Taking a pregnancy test is super stressful, and the possibility of false positives, evap lines, and potentially false negatives make it even worse. But in many trying to conceive (TTC) forums and boards, the stress seems to be compounded by pregnancy tests using blue dye. One group I was in even tried to ban people from posting pictures of blue dye tests within the group because they were always seemingly so inaccurate. But what’s wrong with blue dye pregnancy tests?
There is nothing worse than a pregnancy test telling you that you’re pregnant when you’re actually not — talk about heartbreak and an emotional letdown. Dr. Sherry Ross, OB-GYN and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, agrees and tells Romper that the blue dye tests are definitely more associated with false positives and are harder to interpret. But why is that? Ross says it’s because the blue dye test works by using…
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