From coronavirus nasal swabs to do-it-yourself STD checks, health brands are recognizing the power of staying indoors - Ethan Jakob Craft
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If you have a Facebook account, you've probably seen more than a few friends and relatives share the results of their Ancestry DNA tests. All you have to do is request the test, swab your cheek, send it back to the lab, and within a matter of days or weeks, you find out exactly where your ancestors were from. Pretty awesome, right? Imagine if having medical tests done were *that* easy. Well, for some tests—such as for certain types of STDs, fertility issues, cancer risks, and sleep problems—it actually is that easy. The only downside? Doctors aren't convinced that all of the tests available for at-home use are necessary, or more importantly, accurate.
It's easy to understand why…
According to experts, it has the potential to do both, so read this before you send in your swab or spit.
Between Dr. Google and the explosion of available at-home medical tests, it's easier than ever to diagnose yourself—with infertility, food allergies, and basically anything else you're concerned about—in the comfort of your own bathroom. But before you crown yourself king of home diagnostics, take a look at which tests are likely to give you some unreliable health verdicts.
It’s easier than ever to skip the doctor and go straight for the at-home test these days, thanks to updated regulations and the technology to match — and for many, it’s the answer to invasive and expensive hospital visits.
Everlywell makes lab testing easy and convenient with at-home collection and digital results in days.
Our at-home health tests were created with one goal in mind: to empower you to take control of your health and provide meaningful, actionable insights.
Since 1996, Home Access has been providing FDA-Approved and doctor recommended laboratory testing services that require just a few drops of self-collected fingerstick blood.
Home Health Testing® is one of the pioneers offering home health test kits on the Internet - we opened our first web site in 1996. Our business philosophy is simple. We offer laboratory quality FDA approved home health tests and home drug test kits at reasonable prices to the consumer.
From assessing your heart health to understanding allergies and more, our tests help you take the first step in answering some of life's most important personal health questions.
Our purpose is to empower people to live longer, happier lives.
MintRx is a Cloud Health Care Company offering telemedicine, custom-compounded prescriptions, thousands of manufactured medications, natural products and at-home lab testing.
At-home tests for wellness, nutrition, fertility, at home test for STDs and more. Get lab results fast. No co-pays or doctor visits required.
TestCountry offers a very wide variety of home testing kits and various laboratory testing services for parents, individuals, non-profit or government organizations and all size businesses.
The Cologuard test result should be interpreted with caution. A positive test result does not confirm the presence of cancer. Patients with a positive test result should be referred for diagnostic colonoscopy. A negative test result does not confirm the absence of cancer.
uBiome uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques, as well as our patented precision sequencing™ process to analyze the microbes in your sample. Test once, or track your microbiome over time – the choice is yours.
We offer several inexpensive, accurate, FDA-cleared drug, alcohol, and tobacco tests that are easy to use in the privacy of your own home. Whether you are trying to prevent drug use, discover possible drug use, stop current use, or just be reassured that a teen is on the right road, home testing will help.
SmartJane™ is the first women’s health screening test to simultaneously check multiple conditions – including HPV, STIs and other vaginal factors – all from one sample.
SpermCheck Fertility is an accurate, affordable and easy-to-use home test for determining your sperm count. Fertility experts estimate that male fertility issues are the culprit in at least 40% of couples who are experiencing difficulty in conceiving, and point to low sperm count as one of the main causes of male sub-fertility and infertility.
Proven quality that is FDA-approved, CLIA-certified, or market proven.
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