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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Old tests shouldn't really be compared to new tests as the old ones dry and change. Best to compare photos of fresh tests.
    At some point the dye should be leeching from the control line and it's impossible to compare fresh tests a week apart ...
    Clearblue should really be reading 3+ a week after it read 2-3

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    Is it possible you were right on the lower end of 2 weeks and then on the higher end of 3 weeks- hence the same answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    At some point the dye should be leeching from the control line and it's impossible to compare fresh tests a week apart ...
    Clearblue should really be reading 3+ a week after it read 2-3
    It already is leaching. And it depends on the exact levels. Might need a day or two more before going to 3+

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    At some point the dye should be leeching from the control line and it's impossible to compare fresh tests a week apart ...
    Clearblue should really be reading 3+ a week after it read 2-3
    I think what she meant about comparing fresh tests is taking a photo of the fresh test and then a week later taking a photo of that test etc. You are then looking at pictures of the test minutes after it was done instead of comparing a one week old (and fully dried) test to a fresh one.

    OP - Fingers crossed that it was simply to early to click over to 3+ weeks. You may have even missed it by a day! Let us know how you go!

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    Yesterday's blood results came back at 780. My tests still aren't getting darker. I'm losing hope
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    The control line is getting lighter which means the test line is leeching! That's a great sign! Do you know how many days past ovulation you are?

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    When my test line was darker than control it didn't continue to get darker. I saw bubs HB today too. Hope all is fine for you too.

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    I have no idea what dpo I am as we weren't ttc. I'm feeling completely lost and confused with this pregnancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummamegs View Post
    Yesterday's blood results came back at 780. My tests still aren't getting darker. I'm losing hope
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    Hi mummegs. Congratulations on your BFP.

    Your FRER lines are pretty much as strong as they can get! I wouldn't be expecting them to get much darker.

    Here's my recent experience with CBD's... ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1452244396.455710.jpg
    This was taken when my hcg levels would have been around about 7,500. That's an estimate based on bloods taken a few days before and a few days after.
    Now, I can't find where I read this I'm sorry, but apparently CBD says 1-2 weeks when hcg is over 20, 2-3 weeks when hcg is over 200, and 3+ weeks when hcg is over 2000.

    As you can see I know for a fact I was well over 2000 the day I did the above CBD and it didn't say 3+ weeks.

    So, I wouldn't be relying on the conception weeks indicator. Going back and getting another hcg done in a few days (at least 48 hours from the first bloods) will give you more information.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basilmint View Post
    Hi mummegs. Congratulations on your BFP.

    Your FRER lines are pretty much as strong as they can get! I wouldn't be expecting them to get much darker.

    Here's my recent experience with CBD's... Attachment 77289
    This was taken when my hcg levels would have been around about 7,500. That's an estimate based on bloods taken a few days before and a few days after.
    Now, I can't find where I read this I'm sorry, but apparently CBD says 1-2 weeks when hcg is over 20, 2-3 weeks when hcg is over 200, and 3+ weeks when hcg is over 2000.

    As you can see I know for a fact I was well over 2000 the day I did the above CBD and it didn't say 3+ weeks.

    So, I wouldn't be relying on the conception weeks indicator. Going back and getting another hcg done in a few days (at least 48 hours from the first bloods) will give you more information.

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you so much for your response and your reassurance. It's helped ease my mind a little. I've heard some bad reviews about CBD tests so I won't be wasting any more money on them for now. I need to relax and let things go, but it's quite difficult not to over think everything. Thanks again


 

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