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Bad batch? (Tests)

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Earlyagain · 24/07/2022 11:56

I bought a pack of 25 tests (flow flex) as heading away for a week with a vulnerable person. Did a test yesterday morning and was clearly negative. Left test on the side and about 2 hours later there was a very faint line (I know you should ignore after X amount of time) repeated test with another one from the box and also found an older but in date NHS pack. Both negative.

Repeated test this morning and the exact same thing happened. What do you think? Bad batch. Negative? Positive? FWIW no symptoms just the odd sneeze!

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Itsnotwhatitlookslike · 24/07/2022 12:41

I have to say I have never had a line appear any time after the 30 mins, and I’ve been testing at least twice a week since LFT first started as I’m NHS.
I’ve even just checked the flowflex in the bathroom bin that I’ve done this week, still no line. I also have someone I visit CEV and would discount the lines you see coming up after time. If you had put it in the bin you wouldn’t have even seen it but I do understand you doubting the results.

As you are with a CEV person (seeing regularly or just one off visiting qualifies) you can order free tests from the NHS site to keep them safe.

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Jules912 · 24/07/2022 14:22

My DS gets faint lines on the flowflex ones about half the time. After getting the first few confirmed as false by PCR ( back when you could) we just ignore them now. His real positive was a lot darker.

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Earlyagain · 24/07/2022 16:36

Thank you both!

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0pheIiaBalls · 25/07/2022 11:07

I test almost daily and this used to happen to me sometimes with the Flowflex ones. DH always used to test positive on them, to the point where there was absolutely no point in him using them.

The NHS ones are far more reliable, I think.

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