Medical testing kits test biological samples to diagnose symptoms and conditions. These tests were at one time always performed at a specialist’s office or a lab, but now you can order them online and perform the test yourself — right in your own home.
From STD screenings to allergy tests, you’ll never need to make a special trip to a lab with these common testing kit types.
Some testing kits must be ordered by a doctor; some kits you can order yourself. The good news is that there are plenty of online doctors that can order the tests for you!
Simply order the test. When it arrives in the mail, follow the instructions (you’ll need to take samples of saliva, blood, urine, or other biological materials). Pack the samples in the provided packaging, label appropriately, and mail your kit to the lab.
Most results take a few days to a few weeks to receive.
At-home testing kits allow you to be checked for thousands of genetic biomarkers, vitamin deficiencies, allergies, and more — right from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to worry about making an appointment at a lab, commuting to the appointment, waiting, and finally being tested.