FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test
The FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test has unique patented technology to provide results five days before your missed period.
FIRST RESPONSE® is over 99% accurate at detecting typical pregnancy hormone levels from the day of your expected period.
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So why know earlier?
Knowing sooner allows you to make important decisions when they really count, such as adopting a healthier lifestyle in the critical first stages of your baby’s development. Ultimately, finding out earlier lets you take better care of yourself and your baby – sooner.
How a Pregnancy Tests Works
From the earliest moments of conception, your body is already starting to undergo monumental changes. One of the very first is production of the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), which can be detected in your blood and in your urine.
The amount of hCG in your body increases rapidly. It doubles every 36 to 48 hours as your pregnancy progresses, reaching its peak at eight to ten weeks. Pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG levels in your urine. When a woman’s urine comes in contact with the specially treated strip on a pregnancy test stick, special markers appear within minutes, indicating whether or not hCG, the pregnancy hormone, has been detected.
Some at-home pregnancy tests are unable to detect hCG in urine sooner than the first day of a missed period. Advancements have enabled some at-home pregnancy tests to detect hCG five days before a missed period. The FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test detects hCG in urine five days before your missed period. FIRST RESPONSE® is over 99% accurate at detecting typical pregnancy hormone levels from the day of your expected period.
Pregnancy is truly a life-changing event. Knowing earlier if you are pregnant or not allows you to make important decisions such as adopting healthier lifestyle choices. You can begin taking better care of yourself and your baby sooner, in the critical first stages of your baby’s development.
FIRST RESPONSE® EARLY RESULT PREGNANCY TEST
Instructions and Use
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION IN THIS
LEAFLET BEFORE PERFORMING THE TEST.
- Do not use after the expiration date stamped on the side of the carton.
- Store in a dry place below 86°F (30°C).
- Do not freeze.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- For In Vitro diagnostic use. Not to be taken internally.
The FIRST RESPONSE® test is so sensitive that most pregnant women have enough of the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), to be detected as early as 4 days before their expected period. For example, if you expect your period on the 21st day of the month, you can test as early as the 17th day of the month. You can use the FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test any time of the day. You do not have to use the first morning urine. Generally, however, your first morning urine contains the highest level of the pregnancy hormone.
Reading the result
TWO PINK LINES in the Result Window
One line may be lighter than the otherQ: What do I do if the result is positive (pregnant)?
A: Remember, this test is not intended to replace your doctor‘s diagnosis. A positive (pregnant) test result shows that the pregnancy hormone (hCG) was detected. See your doctor to confirm that you are pregnant.
ONE PINK LINE in the Result WindowQ: What do I do if the result is negative
A: You may not be pregnant, or it may be too early to tell. If you do not get your period within 7 days, you should retest with another FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test. It is possible that you miscalculated the length of your cycle or your urine may not have had enough pregnancy hormone for the FIRST RESPONSE® Test to give a positive result. If you retest and again no hCG is found, and your period still has not started, you should call your doctor.
Questions and Answers
Q: How does the test work?
A: The FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test detects in urine the hormone your body makes during pregnancy: hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). The FIRST RESPONSE® Test is so sensitive that most women have enough hCG to be detected as early as 4 days before their expected period. The amount of pregnancy hormone increases as pregnancy progresses. In clinical testing, FIRST RESPONSE® detected the hormone levels in 69% of women 4 days before their expected period, in 83% of women 3 days before their expected period, in 93% of women 2 days before their expected period, and in 93% of women 1 day before their expected period.
Q: When can I do the test?
A: You can test as early as 4 days before you expect your period. You can use the FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test any time of the day. You don’t have to use first morning urine. Generally, however, your first morning urine contains the highest level of the pregnancy hormone.
Q: How accurate is the test?
A: In studies of the FIRST RESPONSE® Early Result Pregnancy Test with urine samples representative of both pregnant and non-pregnant subjects, laboratory technicians obtained the correct expected result in more than 99%* of the samples, and consumers obtained the correct expected result in 98.4% of the samples.
Q: I have waited longer than 3 minutes, and still there are no lines in the Result Window. Is there anything wrong?
A: Your result should appear within 3 minutes. There should be at least one pink line in the Result Window at 5 minutes to indicate that the test is completed and you have done it correctly. If not, the test is invalid. This could be due to insufficient urine on the Absorbent Tip or not holding the device with the Absorbent Tip pointing downward while replacing the Overcap. You should retest with another device, carefully following all directions.
Q: Will the result change if left standing for a certain period of time?
A: The test result should be read as soon as possible after waiting the 3 minutes. A positive result will last for at least 48 hours. A negative result should not be read after 10 minutes.
Q: Do any drugs or medications affect the test?
A: Only medications containing the pregnancy hormone (hCG) can affect the result (e.g A.P.L1, Pregnyl3 , Profasi 4 and Pergonal 4 ). The test should not be affected by hormone therapies containing Clomiphene citrate (e.g. Clomid 2 , and Serophene 5 ), alcohol, painkillers, antibiotics, or the contraceptive pill.
To increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby, you should consider the following:
- Maintain a well-balanced diet.
- Stop smoking.
From conception through the first three months of pregnancy is the most important time. You need to see your doctor immediately for proper care and nutrition counseling.
WARNING: According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.
Trying to get pregnant…
Many women do not know that their most fertile days are the days leading up to ovulation (when your ovary releases an egg to be fertilized by the sperm). To become pregnant sooner, you should become more familiar with your ovulation cycle.