My Test Strips have color before they are even used. Does this mean they are bad?

Document ID

Document ID TE508

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
My Test Strips have color before they are even used. Does this mean they are bad?
Summary
Test strip pad has color before use
Answer
No, the pad on Test Strips for many tests such as hardness have color before use. This is normal and does not indicate a quality problem.