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Urine Pregnancy Test

Alternate Names : Pregnancy Test, Urine, Urine Pregnancy Testing, HCG Qualitative Urine Test, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Urine HCG, Qualitative Urine Beta-HCG

Urine Pregnancy Test | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

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.
  • hepatitis.
  • Other potential diagnoses that may mimic pregnancy but have negative HCG results include:

  • ovarian cysts.
  • 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.
  • ovarian cancer.
  • menopause.

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    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Joan McNicholl, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 04/16/01

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