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Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test Review

Sainsbury’s is a well-known UK supermarket chain that was founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury. It’s the third biggest supermarket in the country with a market share of just over 15%. In this article we look at a product that can be found in the healthcare section of this supermarket, the Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test.

How Much Is a Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test?

A pack of two of these high street pregnancy tests costs £3.60 at Sainsbury’s, which seems quite a reasonable price. (An equivalent Asda Pregnancy Test costs £3.50.)

We are not sure which company produces the pregnancy tests for Sainsbury’s but we can see from their website that they are made in China and packed in Poland.

How To Use This Pregnancy Test

This type of pregnancy tests in commonly known as a midstream pregnancy test.  This type of test simply requires you to pee on the stick and then wait for the required time for the results.

This test uses a blue, colour code graphic for results. When you use the test, you may see the following:

Single blue line in control window
This means that the test is working correctly. This line should always be present, regardless of whether you are pregnant or not.

A single horizontal line (-) in the test window
This is a minus sign and it indicates a negative results, meaning that you are not pregnant.

A blue plus (+) sign in the test window
The presence of a blue plus sign indicates a positive result, congratulations you are pregnant!

How Accurate Is The Test?

The Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test has an accuracy of over 99% and can be trusted to give reliable results on the day of your expected period and beyond.

When you take the test too early, the accuracy of it is lower.

The level of accuracy increases as hCG increases. The hCG hormone doubles after every 48 hours.

When can you use it?

According to the Sainsbury’s website listing for this product, these pregnancy tests can be used to test up to 4 days before your period is due.

In tests a positive pregnancy results was detected in 87% of women who tested 1 day before their expected period. This figure drops to 84% for those that tested two days before. Women who tested 3 days before had a 74% chance of a correct positive pregnancy test. Results of tests taken 4 days before were just 53% successful in detecting a positive pregnancy.

Are Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Tests any good?

What do you think? We value the opinions of our readers and will publish any feedback you give use. Certainly, many women in the UK use a Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test, with mixed degrees of satisfaction. A forum thread about Sainsbury’s pregnancy tests on mumsnet.com asked, “Are they a load of crap?” What do you think? Contact us to give us your views on the Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test.

Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test Reviews

When we checked the Sainsbury’s website on October 2nd 2020, there were 20 reviews posted for the Sainsbury’s pregnancy test kit. The average rating given by customers was 1.6 out of 5.

There was a flurry of reviews posted in September 2020, mostly from unhappy customers that had received incorrect results after using a Sainsbury’s healthcare test. Of the 7 reviews posted that month, 5 reported that the tests had given them false positives, 1 user reported that they had found the tests had to read and interpret. The other review, was positive though, saying that the result they got had been confirmed when they tested later with a Clearblue Pregnancy Test.

One customer who bought a Sainsbury’s pregnancy test, contacted us directly in October 2020 to share their opinion after using one of the tests.

Kathryn said: I did a Sainsbury’s pregnancy test (25miu) this morning. I did one 4 days ago and it was a definite negative. This mornings came up with a faint blue line indicating I’m pregnant. Wanting to confirm I got out a first response test (Which is 6miu) which was completely negative. So gutted!! Even my partner saw the test and was like “nice, guess we are having a baby” but no. Just another shitty blue dye test Giving a false positive!

Our recommendation – Buy this, not that!

Buy this
Zoom Baby Midstream Pregnancy Test (£1.29)

Not that
Sainsbury’s Pregnancy Test (£1.80)

The Zoom Baby Midstream Pregnancy Test works in exactly the same way as the one you would buy from Sainsbury’s. They are both “pee on a stick” type tests. That’s where the similarity ends though. The Zoom Baby tests costs just £1.29, compared to £1.80 for each supermarket test. This is quite a big difference in price when you are planning on testing daily or hourly. To get maximum value for your money, you should consider buying a batch of tests at once.

Typically, there is no harm in doing this as the Zoom Baby tests typically have a shelf-life up to 2 years. It also means that you can take advantage of the free delivery option which kicks in when you spend £20 or more.

The Zoom Baby pregnancy test is also extra-sensitive. This means that it can be used up to four days before your expected period is due.

Finally, delivery is quick on these Zoom Baby tests. They are normally posted same day using first class mail. The packaging is also very private so nobody will know what you have ordered. Yo can even get them sent to a work address if that us easier.

All in all, the Zoom Baby Midstream Pregnancy Test is excellent value for money.


This post first appeared in December 2019 and has been updated since.
Photo by Zoom Baby
Zoom Baby is a leading supplier of Pregnancy Tests and Ovulation Test Kits


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