Equate Pregnancy Test Horizontal Line

Are you pregnant? You need to know. That’s why you chose Equate. Now, after finishing your test, you see your result. It’s an Equate Pregnancy Test Horizontal Line. What does that mean.

Continue reading and we’ll help you make sense out of your Equate Pregnancy Test result.

Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line

Before we can help you, we need to know which Equate pregnancy test you’ve used. Otherwise, we can’t help you understand your test result. So, continue reading until you see the pregnancy test that matches the one that you’ve used.

Equate Pregnancy Tests

Walmart’s Equate brand offers several pregnancy test devices. Look for the one you’ve used and then we’ll help you understand your Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line.

Equate First Signal One Step Pregnancy Test

Equate First Signal is a cassette-based pregnancy test that comes with a dropper. To use it, you collect a urine sample and then use the dropper to apply a few drops of urine to the device’s test well.

Equate First Signal One Step Pregnancy Test.
Equate First Signal One Step Pregnancy Test

You’ll probably notice right away that Equate’s First Signal Pregnancy Test is the identical device that’s also marketed as the Dollar General Pregnancy Test.

Inverness Medical, LLC repackages and distributes the test under many brand names. Notice the below screenshot from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA records confirm that Equate First Signal is the same device as the Dollar General Pregnancy Test.
Equate First Signal One Step Pregnancy Test is the same device as the Dollar General One Step Pregnancy Test Cassette.

You can also check out the government’s Access GUDID database to gain information about the First Signal Pregnancy Test:

First signal's record at Access GUDID.
Access GUDID has more pregnancy test information.
Equate First Signal device description

The device consists of a cassette with a sample well at one end and the result and control windows in the middle. The test strip runs under the sample well and result/control windows. The user applies 3 drops of urine which migrate via capillary action toward the result and control windows. If hCG is present in the urine it reacts with an anti-HCG-colored particle conjugate to form a colored line in the test region of the strip. A colored line in the control region of the device indicates adequate sample volume and capillary action. Absence of a colored line in the control region indicates an invalid result.”

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/reviews/K032661.pdf
Equate First Signal Pregnancy Test instructions

Before you use your First Signal test from Walmart, you should read and follow the pregnancy test instructions that come with your test.

As a courtesy, you can read the directions below. CAUTION: Product specifications and instructions may change without notice. Always follow the directions that come with your test unit.

First Signal Pregnancy Test directions.
Follow the directions that come with your First Signal One Step Pregnancy Test.
Equate First Signal Pregnancy Test Horizontal Line

To read your First Signal Pregnancy Test result, place the test on a flat surface with the narrow side (bottom edge) facing you.

Now look at your test window, including the “Control” (C) and “Test” (T) sections of your test. If you have an Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line in the “C” section, you have a valid result. If you also have a horizontal line in the “T” section of your test, you have tested positive for pregnancy.

Review the below Pregnancy Test result information to confirm that you’ve correctly read your result.

Equate First Signal pregnancy test results.
Equate First Signal Horizontal lines indicate your result.

Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test

In another article published by CPG Health, we discussed the Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test faint line. We’ll review the product again, here.

Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test
Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test.
Equate Early Result device description

You can use the Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test as early as 5 days before your expected period.

It only takes 2 minutes to get your result.

If you’re pregnant, the earlier you know, the better you can prepare.

Use the comfortable thumb grip on this test to hold its absorbent tip in your urine stream. It’s easy to use and easy to read.

In most cases, this test is over 99% accurate when testing from the day of your expected period. Get fast results from the Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test.

Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test instructions

In our new product sample, the Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test came with English instructions only.

Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test comes with instructions in English.
Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test instructions.
Equate Early result Pregnancy Test horizontal line

To understand the Equate Early Result horizontal line, orient the test stick on a flat surface with the absorbent tip pointed towards you. It should look to you like the below photo:

Point the absorbent tip towards you while keeping your test stick on a flat surface.
Point the absorbent tip towards you.

Now we know that we’re talking about the same Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line.

If, from this perspective, you see a horizontal line in the oval “control” window, that line confirms that you have a valid result.

If, from this perspective, you have a horizontal line in the round “result” window, you have a positivie indication for pregnancy.

Equate One Step Pregnancy Test

Equate One Step Pregnancy Test is a plus-or-minus (+/-) test that gives you a result in the form of a control line and either a plus sign (pregnant) or minus sign (not pregnant).

Equate One Step Pregnancy Test is a +/- test distributed by SPD Diagnostics / Inverness Medical
Equate One Step Pregnancy Test

Being identical to the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test distributed by SPD diagnostics (A consortium that includes Abot, Alere, and Inverness Medical, and others), the test has identitical features, specifications, and instructions.

Equate One Step device description

Althouth Inverness Medical, LLC distributes this test, the FDA lists SPD Diagnostics as its “Specification Developer.” You probably recognize SPD as the owners of the Clearblue Pregnancy Test trademark.

As you can see from the below screenshot from the U.S. FDA, the same +/- pregnancy test is sold under dozens of brand names, including the Rexall Pregnancy Test.

FDA records of the SPD Diagnostics +/- pregnancy test sold by Equate.
Walmart Pregnancy Tests at the FDA.

For unknown reasons, the FDA maintains sketchy records about this pregnancy test stick. If you want, you can read about it in FDA document K042280. In fact the device has a long history with the FDA, being on the market for decades. It was first approved as the Fact plusĀ® test. Since then, the rights to the product has changed hands. However, the product itself has not changed.

Equate One-Step Pregnancy Test is an over-the-counter urine hCG test which is intended for the detection of pregnancy. They indicate the test for use from four days before the expected period.

Clinical sensitivity of the Equate One Step Pregnancy Test is 25 mIU/mL. That means that 100% of pregnant women with HCG at that level will receive a positive result.

We have not received information regarding the cut off sensitivity of the Equate One Step product.

Equate One Step Pregnancy Test instructions
Equate One Step Pregnancy Test instructions.
Equate One Step Pregnancy Test instructions (Click to enlarge).

Equate One Step Pregnancy Test horizontal line

Before we can discuss the horizontal line on your Equate One Step Pregnancy Test, you must orient the test properly.

Keep it on a flat surface with the absorbent tip pointing towards you. You should see it in front of you the same way it looks in the below photo.

Orient the test this way so we can explain to you the horlizontal line.
Equate One Step Pregnancy Test on a flat surface with the tip pointing towards you.

After testing and following instructions, an Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line in the oval “Control” window verifies that your test functions properly.

Meanwhile, an Equate Pregnancy Test horizontal line in the round window means that you might have a faint vertical line as well.

In the round result window, A horizontal line that’s definitely not part of a plus sign is not a valid result. Carefully check to see if a vertical line crisscrosses the horizontal line. If not, discard your test. Test again with a fresh test unit.

Equate Digital Pregnancy Test

Take the guesswork out of reading your pregnancy test results. The Equate Digital Pregnancy Test doesn’t have any horizontal lines to read, so you’re safe from confusion.

Equate Digital Pregnancy Test has no horizontal lines.
Equate Digital Pregnancy Test has no horizontal lines.
Equate Digital Pregnancy Test description

You can read about the Equate Digital Pregnancy Test at the FDA. Look up document #K060128. Please note: The Equate Digitap Pregnancy Test is identical to the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test.

The Clearblue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test is an over-the-counter urine hCG test which is intended for the detection of pregnancy. The test is indicated for use from four days before the expected period.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/reviews/K060128.pdf

Equate Digital has an HCG cut off sensitivity of 9-10 mIU/mL. At this concentration one-half or more of pregnant women will receive a positive result.

The Analytical/Clinical HCG sensitivity for the Equate Digital Pregnancy Test is 25 mIU/mL. At this concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin, 100% of women will receive a positive result.

Equate Digital Pregnancy Test instructions

Follow the directions that come with your pregnancy test device.

Equate Digital Pregnancy Test instructions.
Equate Digital Pregnancy Test directions.
Equate Digital Pregnancy Test horizontal line

The Equate Digital Pregnancy Test gives you a digital “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant” display. You don’t have to worry about a horizontal line.

Look at the below photo to learn how to read your Equate Digital Pregnancy Test results. Also, you’ll see a chart that describes how testing early affects Pregnancy Test accuracy.

Equate Digital Pregnancy Test results and the effects of testing early.
Equate Digital Pregnancy Test results and testing early.

Equate Triple Check Pregnancy Test

Equate offers a package of three different pregnancy tests:

  • Equate One Step Pregnancy Test.
  • Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test.
  • Equate Digital Pregnancy Test.
Equate Triple Check Device Description

A convenience kit consisting of 1 Equate One Step Pregnancy Test, 1 Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test and 1 Equate Digital Yes+ No- Pregnancy Test.

Scroll to the above content to learn about horizontal lines with these Equate Pregnancy Test products.

Equate Triple Test gives you three different ways to test for pregnancy.
Equate Triple Test.

SPD Development Company, Limited distributes the Equate Walmart Triple Test product as the devices’ specification developer. This fact is reflected in the below screenshot from the FDA.

Walmart Triple Test by SPD Diagnostics.
SPD’s Walmart Triple Test at the FDA

A Final Note about Walmart Pregnancy Tests

The same company manufactures and distributes all the Equate Walmart pregnancy tests. They all have the same FDA approval document (K042280). This means that they all have the same features and specifications.

The only difference between the various Walmart Pregnancy Tests is how you read the results and, in the case of First Signal, how you perform the test.

Learn more about Equate Pregnancy Tests

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