With a wide variety of home health testing kits, we can perform all the tests right from the comfort of our home. These are not only convenient because we can use it at home but are also less expensive, time saving and easy to use. These can be found at a local drug store and are also available online.
Some of the home testing kits are:
- HIV testing kit
- Allergy testing kit
- Cholesterol testing kit
- Thyroid testing kit
- STD testing kit
- Blood pressure testing kit
All these testing kits come with instruction manual inside the package that help in understanding the use of these. Step by step instructions are provided on how to administer blood or urine samples. This also includes all the information about that particular health problem and also has instructions in many other languages. However, these over the counter tests now available, like any other medical tests, are not foolproof, therefore it is important to follow up with your doctors to get a proper check up to make sure which tests are necessary.
The first testing kit was home pregnancy testing kit which became popular very soon and there after many other kits were introduced to monitor your blood sugar, HIV, cancer, ovulation, urinary tract infections and many more. Even though these home testing kits are used to test and get results instantaneously, only some of these give u result immediately while some of these kits collect samples and the samples are later on sent to Labs to be further tested. One of the other reason why this has become very popular is because these tests are anonymous. Even though the samples are collected, only a personal identification number is needs to be entered to get the results. There is also a debate that many of these kits are not accurate if not done correctly. but because everyone is eager to determine health problems at early stage these are becoming more and more popular.