Our tests are laboratory rated and 99% accurate. Urine-based pregnancy tests detect the hCG hormone in a pregnant woman’s system. Since the production of hCG can vary greatly from woman to woman, sometimes as much as 20 fold, time periods when a “positive” test occurs can also vary. Our pregnancy tests can often detect some women’s hCG level as early as 7 days after conception (21-24 days after the first day of your last period), although some women’s hCG level is not detectable until at least one week after a missed period.
The easiest way to determine if you are pregnant is to take a free pregnancy test at Crossroads. Just because your period is late doesn’t always mean you are pregnant. Stress, hormonal changes, weight gain or loss are all possible reasons for a change in your menstrual cycle. We recommend you wait until the week after your period should have started. Learn more about our free pregnancy tests here.
An ultrasound is the next step following a positive pregnancy test. It will give you vital information such as how far along you are, if your pregnancy is viable, and if it is located in your uterus. This is information you will need to move forward. We offer free first and second trimester limited ultrasounds. Learn more about them here.
Yes, we are a Christian non-profit organization and our work is in accord with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We are funded by the generous support of individuals, organizations and grants. We receive no state or federal funding.
No. In the state of Louisiana, pregnancy related services are considered confidential even for minors (with the exception of abortion because parental consent is required). You are protected by HIPAA and other privacy laws. However, we do encourage you to involve your parents if you are pregnant.
We do accept walk-in’s but we highly recommend that you make an appointment to make sure that we are available to meet with you, so you do not have to wait.
Yes! Women considering all options are welcome here.
A driver’s license or photo identification card is required to receive services.
All of our services are provided at no cost to our clients.
No, we do not provide or refer for abortion services.
We believe your doctor is best positioned to talk with you about contraceptive needs. We do not provide contraceptives or contraceptive services.
If you have any medical concerns, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, Crossroads can provide you with referrals.
Yes, you may be scheduled for another test. The hCG hormone concentration doubles approximately every 2.2 days during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
A urine-based pregnancy test detects hCG hormone, whereas a blood test measures the hCG level. So yes, a blood test is more accurate. Crossroads only provides urine pregnancy tests; your physician or clinic can perform a blood test, to diagnose your pregnancy.