First Response Rapid Result Pregnancy Test - 2 pack
Whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying to keep from getting pregnant, when you miss your period or think you may be pregnant you want to know as soon as possible if you are pregnant.
Easy to read results in 45 seconds. FIRST RESPONSE™ Rapid Result Pregnancy Test can be used from the first day of your missed period.
How does a home pregnancy test work?
A home pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine. HCG is produced in the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. This hormone then builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days following implantation. Usually HCG can be detected by a home pregnancy test 7-10 days after conception and the further in to the pregnancy you are the higher the levels of HCG in your urine.
How accurate are these tests?
These tests have proved greater than 99% accurate in laboratory and consumer studies.
Tests can be taken at any time of the day. However, we do recommend that you test first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. Do not drink large amounts of fluid in an attempt to increase the volume of urine as this may dilute the urine making HCG more difficult to detect.
What is the difference between home tests and those done by a doctor?
Many doctors and clinics use home pregnancy tests to verify the results, in which case they are exactly the same. Occasionally, some women may be given a blood test, but they aren't very different from home pregnancy tests either. Both types look for the presence of HCG in your body.
What should I do with my results?
If your pregnancy test results are positive, you should consult your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and what steps and precautions should be taken next. In addition, if your test is negative and you still suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results with another home pregnancy test a few days later. If you test too early you may get a negative result because not enough of the HCG hormone has built up in your system.
Can anything affect the results of these tests?
Drinking alcohol, painkillers, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and other common drugs will not affect the result of these tests. Only medicines that contain HCG can produce a false positive result. If you are unsure about your result or your period has still not arrived you should see your doctor for advice.
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