What does a dried semen stain look like?
On dark colored materials a dried semen stain will appear to be a hard crusty white stain. On white material a dried semen stain may actually appear to be clear and can even sometimes be almost invisible. However a normal cleansing action of the female body can also cause women to have hard crusty white stains in their underwear that have nothing to do with sex too and there is absolutely no way to make visual distinction between the two substances.
Which one of these stains is semen and which one is just a normal vaginal secretion?
Here are examples of the some of the items we receive for testing. As you can see in the vast majority of cases there is no need or reason to use any kind of alternative light source to locate the stain for testing because the stain is clearly visible to the examiner. But without performing the CheckMate test on the substance there is absolutely no way to know if the stain is semen or if it is just a normal vaginal secretion. The last thing you'd want to do is jump to the conclusion that you do know what it is too, and depending on what's going on in your life right now not knowing what the stain is can have a corrosive effect on your life.
How do I know I won't detect myself?
After unprotected sexual intercourse the female body can continue to secrete small amounts of the male partners semen for up to and around 72 hours. As a result the CheckMate instructions state that as the man performing the test you should abstain from having sexual intercourse with the woman being tested for a period of 7 days to insure there is no possibility of detecting yourself.
Will CheckMate work on panty liners?
Yes, CheckMate can detect dried semen stains on any surface and panty liners are just one of the many items that are routinely tested by men.
Is there any way to confirm the test results?
The easiest way to confirm your test results is to test a known control sample. Negative test? Prove it by testing something you know for sure is positive. Positive result? Do the same thing.
What does the shipping box look like?