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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it reliable when a pregnancy test takes a few minutes for a result but ultimately come out negative? i waited about 6 weeks after sex to take it.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Instructions in kit: It is important to follow all the instructions in the test kit carefully, including the time for reading the test results. If you wish to repeat the test, use first morning urine.
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Standard: Most pregnancy tests have instructions that say wait for several minutes to read the result. Your result is likely accurate.
Last updated Aug 26, 2014

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