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Control line

I was wondering how is made control line.
Is it just to say that blood and buffer went through the test or it means that aritificial antibodies and antigens included in the test have reacted each other.
In the second case I think it is more reliable. Is it?
Thank you.

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

Hi Marcus The control line is there to prove that the test procedure has been performed correctly, ie the tester has applied enough human blood and buffer to the test device and that this mixture has run through the test strip. The control line looks for a generic antibody that everyone has in their blood. I hope that this answers your question. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Ltd

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