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boxes - two types

I ordered twice, one for me and one for my friend. I seem to have received in big box and my friend received small box.

My friend told that the box was sort of sealed with small gum and the inside pouch was also sealed where all the test device,launcet etc was there.

In my case also the inside of the box content pouch was sealed where i need to tear it open . But my concern was that since i received big box, it was not having any sort of seal or gum and just opened normally. Hope this doesn’t mean that mine is defective box. However i can confirm that the inside pouch that contains all test device,plaster,launcet were all sealed .
This is making me restless. Please do confirm whether it is ok 🙂

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boxes - two types
 on 14th February 2017

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Reuse of Test Device
 on 14th February 2017

Hi I know it is not possible, but to clear my mind, need to check. Assuming if a person who has hiv tests the device and if a non-hiv person pricks the launcet and tries to use the same test device which fills the blood, is there any chance that the second person might be infected as the test device does have the first person blood and that can enter into second person pricked finger.
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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 16th February 2017

Hi Taurus79 The big box is kept closed with very strong magnets and you are correct that it is the foil pouch that keeps the product safe. The pouches are vacuum tested to ensure that there are intact before they go into the box. So you really have nothing to be anxious about. Kindest Gary

 Used on 15th February 2017

Thanks Gary, So i assume as the big box opened normally without any seal or gum it is fine. Until and unless the inside pouch is sealed, i don't need to worry about anything.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 15th February 2017

Hi Taurus79 Neither of you have received defective product. We have been phasing out the big box in favour of the smaller box. You must have got one of the last one's! The test device is exactly the same in both versions, it's only the packaging that has changed. Kind regards Gary

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