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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test?  I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
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I got a positive pregnancy. Test and I have been stressing for like 2 weeks before i got the positive result . Is it possible its a false positive ?

I got a positive pregnancy. Test and I have been stressing for like 2 weeks before i got the positive result . Is it possible its a false positive ?

Pregnancy test: A false positive pregnancy test is very unlikely, but it can happen. Stress by itself should not lead to a false positive test. If you have any question about whether or not you are pregnant, having a formal pregnancy test at a clinic, doctor's office, or pregnancy help center can confirm it for you either way. ...Read more

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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?  Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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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


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