DIY vitamin deficiency tests have been around for a while but did you know you can order home health tests, too?
If you’re too embarrassed to see a doctor or you can’t get to your GP, DIY health tests can help to alleviate your concerns or give you more information to make necessary lifestyle changes.
Online health tests have risen in popularity during 2020 due to lockdowns and self-isolation. It has simply become more challenging to queue up outside a pharmacy. For others, the juggle of work and parenting leaves little time to get to the chemist.
But, as difficult as it may be to leave the house during circumstances like these, it is vital you continue to monitor your health. If you have significant symptoms, you must still speak to a GP on the phone and take advice from a medically trained professional.
Home health tests don’t replace the advice of a trained doctor. What they do help with is the possible early detection of disorders, which could lead to more effective treatment. Often, the earlier a disease is caught, the better the outcome.
Health professionals have now approved and accredited many home health tests for use at home by patients. At Home Health, these fall into a range of categories:
These tests measure a range of levels related to:
There are even online tests to determine DNA and paternity.
Yes, you can trust home health tests from an online pharmacy providing you are buying from a reputable, accredited retailer. It’s therefore important, when ordering home health tests online, that you look into the company’s professional registrations.
For example, at Home Health, we are a registered pharmacy with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) with our own in-house registered superintendent pharmacist.
Home Health is also MHRA Approved. This is the official approval from the Government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which regulates medicines and medical devices in the UK.
With regards to the animal medicines we sell, we are licensed and registered with the Veterinary Medicines Directive’s (VMD) Register of Approved Retailers which is a requirement for retailers of animal medicines.
Look for CE Approval, too. The CE mark shows conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the EU.
Home health tests offer people the opportunity to monitor their health from the comfort and privacy of their own home. An online pharmacy is also a great choice for those who can’t leave the house or get to a high street chemist. Take a look at which tests and medicines you can order online for you and your pets here: Home Health