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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do pregnancy test results mean?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing.
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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
The blood test is a more sensitive test.
Dec 18, 2011
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
HCG levels: Chorionic tissue, a part of the fetus, makes hcg. Blood and urine levels of HCG increase in a pregnant woman. The tests measure the HCG level and if elevated above a certain level, the results indicate that the woman is pregnant.
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What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does dr mean on a pregnancy test?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 21 years experience
Call them and ask: Depending on where the test was done. If it was a blood test, call the lab and ask them. If it was a kit you purchased over the counter at a drugstore, you might find more information including a number to call inside the kit.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How likely is it that my pregnancy test result was accurate?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Technique & timing: Pregnancy tests are accurate provide the test is done properly and at the right time. For optimum results you should wait 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does blue mean on a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: A positive sign for pregnancy on a home test has two lines. If there is only one line, it is either a negative result or an invalid test. Please read the package insert for clarification.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the chances my pregnancy test result was inaccurate?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy plus some tests have a higher false positive and negative rate. But if you do a couple of positive tests then you are likely pregnant, it is important to recognize that it takes a little while, usually 2 weeks, after conception before a urine pregnancy test is positive.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2016

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