Can Pregnancy Cause A False Positive COVID-19 Test?

The Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnancy

Currently there are no major studies regarding pregnant women and the effects of pregnancy on COVID-19 tests. However, based on how COVID-19 tests work and what they test for, being pregnant should not affect the outcome of the tests. In addition, there is no evidence that shows being pregnant can worsen the effects of COVID-19. The only thing that changes with COVID-19 when pregnant are the safety precautions one should take. Women who are pregnant with COVID-19 should get as much rest as possible and make sure to drink plenty of fluids. They should also consult their doctor or a medical professional to monitor their case in the event that there is some complication with either the mother or the child. Expecting mothers who have caught COVID-19 do not pose a risk to their unborn child, as there have been no signs of spreading COVID-19 in the womb, and no traces of COVID-19 found in breast milk.

If you are currently pregnant or expecting and would like to get tested for COVID-19, you may visit one of our testing centers found below. And if you feel safer testing yourself from home, you can get a virtual appointment with a medical professional to certify your test using our Certified Teleservice for COVID testing that can be used with any EUA test.

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