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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which to read the result. There may be false negative result if you test too early of if the urine is too dilute. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

Big cause: is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more

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Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Yes: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Yes: The blood test is more sensitive than the otc urine test, so it will be positive before the urine test may turn positive. ...Read more

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Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Yes : Certain tumors produce HCG and these will produce a false-positive pregnancy test even in a man. A chemical pregnancy (in which the conception is lost very early) might be considered a false-positive. I trust the specimen is not contaminated. Good luck; i hope that whatever comes next is what you want. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy tests at dollar tree give you a false positive results?

Very unlikely: A false positive pregnancy test is very unlikely. If you are concerned, ask your doctor for a blood level of hcg: that will tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Can you get a false positive on a urine test for chlamydia?

Can you get a false positive on a urine test for chlamydia?

Very unlikely: Urine test for chlamydia has comparable sensitivity and specificity as cervical or urethral specimens which are high if NAAT was use as a test (Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). ...Read more

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Can pregnacy test give you a false postive than 3 negatives?

Can pregnacy test give you a false postive than 3 negatives?

Sure: The pregnancy tests available over the counter are accurate over 98% of the time, but occasionally false results do occur. ...Read more

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Can norithindrone give me a false positive pregnancy result?

No: Birth control pills will not give a false positive pregnancy test. The tests are checking for HCG which is not in birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive and can turn positive before missed period... Reccomend follow-up with md for verification... ...Read more

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False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

Depo : Depo should not cause a false positive on a pregnancy test. Since false negatives are much more common than false positives, you should call your doctor right away and have them test you to know for sure. You could be pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more