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Confusing test. Horizontal line when should be vertical?
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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 05/08/2022 17:01

I’m so confused by this. Should be a vertical line if positive. Has this happened to anyone? What would you read this test as positive or negative?

Super annoyingly I can’t do another until Monday at least so this is bugging me. If it makes a difference I peed into a cup and dipped the test for the recommended time so it’s not like I’ve peed on the test window accidentally.

Appreciate any advice.

Confusing test. Horizontal line when should be vertical? Confusing test. Horizontal line when should be vertical?
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LilacSky95 · 05/08/2022 17:04

Looks like a manufacturing error, how annoying. I assume they Have got the test strip the wrong way around?

Only way to find out is to do another test! Is there an address on the box you could send the faulty test to and get your money back? Could be a bad batch

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SouperNoodle · 05/08/2022 17:08

Complain to Clear Blue and they'll send you free tests 😂
I'd do another one to be sure as that's an inaccurate one

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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 05/08/2022 17:09

No there’s no address and no website unhelpfully. The box and the test went in the bin at the motorway services as I’m travelling with family and have literally no privacy and no shops to get to until Monday. It was only a cheap one bought in Bodycare.

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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 05/08/2022 17:12

I should have gone with Clear Blue but this is a cheapy Clear and Simple one Blush

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Onlyrainbows · 05/08/2022 17:15

By extrapolation, I would say it's positive (all test that use the cross symbol say that a cross = preggers)

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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 05/08/2022 17:17

@Onlyrainbows it’s just supposed to be a vertical line for pregnant not a cross so I’m thoroughly confused.

I might have to make an elaborate excuse and slip away tonight for another.

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Onlyrainbows · 05/08/2022 17:18

It's not a line test (they might claim it is, but out the wrong type in the plastic)

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namechange7654 · 05/08/2022 17:22

It's not inconceivable that somehow they've put the wrong test in the wrong box, but I'd say it's more likely that there's been a dye run for some reason all the way across the whole test. I wouldn't be getting my hopes up with that test personally (sorry).

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LilacSky95 · 05/08/2022 17:31

Let us know when you do another what the result is, I'm so curious 🤣

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Mamitobe2023 · 05/08/2022 19:09

I've never seen a test like that before! How odd!

I'm curious too!! Keeping fingers crossed for you! Let us know ❤️❤️

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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 05/08/2022 19:42

So after concocting a highly unlikely story about my need for a pharmacy and a quick escape I managed to buy a different brand of test and it’s a negative. Weirdly there’s still a funny horizontal line on this one but way less pronounced, more wishy washy but definitely a negative. I’ll post a pic for reference so if anyone has the same issue and stumbles upon this thread they’ll at least have a reference.

Confusing test. Horizontal line when should be vertical? Confusing test. Horizontal line when should be vertical?
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Onlyrainbows · 05/08/2022 19:49

Wow how odd... I got my son's positive with that one but it was two clear lines!

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