what tests do i buy?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by veganmum2be, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. veganmum2be

    veganmum2be 1 Son two angels.

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    any advice appreciated.

    i've gathered from posts that some tests are more reliable than others.
    when i got my bfp last time i used clear blue (not digi) but i heard there are lots of false positives with these?

    i want to buy ALOT i know i'll be a POAS addict, so cheeper the better, but which ones?

    blue dye red dye?
    found one website selling them for 22p each and they are 25 mIU/ml (no idea what that means!)
    i can buy 80 for well under £20 so VERY tempted! and its red dye gathering from the pic, so thats good?

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  2. destinyfaith

    destinyfaith mammy to taylor mason

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    TTC4No3 Mom of 3

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    The cheap strips have never worked for me (always had negatives with both the ovulation and pregnancy tests) so I def. recommend First Response ones; they're on buy one get one free at Boots atm too so around a tenner for 4 tests if u get the double packs. hth
     
  4. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    Hi!

    I buy the internet cheap tests off ebay...with no1 I used these from CD9 til AF or BFP and with my son I got a very very faint line on one so tested with a First Response CB digi. I continued to use the cheapie tests and the line got darker but not that dark which scared me a bit as I expected it to get really dark! So dont be obssessed by getting dark lines as its down to the amount of dye in the tests.:blush:

    I hated the clear blue blue dye ones and got bad evaps too so think its just personal preference.

    This time round ttc I bought the cheapies again but the last two cycles have had bad evaps off them...last cycle to the point I used a First response and got a flat out neg.

    But I buy the expensive ones when they are buy one get one free at boots lol.

    25 mIU/ml refers to the sensitivity of the test and amount of Hcg required to get a second line. I think shop bought tests are about 25mIU.

    Try www.peeonastick.com I found it helpful for finding out about tests etc.

    Good luck,

    Emma.xx
     
  5. veganmum2be

    veganmum2be 1 Son two angels.

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    thanks for the help, really aprreciated.

    deffinatly want to get myself down to boots! just dont know if i can face seeing all the baby stuff around town!

    i'm probably going to get internet cheepies so i can satisfy my poas urges, but get a few expencive ones to confirm bfp's etc.
    xxxx
     

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