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Worried - Should I retest?

Hi Biosure team,

I see many people testing more than once to be sure their negative is reliant. I have only tested once with Biosure, it was a negative result. Is this conclusive, even though it was only one test? Should I retest?

Thanks a lot

3 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 26th May 2021

Hi Worried011, I thought I should reply to this post on here even though we have discussed this previously on our website live chat. A negative result 2 years since your last possible exposure is extremely reliable. If you are testing within the window period then you would need to retest, however, your result is conclusive. Thanks. Kindest regards, Becky

 Used on 11th March 2021

Thanks for taking the time to reply, Tester! My exposure was actually two years before I performed the test. I have messaged Biosure through their live chat as I was getting very anxious and was told this negative is extremely accurate and I don’t need to retest. Thanks! :)

 Used on 02nd March 2021

I do not work for BioSure, but I would say it depends on how long after your last exposure you tested? i.e. if you tested at 5 weeks post exposure, then you should probably test again at 12 or 13 weeks. BioSure claims that a test conducted 12 weeks post-exposure is conclusive. Take that for what you will. Hopefully someone from the company will respond to you.

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