Pregnancy is a happy time in the lives of some women. While others may find this time not so happy. Either group that you happen to fall in will find both of you taking a pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. One the most popular pregnancy test is the First Response Early Pregnancy Test.
HCG is the chemical that your body will produce if you are pregnant and this is the chemical that the First Response Pregnancy Test is searching for. The First Response Pregnancy test is so sensitive that it can detect HCG as soon as 6 days before you have missed your period. This means that you can take the First Pregnancy Test before you even miss a period to decide whether you are pregnant.
Urine is the testing mechanism for the First Response Pregnancy Test. Using your early morning urine will give you the best response to the test and allow the test to work most accurately. Your early morning urine has the highest levels of the HCG hormone.
Instructions for using the First Response Pregnancy Test
1) Remove the stick from the foil wrapper and take out the overcap on the tip of the stick
2) The stick should be held with a thumb and forefinger grip with the absorbent tip pointed down and the window showing the results should face away from your body. As you urinate, point the absorbent tip in the urine stream for at 5 second only. Make certain you can urinate for at least five seconds before taking the test. Too little urine or too much will affect the test results.
There is an alternative method to testing in your urine stream
1) Collect your urine in a clean dry cup. Put the absorbent tip of the First Response Pregnancy Test in the cup of urine for 5 seconds only.
Continue pointing the absorbent cap down as you remove the stick from the urine (in the cup or the stream). Put the cap on the stick and lay the stick and lay the stick on a flat surface, like a table top. Make certain your result window is facing up.
*if you don’t replace the cap your test results will not be affected
A pink color will typically move across the results window. This is a sign that the test is working.
Allow at least 3 minutes for results to show.
If you have one pink line=NOT PREGNANT
If you have two pink lines=PREGNANT
If you don’t have any lines in the window after 3 minutes you may not have waiting long enough in the urine, 5 seconds, to have enough to test for the HCG hormone or didn’t leave the tip of the stick pointed down. You will need to retest with another First Response Early Pregnancy Test.
A positive result means the test detected the HCG hormone. You should see your medical professional/doctor to confirm the pregnancy test is positive. They will generally take another for certainty.
If the results are negative for pregnancy after taking the First Response Pregnancy test, this means the HCG hormone was not detected. However, it could be too early to tell and your body has not produced enough of the hormone for the pregnancy test to detect it. If you do not get a period within 7 days, take another First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test. You may have miscalculated your cycle or not enough hormones were in your urine to test positive with the first pregnancy test. If the test is negative, but you feel you may be pregnant, see your doctor for more testing or care.
The First Response Early Pregnancy Test is accurate enough to show positive for 68% of the results testing 6 days before the missed period.
Things that can affect the outcome of the pregnancy test that can give you a false positive or negative
- Don’t freeze the test. This also includes leaving the test outside when the weather is below freezing
- Store the pregnancy test in a cool, dry place that is below 86 degrees. Don’t leave the test outside when the temperature is above 86 degrees. For an example, in the car.
Pregnancy tests are for external use only and should be kept out of reach of children.