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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 are the odds of getting a false negative clear-blue digital pregnancy test at 7 weeks?

What are the odds of getting a false negative clear-blue digital pregnancy test at 7 weeks?

Pregnancy: Your question is confusing. If you know you are 7 weeks pregnant, why test again? If you've missed your period but have not had a + pregnancy test, then i cannot tell you what the odds of the test being negative (clear blue digital). Home pregnancy tests are usually pretty accurate, so if it is repeatedly negative, chances are you are not pregnant. ...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 could cause a false negative for a pregnancy test?

What could cause a false negative for a pregnancy test?

See below: The test is past its expiration date; you took the test the wrong way; you tested too soon; your urine is too diluted because you consumed large amounts of fluid right before the test; you are taking certain medications, such as diuretics or antihistaminics. If you are still concerned you may see your doctor for a blood test. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Depends: Almost all comercial preg tests report efficacy close to 99%. Trick is however, that depends on when they are done. There is a higher false negative rate if performed before the time os the missed cycle. Most-if not all- pregnancy tests should be positive by one week after a missed cycle. Always check the boxes. They state their "sensivitiy" level. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative on a pregnancy test? If so what causes them

Testing too soon: Many people test for pregnancy way before the test could be valid. If one tests before a missed period the test is completely invalid if negative and has to be repeated when it is done after the period is delayed. ...Read more

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I'm two and a half weeks late and pregnancy test are saying negative. I would be 5 and a half weeks. Could it be to soon and just be false negative?

I'm two and a half weeks late and pregnancy test are saying negative. I would be 5 and a half weeks. Could it be to soon and just be false negative?

Can't tell you: Although most urine pregnancy tests are fairly reliable, the blood beta HCG test is much more accurate and sensitive.False negative urine tests are a bit rare but can happen. False negative blood pregnancy tests are even rarer and quite unusual. ...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