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Can I have a negative test and still be pregnant?
Nowadays pregnancy tests are very sensitive and a ‘false negative’ is unlikely unless it is a very early pregnancy. It may occur very occasionally with some tests. If in doubt you can have a second test two or three days later.
Is there a charge for this test?
Do I need to bring a first-morning urine specimen?
If possible yes as this will provide the most accurate result.
Can I have a test before a missed period?
How soon after a missed period can I have a test?
Immediately – the latest tests are very sensitive.