Rexall Pregnancy Test

Since 1903, Rexall branded products have inspired confidence in America. Rexall soda fountain days are all but behind us now. Rexall drug stores seem like a faded memory. Now, however, when you walk into a Dollar General store, you’re greeted by this familiar brand. In the health and beauty aisle, you’ll find many Rexall products, including the Rexall Pregnancy Test.

Rexall Pregnancy Test

Rexall gives you an affordable way to test for pregnancy without compromising quality and accuracy.

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Description of Rexall Pregnancy Test

Dollar General owns the Rexall Trademark and uses its label to distribute the +/- pregnancy test that’s distributed by Inverness Medical, LLC.

Dollar General

Here’s how Dollar General describes the Rexall Pregnancy Test:

“Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test is easy to use and easy to read. Just one step-simply hold the absorbent tip in your urine stream for 5 seconds. Lay the test on a flat surface while it develops, and it will confirm your results in just 2 minutes

  • Test 5 days before missed period
  • Provides early detection of the pregnancy hormone
  • Over 99% Accurate from the day of your expected period
  • Results in just 2 minutes.”

Rexall Pregnancy Test at the FDA

You’ll find the Rexall Pregnancy Test registered with the U.S. FDA as “Dollar General Health +/- One Step Pregnancy Test.” The FDA originally approved the device as the Fact Plus One Step Pregnancy Test.

FDA record showing SPD Development as the "Specification Developer"
FDA lists SPD Development as the “Specification Developer” of the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test.

The FDA approval document for this product predates SPD. It lists the U.S. distributor of the device as Unipath LTD. Originally, the FDA approved this device under the trademark Fact Plus One-Step Pregnancy Test Kit.

Unfortunately, the FDA’s decision summary for this device contains no details of the product’s testing and specifications. You can read the document at the FDA website.

Clinical sensitivity – Rexall Pregnancy Test

CPG Health Contacted SPD American Support to learn more details about the Rexall Pregnancy Test. The company was uncooperative.

We did, however, ascertain that the analytical / clinical sensitivity of the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test is 25 mIU/mL. This means that 100% of women with an HCG concentration of 25 mIU/mL will receive a positive result.

The company would not tell us the HCG cutoff value for this product.

Also, for what it’s worth, we confirmed on May 13, 2021 that the appropriate FDA document number for this product is K042280. The product was originally approved under the device name, “FACT PLUS ONE-STEP PREGNANCY TEST KIT.”

Rexall Pregnancy Test Manufacturing and Distribution

Right now, SPD, the company that owns the Clearblue trademark, distributes the device packaged as the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test. From the SPDspark.com website:

SPD is a joint-venture partnership between Procter & Gamble and ALERE – now a part of the Abbott group

– SPDspark.com

Abbott manufactures the device.

FDA records show that SPD is the “Specification Developer.” The product continues to include Inverness Medical branding, a trademark of Abbott and Alere.

Rexall Pregnancy Test Specifications

Important pregnancy test specifications include:

  • Accuracy.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Ease of use.

Pregnancy Test Accuracy

Rexall Pregnancy Test is over 99% accurate from the day of your missed period.

If you choose to test early with the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test stick, your result will have a lesser chance of being accurate.

HCG Sensitivity

Information about the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test’s sensitivity is not available in FDA filings.

According to a representative of SPD American Support, the HCG sensitivity of the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test is 25 mIU/mL. That representative could not confirm whether this value refers to the device’s “Cut off” or “Clinical / Analytical” sensitivity.

Rexall Ease of use

FDA documents do not provide the usual device and instructions usability testing.

Components of the Rexall Pregnancy Test Pack

If you buy the Rexall Pregnancy Test one-pack, your pregnancy test box will include an instruction leaflet in English and Spanish along with a sealed foil pouch containing your midstream pregnancy test stick.

The Rexall Pregnancy Test 2-pack includes pregnancy test directions in English and Spanish along with two sealed foil pouches, each of which contains a Dollar General Health +/- Pregnancy Test (branded as Rexall).

Where can I buy Rexall Pregnancy Test?

Buy the Rexall Pregnancy Test from your nearby Dollar General store. You may also buy the product from DollarGeneral.com.

Rexall Pregnancy Test Directions

Rexall Pregnancy Test directions come inside the box, although you can read basic instructions on the product’s packaging.

We recommend that you read the directions before you buy it. That way, you can get a better understanding of the product and make a good buying decision.

Rexall Pregnancy Test Instructions in English

As a courtesy, you can read Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test directions in English right here, right now. Click the below image to enlarge it.

Rexall pregnancy test instructions in English
Rexall Pregnancy Test directions in English. Click to enlarge.

Rexall Pregnancy Test Directions in Spanish

The Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test is a bilingual pregnancy test. If Spanish is your primary language, click the below image to read the directions in Spanish.

Rexall Pregnancy Test Directions in Spanish
Rexall Pregnancy Test directions in Spanish. Click to enlarge.

Always read and follow the pregnancy test directions that come with your test. Product specifications and testing procedures may change without notice.

Step-by-step pregnancy test instructions for taking the Rexall Pregnancy Test

If you can’t read the above images, here’s the step by step instructions for Rexall Pregnancy Test:

Before you begin
  • Read all the instructions that come with your test. Have a clock or timer available that shows seconds.
  • IMPORTANT: Check the expiration date on the product’s package and sealed foil packet. Do not use an expired pregnancy test.
  • Use your Rexall Pregnancy Test as early as four days before your expected period. That’s 5 days sooner than waiting for your missed period.
  • Do not point the absorbent tip of your Rexall Pregnancy Test upward. If you do, the test won’t function properly.
How to use the Rexall Pregnancy Test
For midstream use:
  1. Open the pouch immediately before you intend to use your test. Remove the test stick from the pouch and remove the purple cap.
  2. Hold the test by the thumb grip with the absorbent tip pointing down. Don’t point the tip upward at any time during testing.
  3. Place the tip in your urine stream for five seconds. No more, no less. Failure to do this may invalidate your test.
  4. Replace the purple cap over the tip and place your test on a flat surface with the result window facing up. Your result will appear within two minutes.
For cup use
  1. Open the pouch just prior to using your test. Remove the purple cap to expose the test’s absorbent tip.
  2. Urinate into a clean, dry cup. Hold the test stick in your urine sample so that you submerge the entire absorbent tip. Do this for 20 seconds. More or less time may invalidate your test.
  3. Replace the purple cap over the absorbent tip. Lay the test on a flat surface with the result window facing up. Wait at least 2 minutes to read your result (don’t read your result after 10 minutes).

Rexall Pregnancy Test precautions

  • Read all the directions that come with your test before attempting to test for pregnancy.
  • If you use a cup, make sure it’s clean and dry before collecting your urine sample.
  • Never use an expired test.
  • Never point your test upward.
  • Expose the tip of your test stick to urine for exactly the prescribed length of time, not more or less.
  • Never read your result before 2 minutes or after 10 minutes.
  • Use first morning urine if possible. If not, you may test at any time of day.
  • Always place your test on a clean, dry surface as you await your result.
  • Never attempt to reuse a pregnancy test.

Rexall Pregnancy Test FAQ

Many women ask us the following questions about Rexall Pregnancy Test, so we’ve compiled this information as an FAQ.

How does the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test Work?

The pregnancy test uses a chemically-sensitive strip that reacts to the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin in your urine. If you have a sufficient amount of HCG to indicate pregnancy, you receive a plus sign as a positive result.

When can I test with the Rexall Pregnancy Test?

You can use the test as early as four days before your expected period. As noted above, you sacrifice accuracy by testing early, so always re-test for pregnancy on the day of your missed period to confirm your result.

Must I use first morning urine?

You first morning urine usually contains a higher HCG concentration than urine later in the day. If you test early, you should use your first morning urine. Otherwise, you can test at any time. CAUTION: Do not drink large amounts of fluid prior to pregnancy testing. Doing so may cause you to see an inaccurate result.

I have irregular periods, so how do I know I’m testing at the right time?

Perform your test according to your longest recent period. If you’re uncertain, the manufacturer recommends that you test at least 19 days from the day you think that you may have gotten pregnant. If you receive a negative result, test again in 3 days with a fresh test.

How soon can I read my result?

You can read your result after 2 minutes as long as you see a blue line in the oval “Control” window of your test stick. You could see a result in as little as one minute. Disregard your result if you read it after 10 minutes.

What factors can affect my Rexall Pregnancy Test result?

Failure to read directions, fertility drugs that contain HCG, fertility therapies, recent cessation of the contraceptive pill, irregular periods, recent pregnancy, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, menopause, and some rare medical conditions can give you misleading results.

I received an unexpected pregnancy test result. What should I do?

Discuss concerns about your pregnancy and health with a doctor or similar qualified health professional.

What can affect pregnancy test accuracy?

Testing early, improper testing (not following directions),using an expired tests.

I got a positive result. What next?

Contact a qualified healthcare professional for guidance, if you receive a positive pregnancy test result.

I got a negative result, but I think I’m pregnant. What next?

A negative result means that you do not have an elevated concentration of HCG. Test again in 3 days with a fresh test.If you’re still convinced your pregnant, discuss your concerns with a medical professional.

What is Rexall Pregnancy Test accuracy?

Rexall Pregnancy Test is over 99% accurate from the day of your missed period. If you test early, you can expect to lose accuracy.

Symptoms and signs which show that you need to take the Rexall Pregnancy Test

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant or think that you might be pregnant, the Rexall Pregnancy Test is for you.

You, however, need to know what symptoms to look for that indiciate you should take the Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test:

Missed Period

If you don’t start your menstrual period when you’re supposed to, it’s time to check for pregnancy.

Cramping

If you’re experiencing cramps and other discomfort, you might be pregnant. You should test to find out.

Tenderness

Pregnant women produce increased amounts of estrogen and progesterone. The increased blood flow may make your breasts appear larger and feel tender.

Similarly, you might feel numbness or tenderness in your vagina or cervix.

If you’re experiencing this, test for pregnancy.

Can I use Rexall Pregnancy Test to test early?

Rexall Pregnancy Test has a sensitivity rating of 25 mIU/mL. In other words, it does not have a high sensitivity that you’d expect from an early result test.

Still, according to product packaging and Rexall Pregnancy Test directions (see above), you may test up to five days sooner with Rexall. According to Rexall Pregnancy Test packaging, testing 5 days sooner means 4 days before your expected period.

Testing early vs accuracy

Please note that testing early affects the accuracy of your pregnancy test result.

While the Rexall test is over 99% accurate from the day of your expected period, it is less accurate if you test early. The following chart illustrates the effect of early testing on accuracy.

Number of days before expected period.% of pregnant women getting a positive result with Rexall Pregnancy Test
-4 Days53%
-3 Days74%
-2 Days84%
-1 Day87%
Testing early affects Rexall Pregnancy Test accuracy.
How testing early with Rexall Pregnancy Test affects accuracy.
Testing early with Rexall Pregnancy Test affects accuracy.

Other physical changes

Pregnant women tend to feel “different” before they have any visible sign of pregnancy. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be pregnant:

  • Nausea.
  • Food aversions.
  • Exhaustion.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Food cravings.

Failed contraception – OOPS

Perhaps you forgot to take “the pill.” Maybe the condom broke. If your method of contraception didn’t work as expected, you might be pregnant. Test for pregnancy with the Rexall Pregnancy Test.

Pregnancy related Mood issues

Pregnancy may cause a change in your temperament. If you notice this, use a pregnancy test.

What will I need to use Rexall Pregnancy Test?

In-stream testing with Rexall

Rexall Pregnancy Test is a midstream pregnancy test. For this reason, most women will use it by inserting the test’s absorbent tip in the urine stream for 5 seconds (only!).

To test this way, you will need:

  1. A Rexall Pregnancy Test.
  2. Pregnancy Test Directions (See above).
  3. A timer or a watch that displays seconds.
  4. A flat surface on which to place your test after using it.

Cup testing with Rexall Pregnancy Test

If you can’t reach your urine stream or if you prefer to use the test differently, you can collect a urine sample in a clean cup.

Hold the test stick so you submerge the entire absorbent tip in your urine. Continue holding the test for 20 seconds only.

To test this way, you will need:

  1. A clean, dry cup.
  2. A urine sample.
  3. Rexall Pregnancy Test.
  4. Pregnancy test direcitons.
  5. A timer or watch that displays seconds.
  6. A flat surface on which to place your test stick while it develops.

How do I read my Rexall Pregnancy Test result?

Read your test result between two minutes and ten minutes. Do not read your result before two minutes or after ten minutes.

Rexall Positive result

If you see a “plus” sign in the round “result” window and one blue line in the oval “control” window, you have a valid positive pregnancy test result.

Rexall Negative result

If you see a blue line in the oval “Result” window, you have a valid negative pregnancy test result.

Invalid result

If you have performed your test and do not see a blue line in the oval result window, you have an invalid pregnancy test result. Discard the test unit and try testing again with a fresh unit.

Also, if you read your test result too early (sooner than 2 minutes) or too late (later than 10 minutes), you have an invalid result.

How to read your Rexall One Step Pregnancy Test result.
Reading your Rexall Pregnancy Test result.

Rexall Pregnancy Test faint line

It does not matter if one of the lines that makes up the “plus” sign is lighter or darker than the other. Also, the intensity of the blue line in the “control” window does not matter. A faint line is a positive result.

Questions about Rexall Pregnancy Test Results

If you have questions about health, pregnancy or your pregnancy test result, ask them to your doctor (or similar qualified health professional).

CPG Health does not provide medical advice.

Beware of contradictory information

Have you visited a website that contradicts what we say about Rexall Pregnancy Test? Check the facts: CPG Health provides accurate and up-to-date facts about pregnancy tests and pregnancy testing.

I read somewhere else that Rexall is a cassette-based test. Is it a test or a stick?

We are aware of one site that misrepresents the Rexall Pregnancy Test product

The Rexall Pregnancy Test (PT) is a cassette pregnancy test.

https://www.pregnanteve.com/rexall-pregnancy-test/

WRONG.

The Rexall Pregnancy Test is a midstream test stick that works by either inserting its absorbent tip or by placing the tip in a cup with a urine sample.

Take a look for yourself. Check out the Rexall Pregnancy Test on DollarGeneral.com.

The Rexall Pregnancy Test is a test stick. Don't pay attention to websites that say otherwise.
Rexall Pregnancy Test is a test stick designed for in-stream use. Disregard websites such as PregnantEve.com which tell you otherwise.

See? It’s a test stick, not a cassette.

CPG HEALTH gives you the most accurate, complete, and up-to-date information about pregnancy tests.

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CPG Health provides accurate, up-to-date, and relevant pregnancy test information.

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