s vital that your test reveals accurate information. There is no room for guessing and definitely no room for a false negative. A blood test is 99% accurate, and our team provides this service free of charge.

Text the word “appointment” to 404-777-4771 for a pregnancy blood test before taking an abortion pill.

Know whether you’re pregnant by scheduling an appointment with our licensed medical professional before taking the abortion pill. We are able to see you within 24 hours of your phone call or text. Call us today with your questions: 404-377-6640 (Decatur) or 404-937-3334 (Johns Creek)

Learn more about the Georgia abortion law and other abortion information in our blog series:

  1. Do I need a pregnancy blood test before taking the abortion pill?
  2. Morning After Pill FAQs
  3. Abortion Pills: What You Need to Know about a DIY Abortion
  4. Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriages, Medical & Surgical Abortions… What’s The Difference?
  5. Heartbeat Bill: What can I do if there’s a detectable heartbeat?