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How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Many reasons.: There are many ways of getting false positives from this. The test kit can be too old and the reagents expired, the test can be done wrong/applied wrong, false evaporation lines can appear if read too late after application, and a woman may have received an injection of HCG for infertility treatment causing a false positive to appear. Finally, tunors can produce HCG and cause a false positive. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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 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 you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can someone be pregnant after a negative home pregnancy test and a negative pee test from the clinic? Should they take another test?

Can someone be pregnant after a negative home pregnancy test and a negative pee test from the clinic? Should they take another test?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pregnant, avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications unless cleared by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

It means either: The test itself was wrong or the person reading the test read it wrong. Either way, take another one or see your doctor to be sure. ...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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Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Yes: Remember that it's uncommon but that it can happen. In fact, men with testicular tumors often have a positive pregnancy test. As always, it's the big picture. ...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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Will a positive pregnancy test be positive if i test at a clinic and pee on a stick ?

Will a positive pregnancy test be positive if i test at a clinic and pee on a stick ?

Yes: The test done by peeing on a "stick" is the same whether done at home or in a clinic. A clinic can do a more sensitive blood test. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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