New Pregnancy Test Gives a Simple Yes or No Answer
If you?re trying to get pregnant, you know how confusing things can be ? checking fertile signs and dates, timing ?relations? for optimal conception, worrying about caffeine and mercury consumption, and the like. Then, once you?ve passed the agonizing two week period after ovulation, you still might be faced with inconclusive pregnancy test results or a test that didn?t work properly.
First Response has come out with a product that takes the guesswork out of pregnancy tests. The First Response Gold Digital Display Early Result Pregnancy Test features an easy-to-read digital display that will give a potential mom a definitive “Yes” if she is pregnant, and “No” if she is not. The Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test is the first test to feature an electronic ?ready to use? indicator, which confirms that the test is ready to be used.
“A clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response is sure to be a relief for women who are eager to find out if they are pregnant,” says Lisa Masterson, M.D., a Santa Monica-based OB/GYN affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, St. John’s and UCLA/Santa Monica hospitals.
“The indicator showing that the test is working relieves anxiety for women; letting them know an accurate answer is coming soon.”
Contrary to other digital pregnancy tests currently on the market, the First Response Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test uses a new technology that is so sensitive it actually detects two different forms of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), the pregnancy hormone, including the variant hormone that better predicts early pregnancy. The test?s sensitivity makes it possible to detect the presence of just 18 mlU of hCG in urine. In addition, the Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test detects hCG up to five days before a woman’s missed period. The company says that the test is more than 99% accurate from the day of a woman’s expected period at detecting typical pregnancy hormone levels.
According to Janis Biermann, senior vice president of Education and Health Promotion for the March of Dimes, the sooner a woman knows she is pregnant, the sooner she can start a prenatal health regimen. “The earliest days of pregnancy are critical to a baby’s development, and this is the ideal time for women to talk to their doctors, if they haven’t already, about important prenatal health steps such as taking vitamins, exercising, and quitting smoking,” she says.
The First Response Gold Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May of last year, and is scheduled to be available in drug store in early April.