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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 8:31 PM

Positive, Negative, Positive, Negative - WHICH IS IT?

I used your product to see if I was pregnant this month and received a positive result after I missed my period. A few days later, I had some very light spotting so I took another test and it was negative. Then 2 hours laster, I took yet another test and this one was positive. Finally, the next morning with my first pee, I took two tests at the same time, from the same package, with the same urine and one was positive and one was negative. I'm wondering how on earth that can be? I have now wasted my money on 5 tests with varied results each time (I have photos of all tests with the dates marked). As it turns out, I am not pregnant per the bloodwork from my Doctor's office. It seems from the reviews that I have read Clear Blue digital is giving a lot of false positives. Are you folks doing anything about that? Since I was getting one positive and one negative with the same urine, I decided to check this out further and I also took an EPT and a First Response test and those were both clearly negative. It was not a pleasant experience to have the back and forth with Clear Blue when in fact I wasn't pregnant but I have 3 tests from your Company that say I was!! Not only did I waste $40 on Clear Blue prengnacy tests, but I had an emotional rollarcoaster of positives and negatives that shouldn't have happened.
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9 years ago

Hi Christine - We were very sorry to hear about your recent experience.  We know this was upsetting and would like to offer you some further information.   False positive pregnancy test results are extremely rare. For example, Clearblue pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate from the day the period is due.  However, it’s possible to get a pregnant result and then test again and get a negative result, or your period may start.  This is most likely due to natural loss during the first few weeks of pregnancy, known as ‘early pregnancy loss’.  Sadly this quite common, occurring in approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies. It can be very upsetting to get a negative result after first testing positive, and can lead some people to doubt the accuracy of the pregnant result they initially received. This is where the term ‘false positive’ usually comes from.


However you can be reassured that true false positive results are extremely rare. If you get a positive result at any point then it is almost certain that you were pregnant when you took the test.


For most women there is no reason why they couldn’t go on to have a healthy pregnancy after early loss. Whilst it may be a very upsetting experience, it is important to remember that early loss is a common occurrence
that unfortunately happens to quite a few people. Despite the negative feelings, many women feel some reassurance in knowing that they did conceive.  For more information or if you want medical advice, you should consult your local healthcare specialist in your country.


If you would like to talk privately with us please give us a call at 1-800-321-3279.  We’re open M-F from 8:30-5:00 ET and we’re here to help.