Compare Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Test Comparison Chart
  First Response® Rapid Result Pregnancy Test First Response® Early Result Pregnancy Test
Digital No No
Earliest Testing Day of expected period 5 days before expected period
HPT Accuracy Expected Period Day or Later * 99% 99%
Accuracy
1 Day Early
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Accuracy
2 Days Early
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Accuracy
3 Days Early
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Accuracy
4 Days Early
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POAS Yes Yes
PIAC No Yes
Time to Read Results 1 minute 3 minutes
If Pregnant
Test Shows
Two pink lines in the Result Window, even if one line is lighter than the other. 2 pink lines in the Result Window (one may be lighter than the other)
If Not Pregnant
Test Shows
One pink line in the Result Window One Pink line in the Result Window
Time of Day to Test

Is First Morning Urine needed?
Any time of day; first morning urine not required, although it typically has highest pregnancy hormone level. First morning urine is not required: You can use the test at any time of the day.
  First Response® Rapid Result Pregnancy Test First Response® Early Result Pregnancy Test
* Most brand pregnancy tests provide information similar to the following when indicating that the test is 99% accurate if used on the day of expected period or later: "99% accurate at detecting the pregnancy hormone. However, some pregnant women may not have detectable amounts of pregnancy hormone in their urine on the first day of the missed period or may have miscalculated the first day of their period."
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Always refer to the information sheet that comes with your pregnancy test for complete and current usage instructions and product options. Also, your test instructions will likely include information about error conditions; for example, when a line does not appear in the control window.
Last Update: November, 2013

POAS (on a stick) - the pregnancy test is held in urine stream, typically for 5, or more, seconds (check your instructions - each test varies slightly).

PIAC (in a cup) - First, urine sample is collected in clean container; Then test's tip is dipped into it, for several seconds, per test's instructions (each test varies slightly).

Most of today's top brand home pregnancy tests are extremely convenient and can be used either as POAS or PIAC.