How to Read a First Response EPT

First Response EPT
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When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG levels in urine up to 5 days before the missed period, making it the pregnancy test of choice for those anxious for the results. Accurate reading of the results of a First Response EPT is simple when you follow these rules.

Lay the pregnancy test on a flat surface with good lighting.

Look at the oval results window. If you see one pink line, the result of your EPT is negative. That means that you are probably not pregnant.

Take the test again in 7 days if your period still has not started. If the test still reads negative, see your gynecologist.

Looking at the oval results window. If you see two pink lines, your results are positive. That means that you're pregnant. Even if one pink line is a faint pink, a second pink line reveals positive levels of hCG.

Make an appointment with an obstetrician or gynecologist immediately if your test reads positive. Pre-natal care is vitally important.

Tips & Warnings

  • The First Response EPT can be found in drug stores, supermarkets and department stores.
  • It is vital that you follow the package instructions perfectly to achieve accurate EPT results.

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