Found this article about pregnancy tests....found it interesting
Since the link doesn't work for non members (even though I'm a non member ) I deleted it. Here's the part of the article I found most interesting!
First Response Early Result stood out, having an analytical sensitivity of less than 6.3 mIU/mL. This product can be expected to detect more than 95% of pregnancies on the first day of a missed menstrual period, and evaluators had 100% confidence in positive and negative results using this product. Scantibodies Laboratories Inc., the manufacturer, produces two additional devices, Answer and Answer Quick & Simple, that appear to be similar in design and manufacture to First Response Early Result.
Clearblue Easy Earliest Results was the second most sensitive test in this study, having an analytical sensitivity of 25 mIU/mL. This product would likely detect 80% of pregnancies on the first day of the missed period, and evaluators had 100% confidence in its positive results and 67% in negative results. Clear Plan Easy is a similar product made by the same manufacturers. A digital version of Clearblue Easy Earliest Results has also been introduced. With the digital product the presence of a band is electronically read, rather than a blue line forming that must be visually judged by the user. Consumers may more easily interpret the digital results, and this would increase confidence in negative results, which would address an issue reported here. A digital product may not, however, resolve the problem of lower sensitivity reported in this study.
So the FRER seems WAY more sensitive than we thought!
the link doesn't work if your not a member lovely!
howeveeerrrr I read something about this today, while I was researching the likely hood of my fr not being accurate
Oh how weird....I'm not a member!! I just googled it, found this article and thought I'd share it!! Wow....thanks for pointing out that it doesn't work! I feel sheepish!! I think I'll need to edit my post!
aww I didn't mean to make you feel silly! sorrryyyyyy
I read a similar article yesterday actually, because I couldn't quite believe my FRER! haha
thanks though hun, it does put your mind at ease, my thoughts were "what if it's a dodgy test" haha it wasnt!!
I told you guys FRER was the best.... It just has such a bad antibody strip now that it makes it misleading too... but when its positive, its pretty obvious the times I see people with ACTUAL positives... we just have to learn how to tell the diff between positive and antibody strip and then FRER is really a good test.
Big Hugs, still stalking you hoping to see your BFP this month!
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