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Accurate tester? Evaporation Line? Help...

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Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 21:42:24


New on here so hi!

I have recently done a test using a Sainsburys tester and the result is attached, there is definitely a faint blue line but my concern is that Iv'e heard these type of testers are not too accurate! very confused!

any help much appreciated


Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 21:43:39

Sidge Tue 07-Feb-12 21:44:30

If a positive result is a blue cross then it looks positive to me!

winterland Tue 07-Feb-12 21:46:15

Looks good to me too..

thedevilisinthedetail Tue 07-Feb-12 21:46:40

I had two lines like that, dd week be 3 this month and ds is nearly 1.

I say congratulations!

Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 21:48:28

Thanks, bit nervous as Iv'e read reports that Sainsbury's testers are prone to leaving evaporation lines that look like a positive, hope its not the case!!

Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 21:50:54

thedevilisinthedetail:- thankyou, was it a Sainsbury's or similar blue tester that you used?

Sidge Tue 07-Feb-12 21:55:51

I think evap lines tend to be more grey than blue - try again with a different test in a day or two just to make sure.


justlemonade Tue 07-Feb-12 21:56:11

IMO you're pregnant.

PurpleWithaBlueBun Tue 07-Feb-12 22:02:01

Preggers! Congratulations smile

Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 22:06:39

Thanks for the nice comments xxx Getting very nervous now! will def have to do another test to confirm as have this nagging doubt in back of head !!

Snowboarder Tue 07-Feb-12 22:26:21

Definitely a positive test IMO. I got one just like it and my DS is now 10 mo. Congratulations!!

Snowboarder Tue 07-Feb-12 22:28:21

Ps do a clear blue digital tomorrow if you can get hold of one and put those nagging doubts to rest. There's nothing like having 'Pregnant' spelled out to you!!

Marina01 Tue 07-Feb-12 22:30:59

yes will certainly be doing that! no doubting when the words are in front of you!!

thejoanwilder Wed 08-Feb-12 01:24:20

I found the ones with the crosses to be the worst quality wise, but if a positive = a cross, then congrats smile

lalabaloo Wed 08-Feb-12 07:46:46

That looks very much like a positive to me, if you want more clarification tescos own brand give a nice reassuring line x

Marina01 Wed 08-Feb-12 08:21:58

Did another test this morning and now negative!! this happened to anyone else? very confusing!

Emsgale Wed 08-Feb-12 08:24:21

I personally havnt but maybe see the doctor?x

rightontime Wed 08-Feb-12 16:18:57

I hate to say this hun but looking at the pic I would say that is an evap. I had a similar line on a sainsbury test which was negative. The line must have the same shade of blue along the width of it. Your line is darker on the left which to me suggests evap. Sorry. sad

rightontime Wed 08-Feb-12 16:24:35

FWIW these are the only tests I use now because from previous experience a faint line is a positive and it is almost impossible to get an evap. I will not use any other brand except maybe a clearblue digi but only after a positive result with these.

HettyTurner Wed 08-Feb-12 20:38:25

Did you do the same brand, or a different one? My 5 pregnancy tests sat in the kitchen all look like this now, but when I first did them there was a solid line.

Did the line come up within the time limit? I had an evap line in december where it came up BFN and i left it on the side and later that day there was a faint line.

OhBrotherWhereArtThou Wed 08-Feb-12 20:43:36

Agree completely with rightontime

I have used those tests for a couple of years now, and had two confirmed pregnancies on them. I'm 23 weeks at the minute, and got a faint line at what I now know was only 3 weeks.

They're so cheap I always have a stash! POAS addict blush

Also agree with the other poster about tesco own brand. Good luck!

helenlouisey Wed 08-Feb-12 21:26:51

What brand was the latest test you did ? It's possible this test was less sensitive than the sainsburys test. Id get a first response as very reliable and not heard of too many problems with evap lines and are very sensitive. Best of luck x

OTTMummA Wed 08-Feb-12 22:20:37

just get a clear blue digital, so much easier! hard to take in though, just the word pregnant! no denying that smile good luck!

MrsLK Thu 09-Feb-12 11:09:37

Hi Marina

I sat and stared at my two Sainsbury's tests for hours!

Best advice I can give is definitely use a digital one - I did that two days ago and it finally gave me a definite positive!Phew!

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