Bed Bug Blue Test - Real or Fake?

Asked June 11, 2020, 9:44 PM EDT

Is the "Bed Bug Blue" fecal matter test legitimate? If so, how does it work? Where can I find information about its sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value, and positive predictive value for active and/or resolved bedbug activity? Here's a link to the test's registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7727734.PN.&OS=PN/7727734&RS=PN/7727734

https://www.bedbugsupply.com/Bed-Bug-Blue-Fecal-Matter-Test-Kit_p_175.html

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

We are not familiar with this test and have no information about it.

You might try the Maryland state offices that license pest control operators.

Ellen