If I know I am not pregnant, do I still need to take the test?

Yes. The pregnancy test is an important step before having certain tests or procedures or before receiving certain medications.

What happens after I get the results?

  • If the test is negative (-), your team will go ahead with the scheduled test or procedure.
  • If the result is positive (+), the care team will share the result with you privately. They will also help you decide what to do next. The care team will try to connect you with other providers who can help you. Your doctor will talk with you about whether you can still have the test or procedure.

Your care team understands that getting a positive pregnancy test result before a test or procedure can be unexpected. This does not happen very often.

If you think you may be pregnant, please call your doctor’s office before your test or procedure.

Rev. 2/2018. Reviewed by the MGHfC Family Advisory Council.