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A vague white line appears on T after hours

I bought a HIV self -testing kit online.

Within the 20 minutes as stipulated by the work instruction, the result came back negative. However, after hours since I have taken the test, a vague white line appeared on the T. I rubbed it and it disappeared.

Is it considered a positive?

2 Responses

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 04th September 2019

Hi Worried 2 and Myson. Unfortunately I am unable to comment on your test results as they are not the BioSure HIV self test. From your description I believe that the test you have performed does not have a sample control line (like the BioSURE HIV self test) and only has a procedural control line. The importance of a sample control line is that it can only appear if the test has worked and sufficient blood has been used. A procedural control line will appear with insufficient blood or even no blood at all. A sample control line is the only way to be confident in your result. I hope this helps but please don't hesitate to contact me further. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

 Used on 01st September 2019

I performed HIV test on a KIT bought from the medical shop, As per the stipulated time it was all white and the Control line appears only. Later after 20 mins when I clicked it for a photo with a flashlight on, I found a small thin ( very) line appread ( same as background color of the strip), am not sure whether this line is provided by the manufacturer or it is just activated after the test, really worried, planning to go for a laboratory blood test.

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