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Buffer pot

I recently tested for hiv, however noticed I hadn’t pushed the test all the way to the bottom of the buffer pot. The test ran as normal and the control line appeared within 15 minutes. The result was negative.

I only noticed this the next day when I was trying to fit the test into the cut out and it wouldn’t fit.

As this is my first time, I am wandering whether or not the test was valid/accurate or would my result be different if the test had been pushed down right to the bottom. Do I need to test again?

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 Used on 01st June 2017

Thanks a lot

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 01st June 2017

Hi A No, you don't need to test again. The test that you ran produced a valid, negative result. Kind regards Gary

 Used on 01st June 2017

Thanks for your response, does this mean I don't need to get another test done? I was feeling very anxious because the test wasn't fully inserted.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 01st June 2017

Dear A Thanks for getting in touch with us. Your test result is valid. There is three times as much buffer solution in the pot for the test to run accurately, so the test is robust to slight errors in performance. The presence of the control line shows that enough sample and buffer has been applied and shows that the test has run as it should. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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