Urine pregnancy tests found at your local dollar store are just as good as their pricier counterparts. Many women who are battling infertility can vouch for how expensive the name-brand tests are and that these more affordable tests work just as well. These discount tests may skimp on the fancy packaging and may vary in the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (or hCG, aka the pregnancy hormone) they detect, but other than that there is no difference. Make sure you know how to tell when pregnancy tests are wrong.
Reviewed by Jennifer Lincoln, March 2020