Pregnancy test

About
What you should do
How long does it take
How much does it cost
Forms to complete
Who to contact

 

 

About doing a pregnancy test

If you suspect that you are pregnant, you must go to your nearest clinic or a professional medical practitioner to do a pregnancy test. You can also buy a home pregnancy test kit from a pharmacy.

If you have symptoms such as:

  • missed period
  • nausea
  • breast tenderness
  • fatigue; pregnancy testing can confirm your suspicions.

Note: Pregnancy test is also performed when a rape case is reported.

What you should do

  1. Go to your nearest clinic or a professional medical practitioner
  2. complete pregnancy test form 
  3. if you prefer a:
    • blood test, your doctor will draw blood sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis
    • urine test, your doctor will give you a specimen cup where you will have to provide a urine sample.

Note: You can also buy a home pregnancy test kit from pharmacies.

How long does it take

  • Urine test results – immediately
  • Blood test results - few hours or days

How much does it cost

The service is free at state owned clinics and hospitals. Private medical facilities may charge a minimum fee.

Note: You can also purchase the home pregnancy test kit at your nearest pharmacy.

Forms to complete

Pregnancy test form. 

Who to contact

Visit your nearest hospital, clinic or professional medical facility.