Exploring the Costs - How Much Are Pregnancy Tests?

If you think you might be pregnant, you will want to know for sure. Your first step is taking a pregnancy test.

What price should you pay, and where should you go to get one? Do you need to spend a lot to get an accurate test? Keep reading for more details.

If you are near Findlay, Ohio, you can visit the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County to receive free medical-grade pregnancy testing at your convenience.

What Kinds of Tests Are There?

There are two kinds of pregnancy tests: blood and urine. They both test the level of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone produced early in pregnancy after implantation. 

In typical urine tests, the hCG levels may not be high enough to read until a period has been missed. 

Blood tests can test positive much earlier and with higher accuracy. However, you would need to visit a healthcare provider or a lab for this type of testing, and the costs would vary based on your insurance. They are typically more expensive than a home test.

Online blood tests can sometimes be purchased for less than $50 without insurance but involve visiting a lab and waiting for results a day or more later.

How Much Are Urine Pregnancy Tests?

Anyone can purchase urine pregnancy tests in most grocery and drug stores. The cost varies from less than $1 to around $15 per test.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the quality of tests used at home. The basic difference between tests is their ease of use and ability to deliver early results.

On the low end of the price range, women can purchase a pack of test strips at under $1 for each test. For these, you would take a urine sample in a disposable cup (not included) and dip the test strips. These are not as easy as the ones encased in plastic that you place in a urine stream. 

On the high end of the price range, ClearBlue now offers a digital pregnancy test that can estimate how many weeks pregnant you are from 1 to 3+. This estimation will not be as helpful after three weeks, but it does provide additional information early in pregnancy.

This type of test also claims to deliver pregnancy test results five days before a missed period. Because of all these extra features, such as a digital display, early detection, and a weeks indicator, one of these tests is around $15 or higher, depending on the store.

Other tests may fall somewhere in the middle and typically will include more than one in a pack in case you want to double or triple-check your result.

How Can You Receive a Free Pregnancy Test?

At the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County, our team can provide you with a free pregnancy test. Our tests are 99% accurate. 

We can also provide a free limited obstetric ultrasound if the test is positive. Our team will give you information on all your options.

Contact us today. We are here to help.