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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cost

Medication Cost

IUI can be performed with or without ovulation induction medications. Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or Femara (letrozole) tablets and/or follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) injections are commonly used.

Approximate drug costs:

  • Clomid- $1.00- $2.00 per tablet. Five to fifteen tablets depending on the protocol.
  • Femara- $2.00- $4.00 per tablet. Five to ten tablets depending on the protocol.
  • Bravelle, Gonal-F, Follistim, etc. (FSH) - $45.00- $65.00 per 75 IU vial. Six to twelve vials are usually needed for an estimated cost of $300.00- $600.00.

Cycle Monitoring Costs

Home urinary ovulation predictor kits (OPK’s) are used to determine the best time for the insemination. Kits can be purchased at any pharmacy or grocery store without a prescription. We have good results with the “Clear Blue Easy Digital Ovulation Test”, which costs approximately $5.00 per day. We don’t recommend the “Clear Blue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test” kit.

Some women have questionable results with home ovulation kits and estradiol and progesterone blood tests may be needed to determine if ovulation occurred. Ovulation predictor kits don’t pick up any trace of the surge in 5-10% of women. In these cases, we often do daily blood draws to detect the LH surge and use ultrasound to monitor the follicles. hCG may be given to stimulate ovulation.

IUI Cycle Cost Using Oral Medications

Costs are based on cash prices with no insurance coverage. Patients with insurance coverage are responsible for their co-pay at the time of service. Prices are subject to change.

Basic Cycle

  • IUI with home urinary ovulation predictor kits- $5 per day with 5-10 tests needed. Average total cost $30.
  • Oral medications- $10-$50.
  • Evaluation and management- $57.
  • Sperm preparation and insemination- $403.

Estimated total cost- $550

Basic Cycle Requiring Daily LH Blood Draws*

  • Daily LH blood draws starting on physician-directed cycle day- Estimated total $345.
  • Ovulation predictor kits- $30.
  • Oral medications- $10-$50.
  • Sperm preparation and insemination- $403..
  • Evaluation and management $67.

Estimated total cost- $895

*Needed by 5-10% of patients with negative or unpredictable OPK results.

Basic IUI Requiring Home OPKs & Blood Work

  • Luteinizing hormone blood test- $47.
  • Estradiol hormone blood test- $76.
  • Progesterone blood test- $43.
  • Venipucture fee- $22.
  • Ultrasound-limited follicle scan- $205.
  • Ovulation predictor kits- $30.
  • Oral medications- $10-$50.
  • Sperm preparation and insemination- $403.
  • Evaluation and management $67.

Estimated total cost- $943

Comprehensive IUI

IUI with ultrasound monitoring and blood work.

  • Three limited ultrasound follicle scans- $205/each- $615.
  • Sperm preparation and insemination- $403.
  • Ovulation predictor kits- $30.
  • Oral medications- $10-$50.
  • Hormone testing (E2, P4 and LH) estimate 3 tests- $564.
  • Evaluation and management (estimate 3)-$201.

Estimated total $1,863

IUI Costs when Using Oral Medications and FSH

Ovulation Enhancement with Follicle Ultrasounds

IUI with ultrasound monitoring usually starting on cycle day 12.

  • Sperm preparation and insemination- $403.
  • Ovulation predictor kits- $30.
  • Oral medications- $10-$50.
  • Injectable FSH- $420 (more may be required).
  • Two ultrasound follicle scans- $410.
  • Evaluation and management (estimate 2)- $134.

Estimated total $1,445

Ovulation Enhancement with Baseline and Follicle Ultrasounds

IUI with ultrasound follicle monitoring.

  • Sperm preparation and inseminations- $403.
  • Ovulation predictor kits- $25.
  • Oral medications- $10-$30.
  • Injectable FSH- $420 (more may be required).
  • Ultrasound baseline follicle scan- $323.
  • Two ultrasound follicle scans- $410.
  • Evaluation and management (estimate 3)- $134..

Estimated total $1,745

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