Nervous about taking the test? Not sure how to read it? Follow this step-by-step guide.
First Response manufactures 3 varieties of home pregnancy tests. One is a digital version and the other 2 are non-digital. When it's taken on or after the day of your missed period, the Rapid Result Test is designed to work within 1 minute. The Early Result Test takes a couple of minutes longer. When you're ready to test, first check the date on the bottom of the box to make sure the test haven't expired. If you're all set, open the box and remove one of the tests from its packaging. The digital test should have a steady clock symbol on its screen. If it doesn't, don't use it. Remove the cap to expose the stick's absorbent tip. Holding the test by its thumb grip with the tip pointing downward and the result window facing away from your body, place the tip in your urine stream for 5 seconds, or collect a sample of your urine in a clean dry container and dip the test stick in it for 5 seconds. Place the stick on a flat surface with the result window facing up. The digital test clock should begin blinking within 30 seconds of it coming in contact with your urine and should display a result in about 3 minutes. The amount of time the non-digital test takes to display a result depends on which one you're using. The Rapid Result Test should work within 1 minute while you should wait 3 minutes before checking the Early Result Pregnancy Test. After the appropriate amount of time has passed, check your results. The digital test is straightforward. When it's finished processing, the screen will either display the word "yes" with a plus sign or "no" with a negative line. The non-digital test will show a single vertical line if the test is negative. If it's positive, you'll see 2 vertical lines in the window. It doesn't matter how faint or dark the lines are. If 2 lines are present, you're pregnant.