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Clear shiny line, whats that mean?

Hi, I did the test and the control line is clearly red, but when I looked very closely I can see one transparent/colourless/shiny clear line there where the test/positive line would be. What does this mean?

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 13th February 2020

Hi Frank, It sounds like you are describing where the test strip has been sprayed. As long as there is no visible pink/red line where the test line would be and only a single control line then your test has worked properly and your result is negative. You should be able to read your result under normal light conditions. Kindest regards, Becky

 Used on 12th February 2020

I am confused by my results. I cannot see any red/pink color in the test line area. But when I looked at the test line area very carefully, under some angle/light, I can always see a faint/colorless/white line there in the test line area. I am so panic. I have already bought two test kits and this line is shown in both kits. What does this mean????? Help!!!

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 23rd December 2019

Hi Jenny, from what you are describing this is where the test strip has been sprayed however i am unable to confirm this without seeing the test. Could you possibly send me a picture either via email ( or whatsapp (07763489170) this way i will be able to confirm your result. I would also like to offer you a replacement test so you can be sure of your result. I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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