When they test for a uti do they also test for pregnancy?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    When I went in for a uti I was tested 3 times for pregnancy too (just in case) and they all came back negative, buuuutt it didn't show an infection either. They dipped for my levels and saw glucose, they suspected undiagnosed diabetes. When I mentioned this to my mother she told me that pregnant women often "leak sugar" and that the glucose could be one of the earliest signs of pregnancy! And she was damn right! A week later I took a test myself and was pregnant!

    Ask what the urine test shows, if it shows glucose but no white blood cells, you could indeed be pregnant, they should pregnancy test you as standard when in for a uti as symptoms can often be similar 

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    A routine urine analysis for a UTI does not test for pregnancy. It tests only for signs of a urinary tract infection. In order for the lab to test it for pregnancy, you would have to ask that a pregnancy test be run and your doctor would have to write an order to the lab and specifically request that they also test your urine sample for signs of pregnancy.

    • Sarah4 weeks agoReport

      They actually perform dip tests there in the office in front of you for white blood cells, ketones, glucose etc as soooo many conditions can give uti type symptoms and as routine, they should do a pregnancy dip.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If your doctor chose to do so, you would have been informed when the test was requested. A doctor doesn't just send in a urine dip and then say "Oh by the way, we tested it for pregnancy." It's required that you're told of test orders at the time they're requested.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, they do not unless you specifically request a pregnancy test.

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  • Byrd
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No why would they

    • Sarah4 weeks agoReport

      I can say from experience this isn't true. They should perform a dip in the office then and there. For ketones, antibodies,, glucose etc and a drop test for pregnancy. As lots of conditions can show uti like symptoms. It was a uti investigation that lead me to find out I was pregnant. 

  • MissA
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Often but not always. You can certainly ask for them to test for pregnancy.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Generally, yes. A doctor has to make sure the baby won't be contracting a disease while passing through the birth canal.

    • No Bozos
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      So, they test for ANYTHING that might effect the baby.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If you are of child-bearing age and showing symptoms associated with pregnancy then they'd be remiss not to. Suggest it if they haven't bothered.

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