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Warning to TTC Newbies - Blue Dye Tests are Heartbreakers!

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kellyrn9956 Posted: 07-04-2011 9:00 PM

I wanted to post this on here b/c I've been seeing quite a few "Is it +!!!!" questions re: blue dye tests on the boards lately. As a veteran infertile (Indifferent), I would just like to let everyone dye tests are the Devil!!!!!!

It's so tempting, b/c most of the generic and cheaper brands have blue dye. The problem is that evap lines on blue dye tests look just like faint positives - the line is blue. If you get an evap on a pink dye test, it iwll most likely look grayish, not pink. I got a blue dye false + once and it was heartbreaking!!!!

Although FRER tests are mega-expensive, sometimes it's worth the $$$ for the peace of mind...oh - and stick with the older "5 days earlier" FRER...the new "6 days earlier" tests also have evaps and false + reports.

If you have any questions, or want to see reports on sensitivity of tests and false + reports, check out I love that site!

It breaks my heart to see ladies soooo excited, only to be bummed out. Trust me - I felt it when it happened to me, and I don't EVER want it to happen to me again - or to anyone else who desperately wants to be pregnant.

Much love.

Kelly - 29, Kevin - 32-TTC since 2/2009  

December, 2010 - IUI #1 with Clomid/Ovidrel/Prometrium - BFN

January, 2011 -  IUI #2 with Clomid/Ovidrel/POrometrium - BFN

January-May, 2011 - Break from treatment

Mother's Day, 2011 - Natural BFP!

June, 2011 - Missed miscarriage at 8 weeks due to triploidy. D&C on June 6th.

July, 2011 - AF returns after D&C. Cleared to try again. Awaiting IUI in September. Trying on our own til then. In the meantime, scrimping and saving $$$ for IVF!!!!

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alc1113 replied on 07-05-2011 7:08 AM

definitely agree...just wanted to add you can get Answer Early at Walmart for around $8(2 tests in package) and they are reliable!!  the only blue dye I have ever found reliable was CBE, again they are a brand name...the store brand blue dyes are very bad for evaps, I had one on a CVS test before, very frustrating!  Baby DustLuck

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lbm436 replied on 07-05-2011 6:49 PM


Also, you can get 50 Wondfo cheapies (pink dye) on Amazon for less than $10!

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