Why do I need to take a pregnancy test before certain tests or procedures?

A pregnancy test helps your care team know which tests, procedures and medications are safe for you.

Do all teenage girls have this test?

Yes. All girls who have started their periods (menstruation) take a pregnancy test before some procedures or before receiving certain medications.

Please speak with your care team if you have any questions or concerns about the pregnancy test or if you are worried about any problems the day of the procedure.

Rev. 2/1018. Reviewed by the MGHfC Family Advisory Council.