I recently took two Equate Early Result pregnancy tests and I’m a bit confused about the results.
For this particular test, a “pregnant” result is when a vertical blue line shows up in both the control window and the result window. With both tests I never saw this vertical line.
However, with the first test there was a lot of horizontal streaking in the result window (I think I may have managed to splash urine onto the control window with this one, which may have caused this). With the second test, there again wasn't any vertical line, but instead two very, very faint horizontal lines in the result window. The instructions that came with the tests say that the line in the result window must run in the same direction as the line in the control window in order to have a “pregnant” result.
Are these tests defective? Are these results actually negatives? I’m planning on retesting with a different brand just to be safe, but I’d like to know what’s going on here.
Note: It’s been over 4 weeks since I last had sex and I tested first thing in the morning both times.