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Line in wrong place? Jane Doe83 1 child; North Carolina 43 posts
2nd Jul '11

has anyone gotten a "positive" test from the $1 ones with the line in the wrong place? Its a clear pink line, its just a couple centimeters off

tteb;-) 2 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5095 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Jane Doe83:" has anyone gotten a "positive" test from the $1 ones with the line in the wrong place? Its a clear pink line, its just a couple centimeters off"

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Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6804 posts
2nd Jul '11

That's normal. The test strip can shift from side to side. They're not always in the dead center. If you look ,the control line is probably off as well. If you have a clear pink line, it's positive.

4ever changed [+1] 15 kids; 46082 posts
2nd Jul '11

Simple fix take another test

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18864 posts
2nd Jul '11

Do you ahve a picture and yes it can be off, the test line can be misplaced.

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1381 posts
2nd Jul '11

It depends on where it is. If you take the test apart, theres usually a line at the end where the dye pools. Do you have a picture?

Krististar Sherry Due November 10 (boy); Massachusetts 111 posts
2nd Jul '11

wouldnt rely on a dollar test get a clear blue test or better yet a blood test is best

Amber Mosher 1 child; Rochelle, Illinois 1860 posts
2nd Jul '11

The dollar test worked for me...and I'm 14 and 1/2 weeks.

Laylas Mommy!!!~ 2 kids; Pikeville, Kentucky 1111 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Krististar Sherry:" wouldnt rely on a dollar test get a clear blue test or better yet a blood test is best"


I don't know I took 3 this pregnancy with really really bright lines and I'm due to give birth in just a few weeks. I'd say it was pretty reliable. If I'm really not pregnant something crazy is going on!

Jane Doe83 1 child; North Carolina 43 posts
2nd Jul '11

no picture. I've taken a million of these things and I've never seen this before. Normally I can see antibody strip where the line is supposed to be and I drive myself up the wall trying to decide if there's any color in it or not but this time theres just this line thats off and I don't see an antibody strip anywhere else on the test?

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6804 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Jane Doe83:" no picture. I've taken a million of these things and I've never seen this before. Normally I can see ... [snip!] ... color in it or not but this time theres just this line thats off and I don't see an antibody strip anywhere else on the test?"


I guess I'd have to see a pic to really tell you for sure. You'll probably have to take another test.

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1381 posts
2nd Jul '11

Actually the dollar tests are some of the best out there. I would NEVER buy a bule dye test again. They are so unreliable. On the website I visited when TTC, the consensus (from women who take hundresd of these tests before they get pregnant!) was that the best 2 tests are dollar store and Walmarts Answer test. Answer is by far the best, better than FRER even.

Another one comes 3 kids; Oregon 250 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Michelle [:)]:" Actually the dollar tests are some of the best out there. I would NEVER buy a bule dye test again. They ... [snip!] ... was that the best 2 tests are dollar store and Walmarts Answer test. Answer is by far the best, better than FRER even."


Yup I used the walmart one and the Dollar store one. 20 weeks prego now. I will never use a blue dye or any other brand!

Keysha Rose 2 kids; Montgomery, Alabama 57 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Krististar Sherry:" wouldnt rely on a dollar test get a clear blue test or better yet a blood test is best"


They use those same dollar tests in doctor's offices and health departments. They all work the same, its just more cost effective.

Marissa & Hayleigh! 1 child; Raleigh, North Carolina 2214 posts
2nd Jul '11
Quoting Krististar Sherry:" wouldnt rely on a dollar test get a clear blue test or better yet a blood test is best"


Dollar store tests are equally as effective! I even accidentally took an expired one and it worked lol. 2 dollar store tests, and then I bought a first response. Wish I never wasted the money on the first response, cause when I took a test at the pregnancy clinic they used the same exact dollar store one I did!