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What are different types of pregnancy tests?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine

In brief: Urine or blood

Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor).
Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive.

In brief: Urine or blood

Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor).
Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive.
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