Flying tomorrow. Is this a positive LFT???

(163 Posts)
StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:18:51

I know it’s very very very faint and I’m not even sure it’s there. Photo taken 18 minutes after a 15 minutes test. What do you think??

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PennyFarting Thu 02-Dec-21 12:19:41

Looks clear to me. I wouldn't take that as a positive.

Aposterhasnoname Thu 02-Dec-21 12:19:48

Can’t see a thing

Thecurtainsofdestiny Thu 02-Dec-21 12:20:58

No

Sexnotgender Thu 02-Dec-21 12:21:14

I can see the merest hint of a line.

PrivateHall Thu 02-Dec-21 12:21:20

I cannot see a 2nd line in that pic. If in doubt, take another and try to be a bit more 'thorough' in your swabbing. Good luck!

emmathedilemma Thu 02-Dec-21 12:21:50

You need a second line at the T for it be positive, unless it's a bad photo I can't see any indication that's positive.

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Sprostongreen21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:22:33

Can’t see a line. Even a faint one

BHX3000 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:24:20

I can’t see anything. If you do another one read it at 15 minutes and then put it in the bin. No reason to check again later as the 15 minutes are already more than what the test actually needs for it to detect properly.

StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:24:25

I can definitely see the faintest colourless line on the T when I look at it against light, can’t capture it on a photo. Doing another one now…..

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StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:28:11

Another one but this is 30 minutes post test

I feel absolutely fine, no symptoms, had booster a week ago

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PrivateHall Thu 02-Dec-21 12:30:33

Hmm I do see a line in that 2nd pic op. Will you have time to get a PCR test result before your flight? I would be inclined to try your best to do so. We just all had tests and results were back for us in about 19 hours.

BHX3000 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:31:03

I see the faintest colourless line on that last photo. Are they 15 or 30 min tests? You shouldn’t be reading them at 30 if they’re 15 min ones.

StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:32:44

Flight is tomorrow 11am. Will need to see if I can get a 30 minute PCR this afternoon.

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StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:33:38

BHX3000 it’s a 15 minute test but the beginning of the faint line was there at 15 minutes, I just managed to get a better photo at 30 minutes.

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StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:34:18

Getting the same faint line on a 2nd LFT. Going for the PCR then 😞

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MalbecandToast Thu 02-Dec-21 12:36:32

Ahhh man that's awful timing! Hope it's negative OP

PurpleDaisies Thu 02-Dec-21 12:37:45

I can’t see the lines but if you can, doing a pcr is the right thing.

TokyoSushi Thu 02-Dec-21 12:38:33

Oh no!! I agree that there's just a whisper of something there sad

gettingolderbutcooler Thu 02-Dec-21 12:40:02

No

INeedNewShoes Thu 02-Dec-21 12:41:49

The flowflex nasal only tests seem to be getting a lot of false positives. There's been a thread on MN this morning about it.

I get a faint colourless line every time I do one of these and have done for weeks/months. I've had various PCRs along the way, all negative and the other type of LFT also comes up completely negative.

I'm wondering whether it's that you can see where 2 different litmus papers cross or whether some people's saliva just always gives a shadow where the test line is.

StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:44:33

You know what, there’s no line on the NHS LFTs but the fit to fly one has the very faint line. I think I agree with INeednewshoes it’s possible that it’s where the paper changes - that’s exactly what my husband said.

The same day PCR where I live is £169, not sure what to do! 😫

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sofakingcool Thu 02-Dec-21 12:45:09

INeedNewShoes

The flowflex nasal only tests seem to be getting a lot of false positives. There's been a thread on MN this morning about it.

I get a faint colourless line every time I do one of these and have done for weeks/months. I've had various PCRs along the way, all negative and the other type of LFT also comes up completely negative.

I'm wondering whether it's that you can see where 2 different litmus papers cross or whether some people's saliva just always gives a shadow where the test line is.


I questioned that on here last week too, whether is there always a colourless line that darkens when Covid is detected

StuckInARug Thu 02-Dec-21 12:45:12

They’re exactly the flowflex nasal only ones

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AdamRyan Thu 02-Dec-21 12:47:19

My DS had lines like that for 2 days before getting a very strong positive LFT and covid symptoms (confirmed by PCR)

PCR results came back very quickly for us (12 hours) so if you get one now on the basis you've had positive LFT it might come back before you go?

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