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* In the first chapter of ''Fanfic/TheTest'', Lilly asks her boyfriend Hisao to help her take a test because she's blind and can't read the results. When the test comes out positive, Hisao almost has a heart attack due to his weak heart.


* Phoebe in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' got a false positive.

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* Phoebe in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' got a false positive.


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* [[VideoGame/TheSims1 On]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 previous]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 incarnations]] of ''Franchise/TheSims'', a pregnancy is announced with chiming jingles. ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' removes the jingle in favour of a pregnancy test. If your Sim does not buy a pregnancy test, the game will inform you after a day that she (or [[MisterSeahorse he]] if expansions are added) is pregnant.

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* [[VideoGame/TheSims1 On]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 previous]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 incarnations]] of ''Franchise/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', a pregnancy is announced with chiming jingles. ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' removes the jingle in favour of a pregnancy test. If your Sim does not buy a pregnancy test, the game will inform you after a day that she (or [[MisterSeahorse he]] if expansions are added) is pregnant.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateWolverine'': Magda checked that she got pregnant with Wolverine, and realized that NothingIsTheSameAnymore.

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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' Andy finds a pregnancy test and spends the episode investigating as Burt Macklin before discovering that none of the main female characters are pregnant, but [[spoiler: Ron's girlfriend Diane]] is.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Angelica's Worst Nightmare", Charlotte takes a pregnancy test for something turning blue, and it works [[spoiler:but turns out to be a false positive.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Angelica's Worst Nightmare", Nightmare," Drew and Charlotte takes a think that the latter is pregnant again after taking at home pregnancy test for something turning blue, and it works [[spoiler:but that turns blue if the user's pregnant[[spoiler:--however, the results turn out to be a false positive.positive, and Charlotte's revealed to not be pregnant after having an official test done by a doctor[[note]]It's also entirely possible that Charlotte could've misread the test--meaning that the test turning blue means the person taking the test isn't pregnant[[/note]].]]


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-->''[=ClearBlue=] Easy is the most advanced piece of technology you'll ever pee on''
--->--'''TV commercial'''

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-->''[=ClearBlue=] ->''[=ClearBlue=] Easy is the most advanced piece of technology you'll ever pee on''
--->--'''TV -->-- '''TV commercial'''



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* A series of ads for e.p.t. brand pregnancy tests from the early 1990s showed three different Real Life couples waiting for the results: one wanted a pregnancy and got it, the second wanted a pregnancy and didn't get it, the third (rarely seen) didn't want a preganancy and didn't get it. The fourth option was never filmed. ([[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-08-23/features/9203160777_1_couples-ads-commercials Here's]] a short article about the ads.)

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* A series of ads for e.p.t. brand pregnancy tests from the early 1990s showed three different Real Life couples waiting for the results: one wanted a pregnancy and got it, the second wanted a pregnancy and didn't get it, the third (rarely seen) didn't want a preganancy pregnancy and didn't get it. The fourth option was never filmed. ([[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-08-23/features/9203160777_1_couples-ads-commercials Here's]] a short article about the ads.)



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---> '''Ted''': ...a pregnancy test...
---> '''William Zabka''': You could smoke those?
---> '''Barney''': Lily peed on it. You touched it. Gross.

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---> '''Ted''': ...--->'''Ted''': ...a pregnancy test...
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test...\\
'''William Zabka''': You could smoke those?
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those?\\
'''Barney''': Lily peed on it. You touched it. Gross.



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-->BARNICLE BILL'S HOME PREGNANCY TEST
-->Ahoy, Maties!
-->If the water turns blue, a baby for you!
-->If purple ye see, no baby thar be!
-->''Marge's test turns pink''
-->If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!

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-->BARNICLE --->BARNICLE BILL'S HOME PREGNANCY TEST
-->Ahoy, Maties!
-->If
TEST\\
Ahoy, Maties!\\
If
the water turns blue, a baby for you!
-->If
you!\\
If
purple ye see, no baby thar be!
-->''Marge's
be!\\
*''Marge's
test turns pink''
-->If
pink''*\\
If
ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!



-->'''Apu:''' Here goes nothing.
-->'''Apu & Manjula:''' ''as symbols appear on the tester'' Baby ... baby ... oh, lemon.
-->'''Manjula:''' All that sex for nothing.
-->''later''
-->'''Apu & Manjula:''' Baby ... baby ... pirate?
-->'''Manjula:''' ''dejected'' Oh ...
-->'''Apu:''' ''looking at box'' No, wait a minute. Pirates are wild.
-->'''Manjula:''' We are pregnant!

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-->'''Apu:''' --->'''Apu:''' Here goes nothing.
-->'''Apu
nothing.\\
'''Apu
& Manjula:''' ''as *''as symbols appear on the tester'' tester''* Baby ... baby ... oh, lemon.
-->'''Manjula:'''
lemon.\\
'''Manjula:'''
All that sex for nothing.
-->''later''
-->'''Apu
nothing.\\
*''later''*\\
'''Apu
& Manjula:''' Baby ... baby ... pirate?
-->'''Manjula:''' ''dejected'' Oh ...
-->'''Apu:''' ''looking
pirate?\\
'''Manjula:''' *''dejected''* Oh ...\\
'''Apu:''' *''looking
at box'' box''* No, wait a minute. Pirates are wild.
-->'''Manjula:'''
wild.\\
'''Manjula:'''
We are pregnant!
pregnant!



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* A televised ad for Michelin tires shows an excited husband drive home to meet his wife, who's holding a pregnancy test stick. The implied message is that Michelin tires won't fail during critical moments in life ... [[HumorMode or that pregnant women forget how to use a phone.]]

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* A televised ad for Michelin tires shows an excited husband drive home to meet his wife, who's holding a pregnancy test stick. The implied message is that Michelin tires won't fail during critical moments in life ... [[HumorMode or that pregnant women forget how to use a phone.]]



* The first season of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' ends with Kaoru taking a pregnancy test . [[spoiler: It's seemingly negative, but turns positive when she shows it to Hajime.]] In keeping with the series status as being ReferenceOverdosed, Kaoru's pose is a partial recreation of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pregnancy-announcement Pregnancy Announcement Meme]].

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* The first season of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' ends with Kaoru taking a pregnancy test . [[spoiler: It's test. [[spoiler:It's seemingly negative, but turns positive when she shows it to Hajime.]] In keeping with the series status as being ReferenceOverdosed, Kaoru's pose is a partial recreation of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pregnancy-announcement Pregnancy Announcement Meme]].



* Played for laughs in ''The Fat Slags'' in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}''. Sandra takes a pregnancy test and pees on the stick while she's still in the aisle at the chemists'. She makes a huge puddle of urine on the floor and says "Aw, fuck it Tray, it's gone all ower me knickers!" (she does turn out to be pregnant by the way).

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* Played for laughs in ''The Fat Slags'' in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}''. Sandra takes a pregnancy test and pees on the stick while she's still in the aisle at the chemists'. She makes a huge puddle of urine on the floor and says "Aw, fuck it Tray, it's gone all ower me knickers!" (she (She does turn out to be pregnant pregnant, by the way).way.)



* ''Fanfic/MorticiaIsPregnant'': [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Morticia Addams]] takes a pregnancy test. [[spoiler: She's pregnant.]]

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* ''Fanfic/MorticiaIsPregnant'': [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Morticia Addams]] takes a pregnancy test. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's pregnant.]]



* The Music/JenniferLopez movie "''Film/TheBackupPlan''" adds a little more anxious waiting as the dog grabs the EPT prior to a result being displayed. When the dog finally barfs back up the broken pieces, she finds out that she is in fact expecting.

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* The Music/JenniferLopez movie "''Film/TheBackupPlan''" ''Film/TheBackupPlan'' adds a little more anxious waiting as the dog grabs the EPT prior to a result being displayed. When the dog finally barfs back up the broken pieces, she finds out that she is in fact expecting.



* The opening scene of ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
* ''Film/KillBill Vol. 2'' features the Bride taking a pregnancy stick-test (complete with reading instructions aloud.) Shortly after, an assassin shoots in the door, but the Bride is able to convince the assassin to leave by showing her the (positive) test.

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* The In the opening scene of ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
''Film/{{Juno}}'', sixteen-year-old Juno takes the test and discovers she's pregnant, kicking off the plot of the movie.
* ''Film/KillBill Vol. 2'' features the Bride taking a pregnancy stick-test (complete with reading instructions aloud.) aloud). Shortly after, an assassin shoots in the door, but the Bride is able to convince the assassin to leave by showing her the (positive) test.



* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'': ''Higher Education'''s opening scene is a teenage girl [[https://youtu.be/slxvTJFvhj4?t=60 doing a pregnancy test]]. It is intercut with a scene of a teacher in a class, and later it becomes clear that [[spoiler:she has actually become pregnant by that teacher after he sexually abused her]]. Note that this was filmed in the 80s, and apparently the technology back then was not to pee ''on a stick'', but rather in a vial.
* Liz Lemon does this in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' and the results turn out positive, [[spoiler: however, that is because her favorite chips contain "mas semen del toro".]]

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* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'': ''Higher Education'''s ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', episode "Higher Education": The opening scene is a teenage girl [[https://youtu.be/slxvTJFvhj4?t=60 doing a pregnancy test]]. It is intercut with a scene of a teacher in a class, and later it becomes clear that [[spoiler:she has actually become pregnant by that teacher after he sexually abused her]]. Note that this was filmed in the 80s, and apparently the technology back then was not to pee ''on a stick'', but rather in a vial.
* Liz Lemon does this in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' and the results turn out positive, [[spoiler: however, positive. [[spoiler:However, that is because her favorite chips contain "mas semen del toro".]]



* The mid-season finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s fourth season, "Recap/GleeS4E14IDo", ends with the character's singing "[[Music/ElleGoulding Anything Could Happen]]" intercut with one of the main characters getting a positive result on a pregnancy test after a brief reunion with her ex-boyfriend. The episode after that reveals it's a false positive, but the event still gives her reason to re-think where she is in life over the rest of the season.

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* The mid-season finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s fourth season, "Recap/GleeS4E14IDo", "[[Recap/GleeS4E14IDo I Do]]", ends with the character's characters singing "[[Music/ElleGoulding Anything Could Happen]]" intercut with one of the main characters getting a positive result on a pregnancy test after a brief reunion with her ex-boyfriend. The episode after that reveals it's a false positive, but the event still gives her reason to re-think where she is in life over the rest of the season.



* An episode of Series/{{Roseanne}} is dedicated to this, with the titular character taking a test and the family agonizing for ten minutes about the possible outcome. [[spoiler: It comes out negative.]]

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* An episode of Series/{{Roseanne}} ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' is dedicated to this, with the titular character taking a test and the family agonizing for ten minutes about the possible outcome. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It comes out negative.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Angelica's Worst Nightmare", Charlotte takes a pregnancy test for something turning blue, and it works [[spoiler: but turns out to be a false positive.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Angelica's Worst Nightmare", Charlotte takes a pregnancy test for something turning blue, and it works [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but turns out to be a false positive.]]


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It can overlap with LawOfInverseFertility. Sometimes constitutes ArtisticLicenseBiology, if the writer doesn't actually have a clue how pregnancy tests work.

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It can overlap with LawOfInverseFertility.LawOfInverseFertility and it may lead into a PregnancyScare. Sometimes constitutes ArtisticLicenseBiology, if the writer doesn't actually have a clue how pregnancy tests work.


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-->''[=ClearBlue=] Easy is the most advanced piece of technology you'll ever pee on''
--->--'''TV commercial'''

A character takes a pregnancy test, and waits -- eagerly or anxiously -- for the results. Usually something turning blue or a double line. The test itself looks for [=hCG=], a hormone present in the urine of pregnant people.

When used in a plot, a pregnancy test can be used for:
* Building tension and wringing drama out of a character's potential pregnancy. What is at stake if the pregnancy test doesn't give her the result she wants?;
* Allowing a main character to dramatically declare "I'm pregnant!" but if the test is negative then the writers don't have to follow through with a whole pregnancy storyline. Alternatively, even negative tests can lead to an episode where a character reviews her life and her goals and the pros and cons of having children in the near future or ever;
* A heroine having to jump through hoops to find out the results, which are intercepted by someone else; or
* Jokes about inappropriate pregnancy test use.

The precursor for this trope would probably be called "The Rabbit Died", which is itself a biology-fail about how the old method of pregnancy-testing worked.

It can overlap with LawOfInverseFertility. Sometimes constitutes ArtisticLicenseBiology, if the writer doesn't actually have a clue how pregnancy tests work.

!!Examples
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* A Coors ad celebrates the test and the beer turning blue, respectively indicating the wife was to have a baby and the husband a cold beer.
* A series of ads for e.p.t. brand pregnancy tests from the early 1990s showed three different Real Life couples waiting for the results: one wanted a pregnancy and got it, the second wanted a pregnancy and didn't get it, the third (rarely seen) didn't want a preganancy and didn't get it. The fourth option was never filmed. ([[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-08-23/features/9203160777_1_couples-ads-commercials Here's]] a short article about the ads.)
* A televised ad for Michelin tires shows an excited husband drive home to meet his wife, who's holding a pregnancy test stick. The implied message is that Michelin tires won't fail during critical moments in life ... [[HumorMode or that pregnant women forget how to use a phone.]]
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* The first season of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' ends with Kaoru taking a pregnancy test . [[spoiler: It's seemingly negative, but turns positive when she shows it to Hajime.]] In keeping with the series status as being ReferenceOverdosed, Kaoru's pose is a partial recreation of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pregnancy-announcement Pregnancy Announcement Meme]].
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* Played for laughs in ''The Fat Slags'' in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}''. Sandra takes a pregnancy test and pees on the stick while she's still in the aisle at the chemists'. She makes a huge puddle of urine on the floor and says "Aw, fuck it Tray, it's gone all ower me knickers!" (she does turn out to be pregnant by the way).
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* ''Fanfic/MorticiaIsPregnant'': [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Morticia Addams]] takes a pregnancy test. [[spoiler: She's pregnant.]]
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* The Music/JenniferLopez movie "''Film/TheBackupPlan''" adds a little more anxious waiting as the dog grabs the EPT prior to a result being displayed. When the dog finally barfs back up the broken pieces, she finds out that she is in fact expecting.
* In ''Film/Godzilla1998'', Nick uses one if the monster is a she. It turns out that the monster is asexual.
* The opening scene of ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
* ''Film/KillBill Vol. 2'' features the Bride taking a pregnancy stick-test (complete with reading instructions aloud.) Shortly after, an assassin shoots in the door, but the Bride is able to convince the assassin to leave by showing her the (positive) test.
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* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'': ''Higher Education'''s opening scene is a teenage girl [[https://youtu.be/slxvTJFvhj4?t=60 doing a pregnancy test]]. It is intercut with a scene of a teacher in a class, and later it becomes clear that [[spoiler:she has actually become pregnant by that teacher after he sexually abused her]]. Note that this was filmed in the 80s, and apparently the technology back then was not to pee ''on a stick'', but rather in a vial.
* Liz Lemon does this in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' and the results turn out positive, [[spoiler: however, that is because her favorite chips contain "mas semen del toro".]]
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Brenda (then 16) [[https://youtu.be/WrZgmXSwiO8?t=39 does a pregnancy test]], with best friends Kelly and Donna also present for support, when she suspects she might be pregnant after starting sleeping with Dylan. The result is ambiguous since the test turns green while it is supposed to be either red or blue, so she has to go to a doctor ([[spoiler:she turns out NOT to be pregnant]]). Later her parents find the used test in her trash, which leads to a conflict between Brenda and her parents about her relationship with Dylan.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
** On episode "The Romance Resonance" Penny reveals that one of the items in her keepsake box about Leonard, is the pee-stick from the time she thought she might have accidentally gotten pregnant. Well, just the first pee-stick, she didn't keep all of them.
** On the WholeEpisodeFlashback, "The Staircase Implementation", after Leonard tells the story of how the elevator was out of order, he asks Penny of what was the stupidest thing she has ever done. Penny recalls from six years ago high five-ing one of her ex-boyfriends in her bedroom in Nebraska that she wasn't pregnant while checking the pregnancy test.
* Used on ''Series/{{Bones}}'' in an overlap with MistakenForPregnant...the test was found in the garbage, and Cam was afraid it was her adopted daughter, but it was Angela's...though Angela's actual pregnancy didn't occur until later.
* Phoebe in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' got a false positive.
* In the third season finale of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' ("Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"), Sally is terrified that she might be pregnant (due to having sex with a guy named Peter), so she persuades Susan (who has a medical condition which prevents her from getting pregnant) and Jane (who may have had fun with the pizza man, despite being in a relationship with James, a chaste virgin) to do the same so that she'll know what a negative result looks like. At the end of the episode, it's [[spoiler:Susan who's pregnant, much to the surprise of Steve, her boyfriend]].
* In a flashback on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' Laura tells Rob she's pregnant by saying "the rabbit died."
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe and Rachel find a positive pregnancy test in Monica's bathroom and assume she's pregnant. Turns out the test is [[spoiler:Rachel's]].
* Implied in the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Girls}}'', where Jessica happens to be sitting on the toilet when she tells Marnie that she's pregnant. ("Personal space" doesn't really seem much of an issue for the characters.)
* Stacey from ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' also goes to buy one of these, but finds an old school rival working at the pharmacists. HilarityEnsues.
* The mid-season finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s fourth season, "Recap/GleeS4E14IDo", ends with the character's singing "[[Music/ElleGoulding Anything Could Happen]]" intercut with one of the main characters getting a positive result on a pregnancy test after a brief reunion with her ex-boyfriend. The episode after that reveals it's a false positive, but the event still gives her reason to re-think where she is in life over the rest of the season.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** In the Season 6 episode, appropriately titled "False Positive", Marshall and Lily gets ecstatic when the home pregnancy test read positive, and the gang celebrates with them. Unfortunately, it turns out that it was a false alarm, and the whole gang contemplates about it and react on the events prior to the announcement. Lily eventually got pregnant, for real, on the season finale.
** In the FinaleSeason episode "Daisy", Ted and the Gang set out to The Captain's house to look for Lily and why did she go there after a fight with Marshall. Since Ted has noticed Lily being stressed out over the wedding weekend, he assumed that she was smoking. Upon taking wild guesses (which includes boats as three separate answers from the Captain) and some thorough investigations, Ted confidently concluded that what he found inside the daisy pot was --
---> '''Ted''': ...a pregnancy test...
---> '''William Zabka''': You could smoke those?
---> '''Barney''': Lily peed on it. You touched it. Gross.
* In ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' Carrie Heffernan is forced by circumstances to take a pregnancy test in a hotel in China. She buys it locally. Anxious husband Doug hovers and is forced to exclaim
-->''Which is it? '''Dragon or Monkey'''???''
* An episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}'' had Gina try to take the test. She couldn't work up enough urine, so Martin cave her a liter of Coke to chug.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Margaret thinks she might be pregnant after a getaway with her husband. The standard test uses a female rabbit but the only one available belongs to Radar. They talk him into using his rabbit but he demands that they not kill her - so they perform surgery to remove her ovaries in order to test them.
* ''Series/MurphyBrown'': When Murphy discovered she was pregnant, Frank asked her what was wrong. Her cryptic response of "The stick turned blue" caused to reply with a bewildered SpySpeak "The dog barks at midnight?"
* An episode of Series/{{Roseanne}} is dedicated to this, with the titular character taking a test and the family agonizing for ten minutes about the possible outcome. [[spoiler: It comes out negative.]]
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Carla buys generic brand pregnancy tests instead of name brands, leading to [[HilarityEnsues hi-jinks]] when Carla discards the stick too early (the time for Name Brand), but after she leaves the room Turk realizes they didn't wait long enough for the results, and it's actually positive--so he knows she's pregnant before she does.
* One of the first scenes in ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' has the main character taking one of these. A later scene has her take about a dozen just to be sure.
* An episode of ''Series/UglyBetty'' had Betty and Hilda each use a pregnancy test, but when only one came out positive they couldn't tell whose it was... oh, and the woman who sold them the pregnancy tests came round to their house later the same day because she was their father's new girlfriend.
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* [[VideoGame/TheSims1 On]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 previous]] [[VideoGame/TheSims2 incarnations]] of ''Franchise/TheSims'', a pregnancy is announced with chiming jingles. ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' removes the jingle in favour of a pregnancy test. If your Sim does not buy a pregnancy test, the game will inform you after a day that she (or [[MisterSeahorse he]] if expansions are added) is pregnant.
** A pregnacy test can also be bought on previous games through mods.
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1120 Hannelore]]'s test [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1125 comes up negative]] but she spends the day "drinking water and striving for statistical rigor."
-->'''Hannelore''': You have to '''''PEE''''' on a '''''STICK'''''!!!

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pregnancy-announcement A particular internet meme]] is about random characters in fiction (most commonly anime) being photoshopped into a shot of 2 hands, one of them holding a positive pregnancy test.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': Beavis used a pregnancy test when he thought he was getting pregnant in "Pregnant Pause". Being the idiot he is, he believed that he was when he said "it turned yellow".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Angelica's Worst Nightmare", Charlotte takes a pregnancy test for something turning blue, and it works [[spoiler: but turns out to be a false positive.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Krusty's merchandise company has put out a home pregnancy test. It has a warning that using these may cause birth defects.
** The Atomettes, a cheeleader group for the Springfield Atoms, developed their own brand of home pregnancy tests.
** Marge uses a home pregnancy test which uses a pirate theme.
-->BARNICLE BILL'S HOME PREGNANCY TEST
-->Ahoy, Maties!
-->If the water turns blue, a baby for you!
-->If purple ye see, no baby thar be!
-->''Marge's test turns pink''
-->If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!
** When Apu & Manjula are trying to make a baby it comes up ''a la'' a slot machine:
-->'''Apu:''' Here goes nothing.
-->'''Apu & Manjula:''' ''as symbols appear on the tester'' Baby ... baby ... oh, lemon.
-->'''Manjula:''' All that sex for nothing.
-->''later''
-->'''Apu & Manjula:''' Baby ... baby ... pirate?
-->'''Manjula:''' ''dejected'' Oh ...
-->'''Apu:''' ''looking at box'' No, wait a minute. Pirates are wild.
-->'''Manjula:''' We are pregnant!

[[/folder]]
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Alternative Redirect Titles:
* PeeOnAStick
* PutThePInPregnancyTest
* PIsForPregnancyTest
* PregnancyTestDrama
* PregnancyTestHijinks
* PregnancyTestTension
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!!Indexes:
* JustForPun
* PregnancyTropes
* TestAndTrialTropes

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