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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is lab error common for measuring hcg in pregnancy? if so, what would cause error?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
-/+: There are false negative and false positive test. Depends on the kit quality, temperature , contamination and amount of HCG in the urine.
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Not common.: There are some conditions that can cause elevated HCG in absence of pregnancy. If your HCG is elevated, speak with your doctor. If it's in the non-pregnant range, then it's accurate and you're not pregnant. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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