Talking about home testing for HIV

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Buffer pot in the base?

Hi there I recently took the test, it all ran fine I got the control line and it was negative however I didn’t put the buffer pot in the bottom section because I didn’t think it would fit and didn’t want to break it! I held the test upright instead is this still reliable?

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Artman
 Used on 03rd April 2018

Not had an HIV test in many years, decided to do the home test for peace of mind. Very easy to do, at first I didn't push the test right down into the chemical pot thing, only after a few minutes when I compared mine too my partner's I realised I needed to push it down harder, then I started to see the colour change moving up the strip. So my advice is, make sure you push the test good and hard into the little pot, check after a few minutes to make sure it's reacting. READ the instructions carefully and follow them, they are very good. Impressed with the kit.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 15th March 2018

Hi Unknown Thanks for getting in touch with us. It is not essential that you place the test in the hole in the tray whilst it runs. This is just there for the sake of convenience. The test is actually very robust and will take a lot of strain so it is very unlikely that you would break it. Your result will be reliable. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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