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Is it mandatory to inform patient about positive pregnancy in the emergency room?

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Is it standard procedure in the emergency room to inform you if your pregnancy test comes back positive since it is a routine test they do on all female patients?
Posted Fri, 14 Feb 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Vaddadi Suresh 43 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, it is a standard procedure. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for writing to us with your query. Yes, a positive pregnancy test should be informed to the patient, and it is a standard procedure. It helps the patient in deciding the future options like willingness to carry or terminate pregnancy due to medical or other reasons. Hope this helped you. Wishing you good health. Regards
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