Are you in need of a pregnancy test?
Whether you’re starting to feel your first pregnancy symptoms or you simply want to pick up a test quickly, 7-Eleven is a store you may find yourself turning to. And because most 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours, it may be the perfect place to find one regardless of the time of day.
So, you may find yourself wondering – does 7-Eleven sell pregnancy tests and if so, how much will they cost you?
In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!
Does 711 Sell Pregnancy Tests?
Yes. 7-Eleven does sell pregnancy tests within their stores, so you shouldn’t hesitate to pick one up if you are in need of one.
Although the selection of pregnancy tests offered isn’t the greatest, you should find at least one type available to you.
We’ll talk more about the effectiveness of 7-Eleven pregnancy tests later on in this article, so you’ll know whether or not you can feel confident with the results.
What Brands Of Pregnancy Tests Does 7-Eleven Carry?
Currently, 7-Eleven only seems to offer one type of pregnancy test at the majority of their stores – their own 7-Select brand.
This comes in a 2-pack and is $9.99 according to their website.
7-Eleven does not appear to carry well-known brands among parents such as First Response, Equate, or Clear Blue.
Additionally, 7-Eleven does not appear to carry early detection pregnancy tests that can detect pregnancy before your missed period.
Although the selection of pregnancy tests that 7-Eleven offers is quite limited, it’s nice to know that there is still at least one option available to you. Considering that one of the main benefits of 7/11 is its convenience (both in hours and locations), it’s good to know you can get a pregnancy test whenever you need it – even if it’s in the middle of the night!
How Much Do Pregnancy Tests Cost At 7-Eleven?
As noted earlier, the only pregnancy test that 7-Eleven offers – the 7-Select brand, comes in a 2-pack of pregnancy tests for $9.99.
This makes them about $5 a piece, before sales tax.
Unfortunately, this is rather expensive – even well-known brands like First Response are less than half the price when purchasing them in other stores.
Considering that 7-Select is 7-Eleven’s generic private label brand, you are certainly paying a premium for the convenience that 7-Eleven offers.
That being said, if it can save you a trip out to a different store, it may still be worth it!
Are 7-Eleven Pregnancy Tests Effective?
Despite being a generic brand, 7-Eleven’s pregnancy tests are still effective.
While you may certainly want to try a second test if you aren’t feeling confident in the results, 7-Select pregnancy tests are still 99% accurate as long as you take them on the day of your expected, or later.
This is because the amount of hCG in your urine rapidly increases during the first weeks of your pregnancy. Too little, and the pregnancy test will not be able to detect even if you are in fact pregnant.
Although different brands sell ‘early detection’ kits that are more sensitive, 7-Eleven does not offer these at this time.
So, ensure that you’re testing at the proper time, and you should be able to trust the results!
Do All 7-Eleven Stores Carry Pregnancy Tests?
Most 711 stores do indeed sell the 7-Select pregnancy test mentioned earlier.
However, this isn’t the case for all stores.
Between going out of stock or simply not carrying them, it’s possible your location may not have them available.
So, to ensure pregnancy tests are available at your local 7/11, we recommend calling ahead of time to inquire. Use 7-Eleven’s store locator to find the phone number for your local store!
How Do Pregnancy Tests Work, Anyway?
Pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman’s urine. hCG is produced by the placenta and is present in the urine of pregnant women.
Pregnancy tests are available in both urine and blood tests. Urine tests can be done at home with a home pregnancy test kit or at a doctor’s office. Blood tests are usually done at a doctor’s office.
Home pregnancy test kits are available without a prescription at most pharmacies, or at convenience stores like 7-Eleven. They are simple to use and most are more than 99% accurate when used correctly.
To use a home pregnancy test, a woman needs to collect her urine in a cup. She then uses the test kit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The kit contains a test strip that changes color when it comes in contact with hCG.
Most home pregnancy test kits recommend that the test be done first thing in the morning, when the concentration of hCG in the urine is highest.
Thankfully, most 7-Eleven stores sell at least one brand of pregnancy test.
So, if you are in desperate need of one, you should be able to find one available at your local 7-Eleven.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about 7-Eleven’s pregnancy tests, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister