First Response Early Results Pregnancy Tests
- Pack of 1 Early Result Pregnancy Test
- Over 99% accurate
- Use as early as 6 days before your period is due
- As accurate as a doctor’s test
- Test earlier than any other home test
- Sent in plain packaging for privacy
- Quick delivery from Zoom Baby
If you need a dependable home pregnancy test that is easy to use and read, you need the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test. The First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test uses innovative patented technology that can detect pregnancy hormones earlier, as early as 6 days before your period.
First response can accurately detect pregnancy hormones 99% of the time from the first day you expect your period.
Benefits to Knowing Earlier
The sooner you know you’re pregnant, the earlier in your baby’s development you can make the important decisions, such as making healthy lifestyle changes that are so critical in the first weeks of pregnancy, or finding a doctor or midwife to attend your pregnancy. Finding out sooner gives you the chance to take better care of both of you.
What Pregnancy Tests Detect
From the moment you conceive a baby, your body begins undergoing a number of physiological changes. The first change is that your body begins to produce human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), the pregnancy hormone. This hormone is detectable in both the blood and urine. Incidentally, many miscarriages are diagnosed when hormone levels do not increase as expected.
Levels of hCG increase very quickly, doubling every 36-48 hours until it hits a peak at around 8-10 weeks. Pregnancy tests work by detecting this hormone in your urine. When a specially treated strip on the test stick comes into contact with a pregnant woman’s urine, special markers appear within a couple of minutes to indicate that the hormone has been detected.
Many at-home pregnancy tests are unable to detect the hormone until it has reached a certain level, usually days after a missed period. Advancements now make it possible to detect hCG at lower levels, as much as five days before a missed period, and with better than 99% accuracy on the first day of the missed period.
Nothing changes your life quite like finding out you’re going to be a mother. Knowing of your pregnancy earlier can help you take better care of yourself, eat healthier, stop smoking, make a doctor’s appointment, and make all the other decisions vital to the health and well-being of your baby, as early in his development as possible.
When to Use the Test
The First Response pregnancy test is sensitive enough to detect pregnancy hormones earlier in the cycle. Up to 4-5 days before most women expect their period to begin. So if you expect your period to start on the 15th of the month, the test can tell you whether or not you’re pregnant as early as the 11th of the month.
Many pregnancy tests are most accurate first thing in the morning, when urine is the most concentrated. The First Response pregnancy test can be used any time of the day, though when testing days before your period is due, early morning urine will give the most accurate results.
Unwrap the test stick and remove the overcap.
Hold the test stick by the grip at the end opposite the absorbent tip. Holding the stick with the absorbent tip pointed down and the results panel away from you, hold the absorbent tip in your urine stream for five seconds. If you prefer, you can collect a urine sample in a clean, dry cup and submerge the absorbent tip in the sample for five seconds. Keep the absorbent tip pointing down while you replace the overcap (the overcap is not necessary for an accurate result, it simply prevent any excess urine from dripping). Lay the stick flat so you can see the result window.
You should soon see a pink color make its way across the window. This shows the test is functioning properly.
Determining the Result
If the result window shows two pink lines, even if one is lighter than the other, the result is positive. This means that pregnancy hormones were detected. The test should not replace a doctor’s diagnosis. A positive test result indicates hCG is present, but you should see a doctor to confirm the result.
If the result window shows only one pink line, the result is negative. This either means that you are not pregnant, or that your hCG levels are not yet high enough to be detected. Wait a week and if you have not started your period, test again with the second First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test in the box. You may have miscalculated your cycle, or it may just be too early. After a week, if you have not started your period and the result is still negative, you need to see your doctor to rule out any other condition that could be affecting your cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does it work?
A: The First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test detects hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), the hormone produced by the body during pregnancy. Levels of this hormone increase rapidly until 8-10 weeks into pregnancy. The First Response Test is able to detect even small amounts of hCG. Most women produce enough of this hormone for the First Response test to detect it up to 4 days before the next expected period. In clinical trials, the test was 69% accurate at detecting pregnancy 4 days before an expected period, 83% accurate 3 days before an expected period, 93% accurate 1-2 days before an expected period, and better than 99% on the first day the women expected to start their periods.
Q: When should I take the test?
A: The test can be done as early as four days before your next period. Though early morning urine is most concentrated and contains the highest levels of the hormone, you can take the test any time of day.
Q: How accurate is it?
A: In testing of the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test with urine samples from both pregnant and non-pregnant participants, trained lab techs saw the expected result more than 99% of the time. Consumers got accurate results 98.4% of the time. In some cases, pregnant women either had hCG levels that were too low to detect on the first day of their missed period, or they may have miscalculated when their period was due to begin.
Q: It’s been more than 3 minutes and I don’t see anything in the result window. What went wrong?
A: You should see a result in about 3 minutes. Five minutes after starting the test, you should be able to see at least one pink line in the result window to show that the test was done correctly and is complete. If no pink lines are present, the test is invalid. The most common causes of not getting a result are: not enough urine was absorbed, or the tip was not pointing down when the cap was replaced. If you get an invalid result, you should retest with a second test, being careful to follow the directions.
Q: Will the result eventually change?
A: Your test should be read as soon after three minutes as possible. A positive result will still be visible after 48 hours. Do not read a negative result after ten minutes.
Q: Can medications or drugs influence the test?
A: Medications containing hCG, such as Pregnyl3 , Profasi 4, or Pergonal 4 can all influence results. Medications containing Clomiphene citrate for hormone therapy should not affect result, nor should alcohol, antibiotics, pain medication, or hormonal contraceptives.
To ensure both your health and the health of your baby, you should not smoke, not drink alcohol, and eat a well-balanced, nutritious diet. The first three months of pregnancy is a crucial time in the development of your baby. You should see a doctor or midwife as soon as possible for prenatal care.
WARNING: The US Surgeon General advises pregnant women to avoid drinking alcohol due to a risk of birth defects.
Trying to Conceive
Many women are unaware of when they are most likely to become pregnant. You are most fertile in the days just before you ovulate, that is, when an egg is released from one of your ovaries to be fertilised. Becoming familiar with your cycles will make it easier to know when you are most likely to conceive. The Zoom Baby Ovulation Test Kit is a one-step test you can take at home to help you predict when you will ovulate. It works by detecting changes in hormone levels, so you can identify your peak fertility and get pregnant easier. The same awareness of your cycles can also be used to help you avoid becoming pregnant.