how accurate are pregnancy tests

Reasons for a false positive

A home pregnancy test can give a false positive reading if: Blood or protein is present in your urine. You are taking certain drugs, such as tranquilizers, anticonvulsants and hypnotics. You check the pregnancy test a few hours later and see a second line where there once wasn’t one. This is an evaporation line, so […]

False positive reading on a pregnancy test

Reasons for a false negative

A home pregnancy test can give you a false negative reading if: The pregnancy test you are you using is expired. You didn’t follow the instructions properly, such as not waiting the full amount of time before checking the panel. You took the test too soon, meaning your hCG levels are too low to be […]

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