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A 18-year-old female asked:

17 yr old healthy female, family doctor claimed positive test, free clinic said negative. only 3wks along. what are the chances of false positive?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Repeat the test: If urine test is inconclusive, ask you doctor for blood test.
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Could be either: False positives do occur but so do false negatives. A repeat test may be useful, but you might talk to your OB about a quantitative test (blood test). This result based on the suspected age of gestation should correlate.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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