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What is meant by false positive test results?

Not really positive: A false positive test is when the test is really negative but was reported or converted to positive but is not a true indicator for the result. ...Read more

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What does false positive, clear blue plus mean?

What does false positive, clear blue plus mean?

That would mean: that the test showed you to be positive when you were in fact not pregnant. ...Read more

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Could any of my meds cause a false positive for a benzo?

None of your: profile is showing - so there is not a way to answer this. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of a false positive?

Could you tell me what are my chances of a false positive?

Depends: All testing derives information within statistical norms. This means that sometimes a test might show a positive result when in fact it was not. The chances vary with what you are looking for and the reliability of the laboratory. Confirmatory tests may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a false positive Barretts ? I have read it's possible

What are the chances of a false positive Barretts ? I have read it's possible

False positkive: All tests have false + & false negatives. And the implication 4 u as individual depends on prior probability of u having BARRETT's. I assume u mean esophagus. So you need to ask ur team: For the test used what is sensitivity (true+ in disease) & specificity (true - when no disease). & what they think the prob of u having B b4 testing. Wikipedia revues sensitivity etc of testing. Good testing! ...Read more

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Never recieved cycle month of march took a clear blue test came back positive , is it right or can it be a false positive ?

Never recieved cycle month of march took a clear blue test came back positive , is it right or can it be a false positive ?

We do not know: That is not something we would now with the information you provided. But generally, pregnancy tests are sensitive and accurate. ...Read more

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What causes a false positive rpr?

What causes a false positive rpr?

Lots of things: Having lupus, being middle-aged or elderly, lyme disease, or just dumb luck. Some say even pregnancy can do it. Glad it was a false-positive -- syphils is still a real nuisance. ...Read more

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What could cause a false-positive a1c?

What could cause a false-positive a1c?

Hemoglobin variant: Some genetic variants of hemoglobin can produce spurious high results for a1c, by some methods. ...Read more