Skip to main content
Baby Corner logo
Login | Sign Up

Early Pregnancy Tests Reviewed

| 2, September 2010


Early Pregnancy Tests ReviewedFirst Response Early Result Pregnancy Test

First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test uses Polymeric Amplification Technology or PAT. What distinguishes First Response Early Result from other pregnancy tests is that it can be used as early as 6 days before your period is due. For best results, test during the first urination of the day. Hold the test stick in the urine stream for 5 seconds, holding the stick downwards with the result window facing away from your body. Alternately, you may hold the test stick in a clean cup holding the urine, also for five seconds. After three minutes, the results may be read. A positive result is indicated by two pink lines in the result window, while a negative result is indicated by only one line. The test costs around $ 18 for 3 tests.

Clearblue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test

The Clearblue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test detects the pregnancy hormone HCG in the urine and may be used as early as four days before the missed period, or even more accurate results, the day the period is due. It is over 99 percent effective according to the manufacturer. To use the test, hold the test stick with the cap off the absorbent tip in the urine stream. Make sure to keep the rest of the stick dry, and point the tip downwards throughout the testing, or laying flat. Hold in the urine stream for five seconds. The other testing option is to collect the urine in a clean container, and put the absorbent tip in the urine for 20 seconds. The results will be displayed in three minutes, either as Not Pregnant or Pregnant. During the testing, a timer icon will be visible showing the test is working. The Clearblue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test retails for about $ 20 for seven tests.

EPT Digital

The EPT Digital test may be used from the first day of the missed period. To use, place the test stick with the absorbent tip uncapped and pointing downward in the urine flow for 5 seconds. Alternatively, place the uncapped tip of the test stick in a clean container of collected urine for 20 seconds, taking care to keep the tip pointed downwards. Place the stick on a flat surface with the test window showing. The test screen will flash TEST READY approximately 30 seconds after urine is applied to the stick. The results will be displayed as either Pregnant or Not Pregnant within three minutes. A two pack test will sell for around $ 20 for three tests.

Fact Plus Pregnancy Test

The Fact Plus Pregnancy Test can be used up to five days before an expected period, or on the day of the missed period for an accuracy rate of over 99 percent. To use the test, remove the cap from the absorbent tip and place the stick downward in the stream of urine for five seconds. Holding it longer or less time will invalidate the results. You may also place the tip in a container of collected urine, holding it for 20 seconds with the tip pointed downward. Replace the cap and lay on a flat surface with the window facing upwards. The results will show after two minutes, but cannot be judged accurate after 10 minutes. The results will be either one blue line in the control window, which is negative or a blue line in the control window and a plus sign in the result window which means a positive result. The plus sign may be made up of lines of unequal darkness or shades of blue, but still indicate a positive or pregnant reading. Fact Plus Pregnancy Test retails for approximately $ 12 for three tests.

Answer Pregnancy Test

The Answer Pregnancy Test is especially good for women who are not particularly thrilled with the prospect of holding a test stick in their urine flow. It comes with a disposable cup for urine collection. The test stick is then placed into the collected urine for five seconds, then laid flat for two minutes. The results are either positive, indicated by two lines, negative indicated by one line, or invalid and requiring retesting, indicated by no lines. It can be used up to four days before a missed period, but most accurate results can be obtained by using on the first day of the missed period. The test costs about $ 16 for two tests.

Related Articles

Interpreting Home Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests: Timing and Results

hCG Hormone in Pregnancy

When To Take A Pregnancy Test

Q&A: Could My Pregnancy Test Be Wrong?


Be the first to add your comment, or ask a question.

Add Comment

You are commenting as .

Pregnancy Week by Week Personalized For You
See how your baby grows each week throughout your pregnancy with advice and tips for what to expect.

Enter Your Due Date

Pregnancy Week by Week

Not sure of your due date? Find out with our due date calculator.

New Today at Baby Corner

Pregnancy Community