False Positive Pregnancy Tests
Many women want to know what the odds of a false positive pregnancy test are. You should know that it is harder to have a false positive pregnancy test than it is to have a false negative pregnancy test. In fact, the likelihood of having a false positive pregnancy test is extremely small. There are a lot of pregnancy tests out there that can help you Identify whether or not you are pregnant, including Clear Blue Easy, First Response and Equate.
In order to avoid a false positive or a false negative result, you need to make sure the test kit has not expired and that you can read the outcome of the test with some degree of accuracy. Not every test is as easy to read when compared to others.
False Positive Pregnancy Test Concerns
No one wants to face a false positive pregnancy test so make sure you don’t use a test that has expired or that is too difficult to interpret.
Many women wonder how common are false pregnancy tests? The answer is that they are very uncommon. Some reasons for a false positive pregnancy test include having an HCG-secreting tumor or being “pregnant” with a hydatidiform mole. These secrete HCG so that a pregnancy test, which measures HCG will be thrown off by having the test. If you have a positive pregnancy test and it is suspected that you are not really pregnant, an ultrasound and other non-invasive testing can show if you have any of these other conditions that secrete HCG in the absence of a pregnancy.