Urine Pregnancy Test
Alternate Names : Pregnancy Test, Urine, Urine Pregnancy Testing, HCG Qualitative Urine Test, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Urine HCG, Qualitative Urine Beta-HCG
What do the test results mean?
Abnormal test results may indicate:
threatened or spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage.
ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy located outside the uterus.
an abnormal egg.
hydatidiform mole, which is a tumor of the placenta with death of the fetus.
choriocarcinoma, which is a tumor of the placenta that causes profuse bleeding.
multiple pregnancy, such as twins or triplets.
Incorrect results, which are called false-positive or false-negative, results may occur with:
blood or protein in the urine.
use of phenothiazines, such as prochlorperazine or promethazine.
use of penicillin.
use of methadone.
urinary tract infection.
Other potential diagnoses that may mimic pregnancy but have negative HCG results include:
bleeding without ovulation.
dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding from the uterus that occurs outside of the normal menstrual flow.
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is widespread infection of the ovaries, tubes, and other reproductive organs.
polycystic ovary disease, which is an endocrine disorder causing multiple cysts on the ovaries.