) You can firstly do a urine sample on a pregnancy test to determine whether or not you are pregnant. A pregnancy test is a stick where you either urinate on or place it in a cup of your urine in order to attain a result. The typical waiting time is one to five minutes though some could even take up to ten minutes. After the waiting time, you should receive a plus or minus, a colour change or words on digital display. If you receive a negative sign, always try another test to make sure it is accurate because false negatives are very common. However, if you receive even the faintest symbol, you should consider it as a positive result as it means that the stick has picked up on HCG in your urine. False positives are very rare. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy, made by cells formed in the placenta.