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Q. What could be the reason for variation in home pregnancy test results?

Answered by
Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 19, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 24, 2020

Hi doctor,

Before eight weeks, I had a urine pregnancy test through home pregnancy kit and it was positive. But, I never get a positive result after that until yesterday. I am noticing only a faint line. I have also used different kits and the answer is always negative. What could be the reason?

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  • The home pregnancy test can also give rise to false positive results. But, it is 99% correct.
  • Another thing is that, you have to interpret the report in 2 minutes. If you check for result after 15 minutes, sometimes test may come positive. But, that is not correct.
  • Better to confirm the pregnancy with a blood test called serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin).

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