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Sunday Morning
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Hi everyone!

This is mainly a question for a friend.

She recently did 4 pregnancy tests. She dipped the sticks into a little bottle with her first morning's urine. But she's being paranoid that she didn't get enough urine in it since she had to tip the bottle over a little to get the urine to reach the absorbent tip.

Am I correct in telling her that if a pregnancy test didn't get enough urine - the control line wouldn't appear either? It would be pretty clear if there wasn't enough urine, correct?

And I'm pretty sure dipping the urine ensured enough of it in the absorbent tip, but she's being paranoid.

The tests came out negative by the way. Super negative. And she took it well over the time she needed to wait to take the pregnancy tests.

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Also to specify - she used 2 regular first response early result tests (the tests using lines), and 2 digital clear blue tests.

Very clear negative results for all of the tests. Clear blue tests said "not pregnant."

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Molias
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She'd really have to refer to the instructions that came with the pregnancy test to know the answer. What you're saying sounds reasonable, but we can't know how much urine any particular test needs to be accurate.

But in general, any time you take four tests and get four negatives, that's a pretty clear sign that you aren't pregnant.

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I mean she said she did dip the stick in the urine for the amount of time needed.
It was in a little bottle that she tipped over a little to dip the tip in it.

I honestly think she did do it properly.

Isn't that the purpose of the control line/window - to illustrate whether or not the test is working?

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It may be easier, honestly, for you to point your friend at this website so she can ask us these questions herself and not filter it through you. =)

And yes, again what you are saying about the control lines makes sense. But the best people to answer questions about specific tests would be the people who make the test, which is why the insert that came with it (or that company's website or phone support line) will be the best thing to reference if there's any question as to if a test was used properly or not.

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