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Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

See below: The answer is yes. Any test in medicine can have false positive and false negative tests. If your test is positve wait a couple of days and retest two postive tests would make it very unlikely to be wrong. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the tests for false pregnancy?

What are the tests for false pregnancy?

Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are blue dye pregnancy tests known for giving false positives ?

Are blue dye pregnancy tests known for giving false positives ?

Controversial.: Many patients report problems with how they interpret the blue lines. So if you study how to interpret the blue lines you might get less 'false positives'. Generally speaking pregnancy tests are really good in having very few false positives. If it is an issue, get pink dye ones. ...Read more

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What are the chances that protein in urine could give false positive pregnancy tests?

What are the chances that protein in urine could give false positive pregnancy tests?

Won't alter test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, protein in urine, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, but a positive is likely real. ...Read more

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Are false positive HIV tests rare?

Are false positive HIV tests rare?

HIV testing: This depends upon the test employed. They are generally both sensitive and specific but false positive results do occur. This question can be overcome with further testing, the most specific being PCR for HIV RNA. You should be seen by an expert in the management of HIV disease. ...Read more

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What are causes of false positive drug tests?

Positive drug tests: You have taken something that shows up with the test used. Discuss with your tester as there are many different tests. ...Read more

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Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Depends on gest age: The blood pregnancy test or beta HCG is very sensitive and specific. The hormone is produced only by a developing human pregnancy. However, one result is only a snapshot. A very early pregnancy could be normal, not normal or possibly an ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes it is necessary to check the levels over several days to discern how the pregnancy is going. ...Read more

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What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy Tests: Pregnancy tests are designed to look for the presence of beta-hcg which is a hormone produced by a conceptus and acts to maintain a pregnancy. The level rises very quickly after conception and can be detected as early as 1 week after conception and almost always by 2 weeks after conception. False negatives occur during this 2 week period. Breastfeeding does not impact this hormone. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

False pos: As long as it's at least 12-13 days after ovulation and you do the test correctly, the chances of false negative are near zero: the tests are extremely accurate. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How reliable are blood tests that look for monoclonal gammopathy in elevated ImM levels ? Are false negatives possible?

How reliable are blood tests that look for monoclonal gammopathy in elevated ImM levels ? Are false negatives possible?

Very: the testing for gammoparhy at at the present time is very sensitive. The means by how this gets measured and analyzed is so sensitive that I can t out all of the different Antibody types. ...Read more

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Are dollar tree pregnancy tests accurate?

Are dollar tree pregnancy tests accurate?

FDA approval: Please look for FDA approval statement on the kit. If the kit is FDA approved, it would be accurate, Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a false negative uring pregnancy test?

What are the odds of a false negative uring pregnancy test?

Minimal: The pregnancy tests currently available are quite accurate. The earlier in the pregnancy that the test is done, the more likely to have a pregnancy hormone level too low to detect - but by the time of a missed period the false negatives would be less than 2%. ...Read more

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Are hiv rna tests reliable? Is it known to give false positives? Ive been testing negative but afraid to take any test that gives lots a falsepositive

RNA PCR Rare false+: Both Qualitative and Quantitative HIV PCR testing have very low rates of false positivity! So if HIV 1 Real time PCR quantitation is Positive for 30 or more copies /ml of blood It means you have active HIV Virus in your bloodstream even if it is at low titer! HIV Non Progressors have Positive ELISA/Western Blot Testing but negative HIV Viral load ! So HIV does not replicate in their bloodstream ...Read more

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Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Yes and you: need to follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A negative test done too early does not exclude pregnancy. For optimal results do the test 4-5 days after a missed period and use first morning urine. ...Read more