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Old 03-30-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Can medicines effect pregnancy blood test

I read an article that said diuretics (known as "water pills") can effect a blood test for pregnancy... it said the test may show negative even if you are pregnant. Has anyone ever heard of this?

 
Old 03-31-2006, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Can medicines effect pregnancy blood test

I would imagine it has something to do with diluting the amount of hCG in your blood. If you are doing a quantitative test, there should be no problem since it measures the amount of hCG. A qualitiative test, on the other hand, is similar to a urine test in that it only detects hCG over a certain level.

Did you ask your doctor about it?

 
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