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blouise22
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I have taken 4 pregnancy tests- all negative. every time, I worry and think of reasons why they weren't valid based on what the instructions say in the small print. I know you aren't pregnancy test manufacturers but do you think these things would reasonably lower levels of accuracy to the extent of 4 tests? ...
- testing in the same room as a phone ( digital tests say it could cause interference)
- the cold weather outside where I live ( the tests say that you shouldnt let it drop below 2 degrees c and i dont know what the temp. is here? )
- I have read that there is a chance the date on the box could be different to the date on the test itself and you should check both?
Can i be sure I am not pregnant if i followed the rest of the instructions perfectly? Thank you so much

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Edith_*
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The only way to know if someone is or not pregnant is taking a test. You already took four, all negative. [Smile]

As long as you followed the instructions -- and sounds like you did -- and tested after 14 days of the risk, you can trust the results. [Smile]

Of course, if you still have doubts about the accuracy of the tests you can always call the manufacturers. Most of brands have a phone number on the box where you can ask questions like those you asked here. [Smile]

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