The first few weeks of pregnancy are critical to fetal development, so early prenatal care is important for a healthy birth weight and the baby’s survival. The sooner you know you’re pregnant, the sooner you can begin making healthy pregnancy choices for yourself and your baby that include diet, nutrition and limiting your exposure to hazards.
Things to Know About Testing Early...Some pregnant women may not have detectable amounts of the pregnancy hormone in their urine on the day they use the test. The amount of pregnancy hormone increases as the pregnancy progresses. In laboratory testing, FIRST RESPONSE™ detected the pregnancy hormone levels in 76% of pregnant women, 5 days before their expected period; in 96% of pregnant women, 4 days before their expected period; in >99% of pregnant women, 3 days before their expected period; in >99% of pregnant women, 2 days before their expected period; in >99% of pregnant women, 1 day before their expected period; and in >99% of pregnant women, on the day of their expected period.
If you get a positive result, it is advisable to visit your doctor immediately to begin your prenatal care.
Maintain a well-balanced diet, stop smoking, and reduce your intake of alcohol
Read full details and instructions before taking test, leaflet provided in packet
Then, remove test stick from wrapper and take off the Overcap.
Hold stick by Thumb Grip, with the Absorbent Tip pointed down, and the Result Window facing away from body. Place Absorbent Tip into your urine stream for 5 seconds only.
Collect urine in a clean, dry cup. Dip the entire Wide Absorbent Tip into urine for 5 seconds only.
While holding stick with Wide Absorbent Tip pointed down, put Overcap back on. Place stick on a flat, dry surface, Easy Read Result Window facing up.
The pink color moving across the Easy Read Result Window means the test is working.
Wait 3 minutes before reading result.
PREGNANT: Two Pink Lines appear in the Easy Read Result Window. Note: One line may be lighter than the other.
This result shows that the pregnancy hormone (hCG) was detected. Please see your healthcare professional to confirm this result.
NOT PREGNANT: Only One Pink Line appears in the Easy Read Result Window.
CAUTION: Although you may not be pregnant, it could also be too early to tell. For instance, your urine may not have enough of the pregnancy hormone to be detected yet. If you do not get your period within 7 days, retest with another FIRST RESPONSE™ Early Result Pregnancy Test. If you receive another Not Pregnant result and your period still hasn’t started, call your healthcare professional.