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Did I perfom the test right?

Hey guys,

today i made the HIV self test and had problems with performing. I do all steps how they were explained in the introduction but after 3 minutes the test was’t running (there was no blood running in the area where are the lines should appear after 15 minutes). So I was waiting two more minutes and nothing happend. Due to this reason I thought I used to less blood for the tip so that I loaded the tip with blood a second time and pushed it in the bottom of the buffer pot again. After that my test worked and after 3 minutes the control line appared, after 15 minutes nothing changed (no second line). My question: Is my test valid?. Sorry for my English

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 27th January 2017

Hi Arbor Thank you for contacting us. Firstly the test is very forgiving for slight anomalies in performing the steps. We have tested a number of possible failure types. Including stopping the process and adding more sample as you describe. As long a s you got the control to appear then you can be confident that the test was performed correctly. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter Head of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs BioSure (UK) Limited

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