JavaScript - Best way to Detect Invalid Date Across Multiple Browsers

I'm trying to figure out if different browsers will return different messages/errors when a string is passed into a date function as per the below example where last[0] = "new visit":

var lastVisit = new Date(last[0]);

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Chrome returns "Invalid Date" but not sure how robust this will be across all browsers if I'm using:

if(lastvisit != "Invalid Date")

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I'm not sure if there is a better way to detect if I got a date format back or an invalid date? I can't do anything about the string being passed. It will happen the initial session a user hits the site.
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Please try...

IF ( isNAN(lastvisit) == False )
894359Author Commented:
I don't think that will work as the date object returns something like this Fri Dec 01 2017 22:01:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
So what you need in return.
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894359Author Commented:
Just trying to find the best way to detect an invalid date.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
JavaScript is very standardized across browsers.  There is no reason to think there will be differences.  Your biggest problem is that the date() function will try to return something that makes sense... even if it doesn't.  On this page you can try all kinds of entries to see what happens.  When I entered '1923', it returned "Sun Dec 31 1922 16:00:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)".
Julian HansenCommented:
This should work.
var dt = new Date('banana');
if (dt.getTime() === dt.getTime()) {
   console.log('Date is valid');
else {
   console.log('Date is invalid');

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You can create a function on the prototype as well
Date.prototype.isValid = function() {
    return this.getTime() === this.getTime();
var dt = new Date('banana');

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894359Author Commented:
Hi Julian,
Wouldn't that always be true since you are comparing the exact same thing or was there a typo???

if (dt.getTime() === dt.getTime())
Julian HansenCommented:
It is one of the things about the invalid Date - getTime when compared to itself does not evaluate to true. Tested back to IE9 and all other browsers.
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