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.