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When can a pregnancy test be a false positive?

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So yesterday morning I took an at-home pregnancy test and it was positive. Yesterday evening I had my blood taken to verify I am pregnant and this morning they called to let me know that I had low levels of HCG and they want me to retest in a few days.


It is very rare for a positive pregnancy test to be false.

A few causes of a false positive:
- Expired test
- Reading the test after the specific time frame
- Not following the directions for the test
- A few medical disorders
- A few medications

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