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i took a cvs pregnancy test and there was only one line that came up in the window but there was no other line in the control window. what does this mean

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brittnichole15

Asked by brittnichole15 at 5:54 PM on Aug. 11, 2012 in Trying to Conceive

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  • If there is no line in the control window, the test is defective. Buy another test and try again.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:55 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • Yes, but nothing in the control window. That's the purpose of the control window. If there is nothing in the control window, you know the test is defective. That will be in the directions.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:18 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • What she ^ said.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:06 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • the test window had a - but the control window had nothing
    brittnichole15

    Comment by brittnichole15 (original poster) at 6:12 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • Buy a new one. The side to side negative line is just a piece of plastic that shows through when it gets wet. It will show up for everything because nothing from the test actually triggers it. It's just for visual + or -
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:35 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • ^^Depends on the type of test. I liked the ones without the case, the paper strips with two vertical lines.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:42 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • I've probably taken apart 20+ brands of tests. CVS included. I've never seen one where the negative line on the + or - style tests was anything but a piece of plastic. The cartridge tests, the strip tests without the plastic, the vertical line tests...different story, but the + or - tests are basically the same little strip as you get in the others with that negative piece put in for "easy read" results.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:51 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • what are the strips called? and thanks for your advice.!
    brittnichole15

    Comment by brittnichole15 (original poster) at 11:07 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • Buy another test
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 9:20 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

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