Have you ever wondered if it is possible to fake a positive pregnancy test? Whether it is just for a prank, to get your man to agree to a shotgun wedding or another personal reason, some women want to get their hands on a fake positive pregnancy test.
It is possible to get a false-positive result on a home pregnancy kit. This can be confusing and disappointing for women who are genuinely trying to conceive but also means it may not be too difficult after all to fake a positive pregnancy test.
Women who want to fake a pregnancy test may be pleased to know that you can use apple juice to get a false positive.
Pretending to be pregnant when you are not is deceiving and a cruel joke. However, if you do want to fake a positive result read on to find out how to fake a pregnancy test with apple juice.
In this article
- How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
- Can You Fake A Positive Pregnancy Test?
- How To Fake A Pregnancy Test With Apple Juice?
- Can You Fake A Positive Blood Pregnancy Test?
- What Else Can Cause A False Positive On a Pregnancy Test?
- Can I Buy A Fake Pregnancy Test?
- The Final Thought
How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
Pregnancy tests work by measuring the levels of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone in a woman’s urine. HCG can be present in the urine (and blood) approximately 10 to 14 days after conception.
During conception an egg is fertilized by sperm in the fallopian tube, it then travels down and attaches to the uterus lining. This process can take around 6 to 12 days and once the fertilized egg implants into the uterus lining, the body starts producing HCG.
HCG increases as the pregnancy progresses. In those early days after conception, the hormone levels are low and are only detectable by a pregnancy test after the embryo has implanted into the uterus wall.
When taken around the time of a missed period, pregnancy tests are around 99% accurate. Some brands claim to detect lower levels of HCG and can be taken a few days before a period is due.
The majority of pregnancy kits will test for HCG levels of around 25 to 50. Women wanting to test before their missed period should use a test that will detect lower levels of HCG.
When taking a home pregnancy test all you need to do is ‘pee on a stick’.
Each pregnancy test kit will come with specific instructions but the basics are: pee on a stick, enzymes in the test react with the urine and after a short wait there will be a positive or negative result.
Some brands will show a + sign for a positive, others will reveal two lines for a positive result, some change color and digital pregnancy tests will say ‘pregnant’, some brands also reveal how many weeks.
Can You Fake A Positive Pregnancy Test?
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Faking a positive pregnancy test is perhaps easier than you may think.
False-positive results can happen if you are taking certain medications. Some anti-anxiety medications, antihistamines, antipsychotics as well as many other medications can cause a false positive result on a pregnancy test.
If you are currently undergoing fertility treatment, you may get a false positive when you take a pregnancy test. Fertility medications can also cause a false positive, especially the synthetic HCG shot.
However, if you are looking to purposefully fake a pregnancy test, there are a few methods that you can try.
As pregnancy tests work by monitoring levels of HCG, you will need to use substances containing elements that will react with the enzymes in the test kit in the same way urine with HCG would.
Here is a list of some of the substances people have used to fake a pregnancy test:
- Orange juice
- Vinegar with tuna oil
- Apple juice
How To Fake A Pregnancy Test With Apple Juice?
Faking a pregnancy test with apple juice is not an overly complicated process. Let’s take a look at the process and delve into why it works.
As for why it works, this is a bit of a mystery. There is no HCG present in apple juice and there is no scientific evidence to explain which chemicals in apple juice could be responsible for a positive result.
However, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence in blogs, online forums, and on social media claiming that you really can get a positive pregnancy test using apple juice.
It is thought it may be down to the sugars in the apple juice or even its acidity reacting with the enzymes in the pregnancy test, creating a false-positive result.
If you are planning a pregnancy test prank, here is the apple juice method:
- Pour a small amount of apple juice into a container
- Dip the pregnancy test into the apple juice
- Wait for no less than 5 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes
- Check your result
Using apple juice to fake a pregnancy test isn’t guaranteed to give you a positive result but many women out there have been successful using this method.
If you want to prank your partner you can try dipping your pregnancy test in apple juice, it has worked for some and might work for you too.
Can You Fake A Positive Blood Pregnancy Test?
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Faking a pregnancy test with apple juice, soda or another household substance has been shown to work in some cases, but is it possible to fake a positive blood pregnancy test?
In short, no, you can’t purposefully fake a blood pregnancy test. Blood pregnancy tests work in the same way as pregnancy kits that test your urine, they measure the level of HCG present (this time in your blood, not pee).
Unless you are friends with the doctor who will be revealing your blood test results and you can convince them to be in on the joke, you are not going to be able to get a fake positive from a blood pregnancy test.
If you really want to get your hands on a fake positive pregnancy test, a blood test is not the way to go. You will have more luck trying the apple juice method or asking your pregnant friend to pee on a test strip for you.
What Else Can Cause A False Positive On a Pregnancy Test?
If the apple juice method hasn’t given you the fake positive you were hoping for, there are a few other things you can try. Here is a list of circumstances where a pregnancy test might give a false positive result:
The pregnancy test is expired
Pregnancy tests have an expiration date because the chemical used to detect HCG stops working overtime.
If your test is expired you may not get an accurate result due to the chemical not correctly reacting with your urine, this can lead to a false positive (but can also cause a false-negative result too!).
Reading the result too late
When you take a pregnancy test you should read the result within the timeframe stated on the instructions. If you leave a used pregnancy test for too long and then read the result, you may get a false positive.
This is a common occurrence with standard line pregnancy tests so if you are after a false positive you could try using one of these tests.
Taking certain medications
As we mentioned earlier, certain medications can cause your urine to react with the chemicals in a pregnancy test and give you a false positive.
Fertility treatment is known to sometimes produce a fake positive pregnancy test and anti-anxiety pills, antihistamines and antipsychotics can all have a similar effect.
Can I Buy A Fake Pregnancy Test?
If you are dead set on getting your hands on a fake pregnancy test, you can buy them online.
A quick search of the internet and you will soon find lots of websites selling fake positive pregnancy tests in their gags and practical jokes shops. Before parting with your money you may want to have another think about your decision to fake a pregnancy, is it really a good idea?
How can vinegar make a pregnancy test positive?
According to some popular opinions, you can make a pregnancy test positive using vinegar. All you need to do is add 1 cup of white vinegar to 1/2 cup of urine and wait 3-5 minutes.
The mixture will change color, and it is believed that an orange-yellow color means you are pregnant and a greenish color means you are not.
Can you fake a pregnancy test on your period?
Normally by the first day of your missed period, there is enough hCG in your urine to be detected by a pregnancy test. Blood from your period will not impact your pregnancy result.
What happens if you pee too much on a pregnancy test?
If you pee on a pregnancy test too much it causes the test to be overwhelmed and then instead of the hCG bonding with the test correctly and producing two lines giving a positive result you end up with a single line giving a false negative.
The Final Thought
Faking a pregnancy is not a good idea but is something women have been doing for years.
Whether it is just to prank their partner, save their marriage or gauge someone’s reaction, a woman may want to fake a positive pregnancy test for a variety of reasons.
The internet is full of ideas on how to fake a pregnancy test and we have covered the apple juice method in this article.
If you want a fake positive pregnancy test you can try dipping the stick in apple juice. Even though there is no HCG in apple juice there is lots of anecdotal evidence suggesting you really can get a positive pregnancy test by using apple juice.