Hi, I did 2 home pregnancy tests last week which both came up as positive, but have just had one done at the hospital, and its coming up as negative, what's going on?! I was so excited noow not sure what to think. Am just waiting for blood test results. Lx
Which tests did you use? Some hospital tests will only show at 50mcg (or whatever the measurement is in), but some home tests only show at 10mcg. Did the positives at home appear within the 10 minutes and have a coloured line?
pinkdaisy, I just assumed you must be US because it's unusual in the UK to be offered blood tests and such an early scan. Have you been having fertility treatment? TBH I think it's very unlikely that the scan will pick up anything, it is possible they might see a very early yolk sac. But don't be surprised or disappointed if not. Let us know how you get on!
Jazz, you need a blood test to see the HcG level and they're not usually offered as standard in the UK. You could try one of the Clearblue conception tests if you don't know how many weeks you are?
False +ve tests are possible, but are extremely rare. See here for a scarily detailed discussion!
pinkdaisy - according to this table, a level of 710 is well within the (incredibly wide) "normal" range for a pregnancy of about 5 weeks from LMP (making a guess here, based on when you said you were testing at home). Did they take more bloods a couple of days after the first set? My understanding was that because the expected range for HcG in early pregnancy is so wide a much better indicator of the health of the pregnancy was to see the HcG level approximately double in about 48 hours. Even if they see something at the scanthe baby may well not be developed enough to be able to tell whether the pregnancy will continue - I know at my local EPU they try to get women to wait until 7 or 8 weeks as, with the best will in the world, they're extremely unlikely to pick up a heart beat before that point (and even then its not guaranteed that there will be a visible heart beat on a healthy pregnancy).
Whatever happens, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you