Checking your health levels and looking after your health and wellbeing has never been more front of mind in the UK, especially with the current global pandemic.
More people across the UK are now looking for a health tests at home with online health assessment providers like LetsGetChecked.com, especially older men wanting to test their testosterone levels.
There are a range of tests available to both men and women of all ages which range from general health tests, wellness tests, hormone tests and nutrient deficiencies to name a few.
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How do I get a health test from home?
The following steps to getting a health test at home, from LetsGetChecked.com are
From the moment the test leaves our facility, you will be notified by text message or email and you can track it all the way to your door.
1. Order your health tests
When you order the test you want, it will be shipped to you by next day delivery. The test is anonymised and you are assigned a unique barcode that is linked to only you.
You will be notified by text message or email and you can track your test all the way to delivery.
2. Complete your personal health record
Using the app or website, you’ll then need to complete a quick activation step, whereby you activate your test and answer a number of health related questions on a personalised dashboard.
Your health record is then reviewed in real-time by a LetsGetChecked medical team member and additional support services will be provided to you as needed.
3. Collection kit
You will receive a sample collection kit which when opened, you will complete your details on the inside of the box lid.
After this you’ll need to go to LetsGetChecked.com and activate your kit.
You sample collection kit will contain:
- A self addressed envelope
- A patient ID card
- A blood collection tube
- Wipes, alcotip swabs and a plaster
- 3 x lancets
- A biohazard bag
4. Collecting a blood sample
With your collection kit, read the enclosed instructions which are as follows:
- Wash your hands in warm soapy water which will make it easier to take the blood sample. The best place to get a blood sample is on your 3rd or 4th finger of your non dominant hand.
- Use the provided alcohol swab and clean the selected finger. Then wipe dry with a clean tissue
- Make sure the finger is completely dry before proceeding.
- Prepare your lancet by twisting and removing the blue stick.
- Position the lancet against the rounded end of your finger and press down.
- After piercing the skin on your finger, a small droplet of blood will form. Wipe away the first drop of blood with a clean tissue provided.
- Then take your finger and gently squeeze to help the blood flow into the blood collection tube.
- Make sure you fill the tube to the upper line. If you can’t collect enough blood, use a new lancet on another finger.
- Once the tbe is filled apply the supplied plaster to your finger.
- Place the lid securely and gently turn the tube up and down 5 to 10 times.
- Then place your sample in the supplied biohazard bag and then place the bag back in the testing kit box.
- Package the box in the supplied return envelope and post back.
In your collection kit you will also find a patient ID card. Keep this card safe.
If you receive a positive test you will receive a phone call from a qualified professional.
When your results are ready you can check them online.
5. Your results
Once your sample has been received and processed, a team of doctors will review your results. A member of the nursing team will contact you to deliver your results and discuss the next steps. You will then be provided with advice on lifestyle changes to improve your health and in some cases you may be offered prescriptions.
Your results and health information are personalised on the LetsGetChecked dashboard, so there’s no more waiting for doctors to contact you and never seeing your health information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions around health and wellness when looking for home health tests.
There are over 30 health tests you can get from home using LetsGetChecked.com. Some of the most popular health tests include male hormone test, female hormone tests, diabetes, cholesterol test and more.
The most common health issues in men include high blood pressure, heart disease – which is the leading cause of death in both men and women worldwide – followed by strokes, which is most commonly brought on by high cholesterol and depression. Prostate and lung cancer are also some of the other common health issues in men.
Among the most common health issues in women include heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, PCOS and autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, thyroid issues, lupus and multiple sclerosis