How to read a First Response pregnancy test?

As of 5/12/06, this information is up to date and accurate. If you are unsure if this information is still valid, you should check with the manufacturer. First Response, at the time this article was written, had a stick shape, rounded at one end with the result window located in the center of the test and the absorbent tip at the other end.

To read your test result, wait three minutes after the test is taken. Two pink lines indicates that you are pregnant. One line may be lighter than the other. If you have a positive test, you should make an appointment to visit your health practitioner for his or her diagnosis. A positive test indicates that hCG, a hormone that is made when women are pregnant, has been detected in the urine. Be sure and let your health practitioner know that you have had a positive home pregnancy test.

If the result window shows only one pink line, then no hCG has been detected in your urine. This indicates that you may not be pregnant. First Response is designed to be used up to 4 days before your period is due. If, after a negative test result, you do not start your period within a week, you should re-test with a new test as it is possible that when you first tested there is not enough hCG in your urine to be detected. If you have another negative test and still do not start your period, you should visit your health care practitioner.


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