Monday, June 20, 2011


Answer Brand HPT

I know many of the POASaholics out there (myself included) are thinking to yourself...Finally!

Walgreen's Brand HPT (the dreaded blue dye)

For those of you who are not familiar with the lingo, POAS means Pee On A Stick (A.K.A. a home pregnancy test). Many women are addicted to this process and love to analyze every test.
Equate Brand HPT

Is there a faint second line?  What if I tilt it under the light?  Oooh, maybe I should scan it and invert the colors or tweek the colors.
Answer Brand HPT

Intended parents generally have different feelings on if they want to know about the HPT results or wait the dreaded 2 weeks for the beta test.  It is really personal preference, and most surrogates are very supportive and sensitive to their IPs wishes.

The beta test actually tells the amount of HCG in the bloodstream instead of just confirming the presence of the hormone.  Betas are usually run in a series (each test is spaced by 2 to 3 days).  The amount of the hormone is one component to the test, but the second is the growth of this number.  The general rule of thumb is that the number should double every 48 to 72 hours.

One of the many perks of my job is getting pics of HPTs, I have as much fun analyzing other people's tests as my own.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the pics that I have been sent for your viewing pleasure.  If anyone has any they would like to share, please feel free.

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The King of HPTs, the digital!
Note:  All of the above tests are positive and were confirmed by positive betas.


  1. i miscarried in november. about 3 wks ago i got 6 positive hpts. i keep seeing post about false positives. i used the equate l l blue dye test. what is your opinion on those? my beta comes back in the morning but the anxiety is killing me...

  2. I personally have had good luck with blue dye tests and many of my surrogates have as well. I think 6 positive tests are a great sign, good luck!

  3. i am 5 days late today and i just took an equate preg test. it shows a real clear pic of one blue line, but the other looks like it could be there im not sure, but is there a more accurate test that i can get more visual results?

  4. my result looks like the first equate hpt pic. what should i do i need to know more clearly cause i c a negative result. but im 5 days late last had period feb.6th 20212 my aveg cycle length is 25days.