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Pregnancy Tests Los Angeles CA

Local resource for pregnancy tests in Los Angeles. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to early pregnancy tests, first-response pregnancy kits, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy blood tests, and ovulation kits, as well as advice and content on finding sexual health centers.

Thomas Goodwin, MD
(213) 763-1500
1400 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Business
USC Ob/Gyn Inc
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen C Rabin, MD
(310) 652-9347
150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Business
Rabin Kornreich Goldman & Banooni
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Stacey Rosenbaum
(310) 385-3380
421 N. Rodeo Drive, Penthouse 1
Beverly Hills, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: PPO MedicareNO HMO Accepted
Medicare Accepted: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Cedars Sinai

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Christopher Pearson MD
(818) 843-1884
1411 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kamran Torbati MD
(818) 906-2496
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Moon S Chang, MD
(213) 383-8496
3671 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA
Business
B Chang & M Chang MDs
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert F Katz, MD
(310) 657-1600
8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Business
Womens Care of Beverly Hills
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James M Heaps, MD
(310) 208-2722
100 UCLA Medical Plz
Los Angeles, CA
Business
UCLA Medical Center OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Margaret Juarez, MD
(626) 572-3230
1168 N San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA
Business
St Gabrielle Women's Health
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Derek Y F Lee MD
(626) 369-1886
16388 E Colima Rd
Hacienda Heights, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests

If you believe you might be pregnant, the first thing to do is to take a pregnancy test. Every type of pregnancy test you take, whether it's in your doctor's office or over the counter, detects your level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine or blood. As soon as the embryo attaches to your uterus, hCG can be detected. This hormone is only present in pregnant women, so any sign of hCG is a sure sign that you're pregnant.

You can take a home pregnancy test, although you'll need to confirm positive results with your doctor. Home pregnancy tests are extremely accurate, and most of the time when a women gets a positive result from a test she is pregnant. A home pregnancy test can detect hCG as early as three days after you miss a period. For a home pregnancy test, you will urinate on a pregnancy indicator. Each brand of home pregnancy test is different, and the amount of time you'll have to wait to see the results varies.

Some brands are much better at detecting hCG than others, and always check the expiration date as this can affect results. Also, most tests will warn you that if you leave the test for too long, it could show a positive result even if you really aren't pregnant. So, make sure you read the directions and follow them carefully.

With a home pregnancy test, it's rare to have a false positive, which means the test shows you're pregnant when you're really not. If the test is wrong most often it's a false negative, which means that the test shows you aren't pregnant when you really are. This is usually due to the fact that hCG may not yet be apparent, so your pregnancy goes undetected. It's a good idea to buy two tests, and retake the test a few days later if you suspect you're pregnant.

If you've done a home pregnancy test that's come back positive, or believe that you could be pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible. Blood tests performed by your docto...

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