hey ladies...i know long time no talk...im sorry there has been a lot happening...
well i finally got to normal 22-24 day cycles and guess what??? im late....could it be?
im traumatized over HPTs anymore but i decided to break down and take one this afternoon....i thought i saw what could have been a second line but i didnt want to second guess myself so i took the test apart...well...haha
my question is...has anybody taking a FRER test apart that had a positive result? what did you see?
i saw a plastic piece where the results are displayed and cotton applicator type where the urine collects (not what you pee on)...i also saw a line over where the urine collects and my control line on the plastic piece...
but do HPTs display a line where the urine would collect to indicate a positive which would then make the second line on the plastic piece?
EVERYTHING you want to know about them...lol, personally, i'm a little obsessed with them, too. test in another day or two (if you can stand it). or do what i did and compulsively buy a large quantity of hpts, HA. good luck!
I have taken apart probably hundreds of frers. If the line is where the bfp line should be it is a bfp as long as it has color. When you take apart an frer, there is a clearish area where the 2nd pink should be. I have had lots of them have the reagent color run off into the cottony area under the thumb grip. It doesn't count unless it's where it should be. It where the window area would be?
when i first took the test i thought i saw a second line it was so faint i thought my eyes were playing tricks so then i thought if i take the thing apart maybe ill be able to see it better
well...as soon as i opened it up there was def a second pink line where the test is actually done and the control line was also dark and pink but where the second line should have shown before breaking it open was not dark at all
i got so frustrated and threw it out
i wish i could draw on here so i could show you what im talking about...
there's the plastic piece which displays the test results and there the cotton piece where the test detects hcg....the cotton piece is what had the second pink line on it
i called first response and asked them and they told me that its possible the line displayed at the incorrect place and are sending me a refund
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