Pregnancy Testing

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Pregnancy Testing - Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills

What is a pregnancy test?

 

A pregnancy test detects increased levels of hormones to determine whether an individual is pregnant. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is the hormone that all pregnancy tests detect. This hormone is produced 6 days after fertilisation of an egg.

 

Which pregnancy test is right for you?

 

The type of pregnancy testing you opt for is based on your personal preference. Testing comes in many forms. For instance, it can be performed through a blood sample which involves journeys to your GP or a doctor. The most common, and preferred by many women, method of pregnancy detection in this early stage is through a home test.

 

Home pregnancy testing

 

Home testing is a quick and straightforward method of pregnancy detection. It can be started on the first day of you missing your period. Alternatively, you can do one 21 days after having unprotected sex if you’re unsure of your period timing. Home pregnancy tests come in many forms, so it is best to take your time and read the instructions carefully to ensure the best results possible.

 

You can buy pregnancy testing kits at some local supermarkets and our local pharmacies. Free pregnancy tests can be offered to you from your GP under certain circumstances. Most pregnancy testing that can be done at home is not too costly, so unless it’s urgent, a visit to your GP is unnecessary.

 

How to complete the test

 

Pregnancy test kits usually come with 1 to 2 sticks per box. To complete the test, visit a private room in your house and pee onto the stick provided; wait for the test to process (usually 3 to 5 minutes), and you should see either a positive or negative result. You can repeat the process if you wish if a negative result is given, as this isn’t a definitive sign. If you continue to see symptoms, then pop into the pharmacy to discuss further options and possible referral to your GP for more.

 

How Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills can help

 

If you think you may be pregnant, then it’s best not to be in the dark. A pregnancy test is the most reliable and clear way to confirm if you are pregnant or not. Drop-in to Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills to receive a consultation on the next steps to take or call 0113 249 2311.

Chris Dundon
Chris Dundon
Lovely efficient and friendly staff.live away from Leeds and had a booster there thanks
Kathryn Collins
Kathryn Collins
My Husband went to this Pharmacy for his Covid Booster, it only took 5 minutes and he was finished.
Dinah Kapouas
Dinah Kapouas
I would like to thank all staff at Imaan Pharmacy for their excellent service when my husband and I went for our covid boosters today. Warm, efficient welcome; comfortable, seated wait (we were a bit early); considerate and efficient administration of vaccine for us both. Well done - I wish you were nearer to our home!
anna spndk
anna spndk
Very helpful
Efosa Ogunbor
Efosa Ogunbor
I came in as a first year pharmacy student, looking for work experience, however, having had a few hours of previous experience, at a different pharmacy, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy my time at Imaan pharmacy, Leeds, but as soon as the first day started, I felt positive energy from all the staff (the type of energy I would not have expected from a pharmacy). I’d highly recommend, pharmacy students, looking for experience to get experience here, as it’s not too busy so you won’t feel pressured when completing tasks. Both pharmacists that work here, are helpful and give great advice on career paths as a pharmacist, prereg and what to expect in the up coming years at university. The dispenser that I shadowed, was great at her job and gave me many opportunities to help around the pharmacy and gain experience in many areas of pharmacy. The counter assistant is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will always ask you if you want a cup of tea. I’m grateful for the experience they gave but also for how patient they were with me, even when I made mistakes.
Tahir Mehmood
Tahir Mehmood
I always get my prescriptions and other medicinal products from here. Staff is so friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended.
Mazmo m
Mazmo m
Amazing team and a true credit to the community. Always had a really positive experience at the pharmacy
Noonyk2
Noonyk2
I've used this chemist for along time now& wouldn't go anywhere else . The staff all provide a top class professional service . I've had a couple of problems over last year or so and the manager/staff have always been very supportive. I highly recommend this pharmacy . 10/10
Drew Abbott
Drew Abbott
Great service and friendly helpful staff