Asda apologise after woman takes four 'false positive' pregnancy tests

30 July 2018, 14:32

pregnancy tests

By Emma Gritt

The supermarket has apologised after one shopper claimed four of their tests gave her a positive result... but she wasn't pregnant.

Asda have apologised after a customer claimed she was given FOUR false positive results by their own brand pregnancy tests. 

The 25-year-old shopper, known only as Michaela, later admitted she was devastated to find out that she wasn’t pregnant after attending a private scan with her partner. 

She told Plymouth Herald that she took a test as she hadn’t had a period for six weeks. 

This first test, made by Clearblue, came back negative, but after still not having a period decided to do another test. She bought a pack of duo digital Asda pregnancy tests and they both came back positive. 

Michaela said: “I called my partner and he came straight home and we told both of our families. 

It seems lots of women have had misleading results - stock image (Image: Getty)

“I was really excited, I couldn't believe it. "After the excitement died down I kept thinking that I didn't feel pregnant and I had no other symptoms. 

"I said I'd just do another test to put my mind at ease. It was a Clearblue test and it came out negative." 

She then took the other test from her Asda pack, which again was positive. Confused, she bought two more Asda and two more Clearblue tests - the former coming up positive, and the latter negative. 

Michaela added: "My mind was all over the place. I called the doctors and made a midwife appointment. 

I didn't really know what was happening. "I had to wait a week to see the midwife and when I did she said getting a false positive was extremely rare and that there was no point in testing my blood. 

Asda's website reveals other people have had similar issues (Image: ASDA) 

"I came home that night and booked a private scan for the next available one. I booked it for my partners birthday and thought it'd be a nice thing to find out properly on his birthday. 

"Everything started seeming quite positive. 

"When we went to the scan they told me there was absolutely nothing there. No sign of an 11 week pregnancy. It was really embarrassing." 

To add insult to injury, Michaela claims she was treated badly by Asda’s customer service helpline. 

She said: "I spoke to a woman in Leeds. She asked me if I kept the packaging, and when I told her it wasn't something you'd keep as you wee on it, her response was 'You don't wee on the box, do you?' 

"Unless I've got the box, there's nothing they can do." 

It seems that Michaela is just one of dozens of women who claim that Asda’s tests have given them false positive results. 

Examples of negative reviews on Asda's site (Image: ASDA)

A look on Asda’s site reveals the two-pack tests, which retail for £11.50, have just a 2.5 star rating from 26 reviews. 

Some of the negative comments include: “I will never trust these tests again”, and “I come up as pregnant had me worried, went to the doctors and am not!” 

An Asda spokesperson said: "We’re really sorry to hear [Michaela] feels she had a bad experience with us. 

“We want our customers to trust our products and ensure all our pregnancy test comply with strict legislation and all batches are quality tested.

"We will not be issuing a recall on this product."