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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can the 1st pregnancy test be wrong?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you take it too: Early. If your HCG level is too low - it may not trip the test even though pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant you can take a regular home pregnancy test at the time you miss your period. If negative and still no period, repeat in a week.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can the pregnancy test be wrong ever?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Although these tests are accurate, reliable and valid, you must follow the directions carefully.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How possible is it that a pregnancy test is wrong?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Usually not: They are usually accurate except the batch has expired.
Fayetteville, NC
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate.
Winston-Salem, NC
A female asked:

How can you tell if a pregnancy test is right or wrong?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 15 years experience
They are accurate: These days, home pregnancy tests that you can buy at the store are very accurate. You should be able to trust what it is telling you. If you are concerned, you can also ask your doctor to order a blood test for the pregnancy hormone (beta-hcg).
A 29-year-old female asked:

What are wrong with the dollar store pregnancy test?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Nothing: Retail pregnancy tests are reliable, valid and accurate when performed correctly.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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