Talking about home testing for HIV

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Asterix

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Two tests

Hello I had two test tests firsone I had a little second trace lower then the limit showed in the picture, that was not straight from one part to the other of the of the paper that looked like a diffusion thing due to the blood. So on the borderes the line was not right or linked to the edges of the paper it was lining down and didnt reach the borderes of the crhomatografic paper and deffintely not the same colour as the one showed in the picture , less less clarity.I had a second test done that was deffintely negative.Both tests were done at 10 weeks after exposure, should I consider the first one positive?Thank you

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 06th May 2017

Hi Asterix Haemolysed red blood cells will move up the test paper over time and can create red marks. These are obviously different from the lines. As I said in my previous response it is difficult to certain without seeing an image of the test. However, one thing that I can be certain of is that is it virtually impossible for two tests taken together to give different incorrect results. I would conclude that your test result is negative. I hope that this goes some way to answering your question. Kindest Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited

Asterix
 Used on 05th May 2017

I dont have the test anymore as I analised it a lot at then throu it away thinking that it could because of the blood that diffused through the paper , is this possible?....  did you have this kind of situation before?

Gary Carpenter | BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 04th May 2017

Hi Asterix I'm really sorry but I'm not sure that I understand your question. Perhaps you could send an image of your test to gcarpenter@BioSure.co.uk. That way I can answer your question accurately. It would be really helpful if you also supply your order number. That would enable us to process your question effectively. Kindest regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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