How much does a pregnancy test cost? Which type is good, and how to use it?

When you suspect that you may be pregnant and want to know the result quickly, a pregnancy test becomes an indispensable tool. But how much does a pregnancy test cost? is a question that many women wonder about. The price can vary depending on the brand, quality, and place of purchase. Below, Doctor Network will provide detailed information for you about the prices of each type and how to use them.


What is a pregnancy test?

A pregnancy test is a diagnostic tool that helps women detect pregnancy through the presence of the HCG hormone in urine. If the result shows two lines, it indicates a positive pregnancy. So, how much does a pregnancy test cost? Currently, the price of a pregnancy test can vary depending on the brand, quality, and place of purchase.

The pregnancy test was first introduced in the United States in 1970 and was initially widely distributed. However, in 1971, the product was banned. It was only approved for sale again in 1977 and has since become popular worldwide.

The pregnancy test is composed of a standard line and a strip containing antibodies that react to the concentration of HCG. The working principle of the pregnancy test is based on a simple principle: inside the test, there is a substance that clearly defines the concentration of HCG in the urine of the pregnant person. When this substance comes into contact with urine, the result display area will show a red/pink line if the HCG concentration is high enough.

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The pregnancy test is the fastest tool for detecting pregnancy


1. Price of pregnancy tests

On the current market, there are many different models and brands of pregnancy tests. Therefore, how much a pregnancy test costs depends on each type, and the price will vary. Two common types of pregnancy tests today are traditional strip tests and electronic tests.

2. Traditional strip tests

– Chip Chips pregnancy test price: ranges from 10,000 to 12,000 VND per test.

– Tellme pregnancy test price: 15,000 VND per test.

– Quick Stick pregnancy test price: ranges from 18,000 to 25,000 VND per test.

– OvumB pregnancy test price: 25,000 VND per test.

– Quick Strip pregnancy test price: ranges from 20,000 to 45,000 VND per test.

Traditional strip pregnancy tests are familiar products to many people due to their affordability, easy accessibility, and relatively simple usage procedure. Additionally, this type of pregnancy test provides quick and reasonably accurate results.

However, due to subjective usage habits, many people may not use them correctly, leading to inaccurate results. Traditional strip pregnancy tests cannot provide results with absolute accuracy and typically achieve about 90% accuracy in use.

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Traditional pregnancy tests are usually more affordable and commonly found on the market

3. Electronic pregnancy tests

– Cyclotest electronic pregnancy test price: ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 VND per test.

– FRG electronic pregnancy test price: 450,000 VND per test.

– Clearblue electronic pregnancy test price: ranges from 400,000 to 595,000 VND per test.

Electronic pregnancy tests, in the form of pens or pens, operate on a principle similar to traditional strip tests. The notable difference is that these tests allow for easier urine sample collection without requiring the use of a urine cup. Additionally, this type of product has higher accuracy, can be reusable (depending on the type), and can be used at any time of the day. Some modern pregnancy tests can even determine the accurate gestational week of the fetus.

Although there is a price difference between traditional strip tests and electronic pregnancy tests, both types of products are highly regarded by healthcare professionals for their accuracy. Moreover, the accuracy of the results also depends significantly on the timing and testing method.

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Electronic pregnancy test pens, capable of accurately determining the gestational age of the fetus, tend to have a higher cost


How to use a standard pregnancy test at home

In practice, using a pregnancy test incorrectly can lead to inaccurate results. Normally, the process of testing with a pregnancy test involves the following basic steps:

Traditional strip test

1. Collect a urine sample in a cup.

2. Open the packaging of the pregnancy test.

3. Hold the pregnancy test so that the arrow points downward.

4. Place the pregnancy test into the cup containing urine, ensuring that the water level does not exceed the arrow.

5. Wait for 2 to 5 minutes before reading the result.

To view and interpret the result, if a pink horizontal line appears on the pregnancy test, it indicates that the testing process is complete. If the second pink line appears under the first line, the result shows that you are pregnant. Conversely, if the second pink line does not appear, the result confirms that you are not pregnant.

Electronic pregnancy test

In reality, the process of using an electronic pen-type pregnancy test is not much different from the traditional strip test. The specific steps are as follows:

1. Open the storage packaging along the guide cut and use it immediately after opening.

2. Place the pregnancy test pen’s head (containing 5 small holes) under the flow of urine for at least 5-10 seconds.

3. Keep the state of the test pen unchanged and close the lid again. Note that you should not shake or use a towel to wipe the

test pen.

4. Wait for about 3-5 minutes before reading the result.


Some notes when using a pregnancy test

  • If your menstrual cycle is unclear, it is recommended to test for pregnancy using a pregnancy test at least 19 days after the last unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • When using a pregnancy test, be patient and wait for a maximum of 10 minutes before reading and analyzing the result displayed on the test.
  • If you drink too much water during the pregnancy test preparation, the concentration of urine may be diluted, reducing the accuracy of the pregnancy test result.
  • When using a pregnancy test, the color display strips may appear as soon as they come into contact with the urine sample. Ensure that the test strip is held in the urine for at least 5 seconds to ensure the accuracy of the test result.
  • Pregnancy test results should be analyzed within 10 minutes after testing, although they can still be reviewed up to 24 hours after the test.

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Drinking too much water can impact the results of a pregnancy test


Doctor Network has answered the question of “how much does a pregnancy test cost?”. We hope that through this article, you have gained more knowledge about using pregnancy tests and the important points to note when using this method to ensure the accuracy of pregnancy detection results. Note that the prices of different types of pregnancy tests may vary by market. Therefore, for accuracy, you should visit pharmacies or the official websites of the products for reference.

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