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EARLY RESULT PREGNANCY TEST

Get answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Result Pregnancy Test by selecting from our list below. If your question isn't listed here, you can contact our First Response Advice line here.

Why can I test earlier with the
First Response Pregnancy Test than with any other pregnancy test?

First Response has ultra-sensitive technology that can detect really small amounts of the pregnancy hormone. That means you could get the answer with First Response 1 day before any other pregnancy test.

If you choose to test early and the result is negative, you may not be pregnant or it may be too early to tell because your urine does not have enough hCG for the test to give a positive result. If you do not get your period within seven days, you should retest with another First Response Early Pregnancy Test.

When can I do the test?

You can use the First Response Early Pregnancy Test any time of the day, up to five days before the day your period is due. You don't have to use first morning urine. Generally, however, your first morning urine contains the highest level of the pregnancy hormone.

How accurate is the test?

First Response has ultra-sensitive technology that can detect really small amounts of the pregnancy hormone. That means you could get the answer with First Response 1 day before any other pregnancy test.

How do I do the test?

Diagram of pregnancy test

The First Response Early Pregnancy Test is simple to perform - just hold the test stick in your urine stream for a few seconds and you will soon see the pink colour moving across the Result Window to indicate that the test is working. After 3 minutes, you can read your result. Follow the full instructions enclosed in the pack before carrying out the test.

Explanation of test results

How do I know if I am pregnant or not?

The First Response Early Pregnancy Test has an easy to read test stick - two pink lines in the Result Window means you are pregnant, one pink line means you are not pregnant. The appearance of a second line, which maybe lighter than the other, is a positive result.

What do I do if the result is positive?

A positive (pregnant) test result shows that the pregnancy hormone (hCG) was detected. You should visit your doctor to discuss all aspects of pregnancy and healthcare.

What do I do if the result is negative?

You may not be pregnant, or it may be too early to tell. If you do not get your period within seven days, you should retest with another First Response Early Pregnancy Test. It is possible that either you miscalculated the length of your cycle or your urine may not have had enough pregnancy hormone for the test to give a positive result. If you retest and again no hCG is found, and your period still has not started, you should consult your doctor.

Will the result change if left standing for a certain period of time?

The test should be read as soon as possible after waiting the three minutes. A positive result will last for at least 48 hours. However, a negative result may not last and should not be read after 10 minutes.

Do any medications or alcohol affect the test?

Only medications that contain the pregnancy hormone (hCG) affect the result (for example, Pregnyl+++ and Pergonal++). This test should not be affected by hormone therapies containing clomiphene citrate (for example, Clomid+), alcohol, painkillers, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill.

+++ Pregnyl is a registered trademark of Organon, Inc.
++ Pergonal is a registered trademark used by Serona Laboratories Inc.
+ Clomid is a registered trademark of Hoechst Marion Roussel.

I have been trying to become pregnant for some time. Is there any way I can increase my chances for conception?

The First Response Ovulation Test detects the sudden surge of luteinising hormone (one of your 'fertility hormones') that indicates ovulation (the release of the egg) should occur within 24 to 36 hours. This simple urine test finds the 2 days you are most likely to become pregnant, giving you time to plan, thereby maximising your chances of conception.

To increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby, you should consider the following:

  • Maintain a well balanced diet
  • Stop smoking
  • AVOID alcohol consumption

I have waited longer than three minutes, and still there are no lines in the Result Window. Is there anything wrong?

Your result should appear within three minutes. There should be at least one pink line in the Result Window at three minutes to indicate that the test is completed and you have done it correctly. If not, the test in 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 the instructions.

Who should I contact if have more questions?

For further information, or advice on using the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, contact the First Response Advice Line at Church & Dwight UK Ltd between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday – Friday, on 0800 121 6080.

From outside the UK call +44 1303 221 906