Talking about home testing for HIV

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Anxiousman

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Concerned

Hi,

I took the test in early December I timed it for around 15 minutes and took a good few minutes to run, however the control line showed it was pink and not dark red like the diagram in the test shows. Also the background was still slightly pink still after running and not completely clear like the diagram shows. The test had definitely finished running however. Should I be concerned?

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 10th January 2020

Hi Anxiousman, The control line can vary in colour between pink - dark red. As long as it is visible and a full line it means your test has run properly. The background of the test strip can be slightly discoloured without affecting the result. It is simply due to the blood sample applied. There is nothing to be concerned about. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSure UK LTD

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