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PositivelyPOd

PositivelyPOdCentral West, NSW

Horrible indents and false positives

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I've had several false positive FRERs now, and had one yesterday that was actually pink. Had blood test and am 100% not pregnant. Not sure what's going on with FRER but I won't be buying them again.

Purchased in April 2020 at Woolworths for A$27.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Time between missing period and taking testUnder a week
Manasa

ManasaSouth Australia

Perfect! 100% accurate results

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I Highly recommend this product. Easy to use as the instructions were clear. Tested early in a day and the results are quicker than the specified time and clear lines.

Purchased in February 2020.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Sophie T

Sophie TSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Very good

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Detected my pregnancy 8dpo however w a snt confident in the result until 10dpo really happy to know early as I have antiphopholipid syndrome and need to be on medication as soon as I am pregnant

Purchased in April 2020 at Woolworths for A$28.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 2 days
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Ally

AllySouth East Queensland, QLD

False-positive!

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I bought a package and had faint positives over 2 days. Changed to a different package as the first ran out and NO positives just WHITE. So disappointed and in disbelieve, a waste of money!

Purchased in February 2020 at Chemist Warehouse for A$28.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 2 days
ANNA

ANNASouth East Queensland, QLD

Faulty Tests!

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FRER use to be number one on the market!! Not sure why they are giving false positives. I bought a pack of 6+1 ...( trying to conceive later down the track) I know I'm not pregnant as I'm not trying but just wanted to try them out after hearing from a friend she had a false positive? And to my surprise I had a faint positive within 1 minute?! I then used clear blue and it was negative! Did the same thing the next day. FRER giving False positives. So far I've found 3 out of the 7 pack had faint PINK lines. Usually indent/evap lines are Grey in colour. The fact it was pink threw me completely off!

Purchased in March 2020 at Chemist Warehouse.

Regular PeriodsYes
Divia kaura

Divia kauraMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 9 reviews
  • 1 like

False results

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I have used this product about 3-4 times, it never says I am pregnant when I really was and HCG levels were clearly rising. Waste of money. And it's so expensive when you buy it, you expect it to give atleast true results. It's better to use the other pregnancy tests which are more reliable and accurate.

Ease of Use
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Time between missing period and taking testUnder a week
Annoyedcustomer

AnnoyedcustomerWestern District, VIC

Waste of money.

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I have used this product about 50 times, over three months because they continuously give u a positive result and then I’ll get my period... I this time I actually went to the doctor and took the 4 tests in they done blood work and nope not pregnant. Seriously at the price you charge you should be more reliable people are hoping so bad for a baby and these tests just give them false sense of hope!

Purchased in March 2020 at Woolworths for A$28.00.

Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 2 days
Emily L

Emily LSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Early Detection at 10dpo

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I have used these products 5 times currently. Twice to confirm I was not pregnant, and three times to confirm that I was pregnant, and each time, they were correct.

I used mine at 10dpo, and the second line literally appeared with the control line. Thinking it might be false positive as many people have indicated on here, I decided to try again the next day, it appeared even darker, and used 2 other different brands. Both were positive.

I hope that they resolved their false positive problem, as these tests are not cheap, and making us buy another test to confirm against this to ensure we are not celebrating too early.

But for other ladies, this has worked for me and I am hoping their newer batches don't have this issue.

Purchased in January 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 3-6 days
Steph19

Steph19South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

False result. Positives and negatives

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Did 10 tests in total! 1 x 3 pack & 1 x 7 pack. Only to get an array of different results. Some had shadows/indent/white lines, 1 had a (faint but clear) positive line followed by many that had more shadows or absolutely no second line. I’m feeling deflated and absolutely devastated that it has let me down along with my husband who was excited after announcing to him that I got a positive result. So so so cruel. A total waste of my money and emotions. such a joke!

Purchased in February 2020 at Chemist Outlet for A$45.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsNo
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 2 days
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Ashlee K.

Ashlee K.Western Australia

Multiple false positives!

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I bought about 6 boxes of the 7 packs this month because I was SO confused with my results! Multiple tests gave me false positive results. Absolute waste of money!

Purchased in February 2020 at Woolworths for A$25.00.

Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 2 days

False positive

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72 hours of hell.

After taking 4 normal wee tests which all came up negative a friend suggested - a digital test by first response as they were more sensitive. I took it. It came up yes. 48 hours of anxiety attacks and I found out I wasn’t even pregnant by bloods. This test gave me a false negative! Not to be trusted! Imagine if I was trying and I got my hopes up! Looks like I’m not the only one alone, recall your product before you ruin more lives.

Purchased in January 2020 for A$30.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Time between missing period and taking testA few weeks
Willow

Willow

  • 2 reviews

Indent lines and a false positive!

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Indent line is too obvious and I actually got a light pink second line on one test and then got my period. Won’t be buying them again as I can’t trust them now.

Purchased in January 2020 at Woolworths.

Ease of Use
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 1 day
Jessica

JessicaSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Best of the Best

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Always very accurate! Only ones I use now! Picked up mine if it was a healthy pregnancy within 10dpo! Happy happy customer and long time user of pregnancy sticks haha!

Ease of Use
Sophie T

Sophie TCentral West, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Miscarriage

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Reliable

Digital is better in my opinion as you don't need to worry about is there really a line there or am I crazy . Both first response tests detected our early miscarriage. Clear blues did also but they were not as reliable

Purchased in October 2020 at Woolworths for A$29.00.

Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 3-6 days
Anniyah P.

Anniyah P.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 5 reviews

super early detection

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I test earlier like 7-9DPO with cheaper tests like fertility2family I buy in bulk cause I am a poas addict and when I am closer or if I get a faint line on them I use FRER just to double check. I have never had an indent or false positive with either brand . I have no idea why FRER test is getting such bad reviews.

Purchased at Chemist Warehouse.

Ease of Use
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Amy M.

Amy M.Perth, WA

Terrible indent

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Thought it was positive looked pink in the time limit then turned grey turned out to be a really bad indent not the first time it has happened either wont be wasting my money on these anymore

Purchased in August 2020 at Terry White Chemists for A$30.00.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Time between missing period and taking test1-3 days

Horrible! Devastated

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This is the second month in a row, this has shown false positives. I was so convinced that I had blood work done, and it was negative. So I’m spending around $100 on these damn hpts, go to the clinic to confirm, spend another $135 only to be left devastated and an absolute wreck. Been trying for 7 months now and I’m just utterly disappointed in this brand. Will never use again

Purchased for A$21.99.

Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 1 day

Multiple False Positives!!

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Purchased in July 2020.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsNo
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period Not sure
caitlin

caitlin

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Would give it a zero if I could

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Had a false positive. Hurt, emotional and a wreck right now. I have been trying for a year plus and shocked at how common false positives are with this brand. Do not recommend to anyone!

Purchased in July 2020.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenAfter a Missed Period
Time between missing period and taking testUnder a week
Rachel M.

Rachel M.South East Queensland, QLD

Don't work!

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I got a three pack and have used two tests out of it. Absolutely nothing came up on them. I know how to use them because I've used a lot before and I've had a kid. But honestly don't waste your money.

Purchased in June 2020 at Woolworths for A$13.99.

Ease of Use
Regular PeriodsYes
Test TakenBefore an Expected Period
Time between test and expected period 3-6 days
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Questions & Answers

Jackie

Jackieasked

Why do your tests keep showing a second grey line? This happens all the time on my tests with First Response. It gives false hope and is incredibly misleading. Your tests used to be accurate with no trace of a second line if they were negative. I believe you do this to mislead customers so they will buy more of your dodgy tests. FIX YOUR TESTS.

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Honey

Honeyasked

When i usually use these tests first of all liquid comes over the whole result window then a line popped up that is control line. but this time no liquid nd a line popped up immediatly. are the tests defective?

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Megan l

Megan lasked

I’m beginning to notice some symptoms like missed period, mild cramps, nausea, tiredness. I took a first response test and to my surprise a light pink line showed up. Seeming though I’m only 16 I want some advice before telling my mum and causing myself some trouble. I’ve read many have had trouble with False positives so has anyone had any accurate results from this first response test?

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Amd
Amd

First response is my usual go to, though lately l have had a lot of evap lines, if its clearly pink odds are you are pregnant.
l googled indent and evap lines pics for first response l found the pics accurate for what my evaps and indents looked like.
Clear as day pink (it doesnt have to match the control line) most of the time means pregnant.
Thats how it was with my pregnancies.
Good luck, l hope all goes well.

Megan l
Megan l

I’ve seen and researched the difference in lines and it isn’t a faint line it’s just really light pink and definitely isn’t an indent or evaporation. So I can’t help but assume it’s a positive result. I’m going to buy a few different branded tests tomorrow. I took the first response during the day and had already drank loads hence why i think not much hcg was detected. Very scary situation but I hope for the best x

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