Line? No line? Does it even matter?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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6838 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

1. tests should only been read in the alotted time.  anything that shows up at 5 minutes is not a positive line.

2.  blue dye tests are known to have issues, use an FRER.

 

Post # 4
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8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I see a very, very faint line, but I’m guessing it’s probably an evap line since you said it was about an hour later.  Maybe try another test?  I’ve heard that testing first thing in the morning will make your urine more “concentrated” and you might be able to get a clearer result.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I see the line but I wouldn’t trust it because one, it is outside the time it is good, and two, you have a blue dye test. I would get a FRER and test again in the morning 🙂

Post # 7
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1027 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

MistySoda:  FRER – first response early result test.  They are supposed to detect pregnancy a few days sooner then other tests.  If you do take another test, use first morning urine or do a four hour hold (don’t pee for 4 hours, drink little to no water or other beverages during that time).  The level of hormones get diluted if you are drinking a lot of water or emptying your bladder often so you are less likely to get an accurate result.

Post # 8
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

MistySoda:  First Response Early Results. It’s the pink dye test.

Post # 10
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366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Sorry lovely I don’t see a line id retest in the morning with a new test x

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

MistySoda:  I used a Rite Aid brand and it was negative but I found out the next day at Dr I AM pregnant. I would try the CVS brand then FRER just to be sure.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

MistySoda:  basically you want a pink dye test, they are much more accurate than blue dye. First Response is kind of considered the “gold standard”, but they are expensive, you can get cheaper versions.

Post # 14
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301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Good luck!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

MistySoda:  Just FYI, the reason blue dye tests are not well-respected here is that they are more likely to have false negatives show up.  This is because an evap line is much harder to distinguish on these than on pink dye tests (and if you think about it, it makes sense – it’s much harder to differentiate between blue and gray than it is between pink and gray).  I second PPs suggestions, get a pink dye test (whether it’s FRER or another brand) and test again with your first morning urine.  GL!

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