Asda is a British supermarket chain that was founded in 1949. Its headquarters are in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It is a wholly owned division of Walmart. The company sells it’s own-brand Asda Pregnancy Tests in most stores, alongside tests from brands such as Clearblue and First Response.
How Much Is an Asda Pregnancy Test?
A pack of two of these high street pregnancy tests costs £3.50 at Asda, which is a fairy competitive price for an own-brand test. The equivalent Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test costs £3.60, for example. These tests are described as one step tests that are easy to use and offer results in 3 minutes. Like most pregnancy tests they should be over 99% accurate when used correctly.
Asda advise that this is an early pregnancy test. It can be used as early as 4 days before your period is expected.
These Asda pregnancy tests are manufactured by Ciga Healthcare Limited, a company based in Ballymena. Ciga also manufactures its own tests under the Suresign brand name.
Asda Pregnancy Test Reviews
These pregnancy tests can be bought online at Asda and the website currently has 41 reviews for the product. Even though theses tests are fairly cheap, we would expect them to be reliable. However many of the reviews on the Asda website are negative, some are very scathing indeed.
Some of the reviews on the website report that the Asda tests gave them a false positive result and the use subsequently found out that they were not pregnant by taking another brand of test or visiting the doctor. This was a distressing experience for many.
Other Asda pregnancy test reviews state that the test results came back as negative when in fact they were pregnant. Many reviewers tell how they only found out they were pregnant after using a Clearblue Pregnancy Test to confirm their suspicions.
Some users report that the tests are not easy to read as they deliver faint lines which are difficult to interpret. Many women are not sure if this is a positive result or not.
In 2018, the Independent newspaper reported on the problem of Asda pregnancy tests giving false positive results. The newspaper claimed that Asda had apologised to one customer.
Generally the negative reviews outweigh the positive reviews which is why we cannot recommend these tests. If you are looking for a cheap pregnancy test with proven reliability, we would always suggest you try our own Zoom Baby Midstream Pregnancy Test.
Asda Pregnancy Test Reviews in 2023
We first reviewed Asda Pregnancy Tests in 2019. As with most of our reviews, we do like to go back and update them as things change and products can be updated or altered.
Looking at the Asda website in April 2023 we can see that their pregnancy test is no longer available to order online (We will need to go in store to check if this is the case in the actual shops)
When we first checked in 2020, there were 10 new reviews posted that year. Unfortunately they were all fairly negative. One reviewer said “It’s a shame you can’t give minus ratings” another said ” These should be banned to save women the heartache.”
The biggest complaint seems to be that the tests report false positives, which is always a heartbreaking even for any women who is hoping to get pregnant. One lady said in a review that she carried out a pregnancy tests, just using water, and still got a positive!
In light of current feedback, it would be amiss of us to recommend the Asda Pregnancy test when there are other reliable pregnancy tests available at a similar or cheaper price.
Asda Pregnancy Test Reviews in 2024
In our previous reviews of Asda’s pregnancy test, we highlighted significant concerns over false positives and reliability issues reported by customers. Unfortunately, problems with these pregnancy tests seem to be ongoing based on recent reviews from 2022 to early 2024.
The bulk of over 30 online reviews for Asda’s test in the past 2 years have been decidedly negative. The main complaint continues to be false positive results, which leads to immense emotional distress for women trying to conceive or unexpectedly finding themselves potentially pregnant.
One heart-wrenching review from 29/11/23 describes the “absolute heart break” of a false positive after trying for a baby for over a year. Another on 26/05/23 details the “emotional rollercoaster” of getting excited over her two positive tests, only to have her hopes shattered by follow-up negative tests on other brands.
The trauma appears especially cruel for women who have suffered previous miscarriages or infertility. A reviewer on 22/07/21 writes of her devastation getting a false positive after multiple miscarriages and a neonatal death. She calls the tests “damaging” and emphasises the “pain and heartache” they can cause.
Beyond false positives, some women also report false negatives on Asda’s tests. One reviewer on 09/08/21 even got a negative result before being rushed to the hospital and told she was in fact pregnant there.
Another recurring complaint is faint, difficult to interpret lines on the pregnancy tests. These ambiguous results lead to confusion and uncertainty over whether it’s positive or negative. One woman on 24/02/21 was distraught to find a faint line already present on the test before even using it.
While a minority of reviewers report accurate results, the overwhelming majority over years of reviews highlight false results on Asda’s pregnancy tests. Some ask why these unreliable tests are still being sold in stores, demanding they be removed from shelves.
The emotional impact of false pregnancy test results simply cannot be underestimated. Even women not actively trying to get pregnant describe feelings of confusion, sadness and “heartbreak” when tests erroneously show positive. For those struggling with fertility, the trauma is understandably devastating.
Unfortunately, based on customer feedback, the accuracy and reliability of Asda’s pregnancy test seems highly questionable. We advise women to avoid depending on these tests for an accurate result. Spending a little more on brands like First Response or Clearblue could avoid immense emotional anguish down the line.
Here at Zoom Baby, we understand how vital an accurate, trustworthy pregnancy test is for women in all circumstances. That’s why we’re committed to offering high-quality pregnancy and ovulation tests women can truly rely on for clear, consistent results every time.
So what’s the alternative?
At Zoom Baby we sell pregnancy tests and we would love to be able to supply as many ladies as possible with reliable pregnancy tests at attractive prices.
For those that are working to a tight budget, we always recommend our own Midstream Pregnancy Tests or Cassette Pregnancy Tests. The latter are the same ones used by the NHS, which is a great compliment to their reliability. Both of these types of pregnancy test are actually cheaper to buy online from Zoom Baby than they are when buying supermarket tests such as those from Asda, Sainsbury’s or Tesco. They are also cheaper than Lloyds, Superdrug or Wilko pregnancy tests.
For those who would like a premium, branded pregnancy test, we always recommend First Response or Clearblue pregnancy tests as being the best option. Once again, these branded tests are cheaper to buy at Zoom Baby than they are in the shops.
Zoom Baby Can Also Help You Predict When You Ovulate!
We also offer a variety of ovulation tests which can be useful for couples trying to conceive. By tracking your ovulation, you can better predict your fertility window and increase your chances of getting pregnant. Our ovulation tests are available in strip format, midstream format, and even a digital format which gives clear results with a smiley face.
At Zoom Baby, we understand the importance of reliable, affordable pregnancy and fertility tests. We believe that every woman should have access to the tools they need in order to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. That’s why we are committed to providing high-quality products at prices that won’t break the bank.
So if you’re looking for a pregnancy test or ovulation test, why not give Zoom Baby a try? We offer fast, discreet shipping and our customer service team is always available to answer any questions you may have. Don’t rely on unreliable tests from the supermarket – trust Zoom Baby to provide you with accurate results every time.
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This post first appeared in January 2019 and has been regularly updated since