Home Health Testing
NowPatient provides a selection of at-home medical diagnostic tests. These tests cover a range of biomarkers that can give you insights into your risks to certain medical conditions.
Biomarkers can be useful for checking your risks to many conditions. Popular tests include Heart Health, Liver Health, Sexual Health, Kidney Health, Metabolic Health, Testosterone, and Vitamin D. Your results can be shared with our prescribing clinicians for treatment or alternatively with your doctor.
How does the Home Health Testing service work?
Navigate to the Home Health Testing feature on the NowPatient app
Select the test required and place your order
The test kit will then be delivered directly to your nominated address
Take your sample
This may be a simple finger prick blood sample or a mouth swab. The kit we send you will provide you with clear instructions
Post the sample back to our laboratory using the secure pre-paid envelope provided
Your results are locked
When we have processed your results, they will appear locked in your ‘my documents’ section of the NowPatient app. You will then be notified to book a virtual consultation with one of our qualified clinicians
Your results are ready
Results are only released after the virtual consultation and can now be downloaded and shared with your doctor
What tests do you provide?
Information about the test
Liver Function (LFT) – DL1
If you are concerned about how drinking alcohol, being overweight, or other factors in your life may affect your liver function, our Liver Blood Test kits can help you to make changes to your lifestyle. The Liver function test is an easy and convenient at-home finger-prick blood test kit, used to check for liver enzymes, such as alanine transferase (ALT) and gamma GT (GGT), and to measure your liver function for any signs of inflammation. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours before taking the test. You do not need to fast before the test, but avoid fatty foods for at least eight hours before the test.
Kidney Function (Urea and Electrolytes (U/E))
If you have been diagnosed with kidney disease and want to monitor your kidney function, are in a high-risk group, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or you simply want to check your kidney function as part of a general health check-up, our easy to use kidney function test is available. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours before using the test.
Vitamin D (VITD)
Vitamin D is essential for maintaining strong bones, your immune system, and regulating mood. If you lack energy, often feel rundown or tired, are over the age of 65, spend most of your time indoors, or have dark skin, you may be more likely to have low vitamin D. Use our easy and convenient finger-prick blood test to check your vitamin D levels at home. Take this test before taking any other medications, vitamin or mineral supplements, and avoid taking biotin supplements for two days before the test.
Testosterone affects sex drive (libido), muscle mass, strength, healthy bones, energy levels, fertility, and mood. Your testosterone levels can be affected by alcohol consumption, stress, and even exercise. Low testosterone levels can cause low sex drive and low mood. Testosterone levels also naturally decrease in both men and women with age. Use our easy and convenient home testosterone finger-prick blood test kit to measure your testosterone levels.
Take your sample before 10 am. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test.
Lipid Profile (LIPP)
Cholesterol, also known as a lipid, is a fatty substance in your blood. It helps to make sure your cells work correctly, as well as make vitamin D and vital hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. Too much cholesterol, however, causes hypercholesterolemia, which increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. High cholesterol is usually caused by lifestyle factors such as eating too much fatty food and not exercising enough. Other factors can however also increase your risk. These include a thyroid condition, diabetes, and a family history of high cholesterol.
Our at-home finger-prick Cholesterol Blood Test can help check your blood levels of total cholesterol, good and bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides, allowing you to take the appropriate steps to reduce your cholesterol levels. Be aware, that cholesterol levels are only one part of your heart health. You may still be at an increased risk of heart disease, even with healthy cholesterol levels, if you have other risk factors. Other medications such as steroids, diuretics, and beta blockers may also lead to falsely raised cholesterol levels.
Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are too high. You may be at an increased risk of diabetes if you have a poor diet, lead a sedentary lifestyle, have a family history, or are pregnant. You may wish to do a diabetes test if you have a family member with type 2 diabetes or if you have any symptoms of type 2 diabetes, such as:
Increased hunger, thirst, or urination
Sores that heal slowly
The Diabetes Blood Test is an easy and convenient to use finger-prick test, used to diagnose type 2 diabetes by measuring how much sugar is attached to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells. Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a long-term measure of sugar levels in your blood and gives a good indication of average sugar levels in your blood over a 3-month period.
Syphilis IgG IgM (SERJ)
Syphilis is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It is spread through sexual contact and can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Our Syphilis Blood Test looks for IgG and IgM antibodies in your blood to confirm a past or current syphilis infection. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both STIs (sexually transmitted infections) caused by chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea include an unusual discharge from the penis or vagina or burning when you urinate. If you have had unprotected sex and want to test for these common STIs in the privacy of your home, then this is the test for you. Tests are most accurate if you test for chlamydia 14 days from the date of infection and gonorrhea after 7 days. A short course of antibiotics is the standard treatment for a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection.
The Ovarian Autoantibodies test is an immunology blood test measuring for your ovarian autoantibodies. This blood test can be used to investigate and monitor several conditions with support from ourselves, including allergies, immunodeficiencies, and autoimmune responses. Results from your Blood Tests will be available within 4 days of our lab partners receiving your sample.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a viral infection usually caught during unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person. HIV can also be transmitted through blood by sharing needles. Also, a mother can pass it on to her baby during pregnancy or in breast milk.
HIV attacks your immune system, weakening your ability to fight infections and illness. If untreated, it may lead to the development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Our finger-prick HIV blood test can be taken from 4 weeks after exposure, in your own home. The test should be repeated at 12 weeks post-exposure to confirm the results. You are recommended not to take biotin supplements for 2 days before performing this test.
7 STI by profile PCR (Dl12)
A quick and comprehensive urine and vaginal test to check for 7 of the most common STIs (sexually transmitted infections) – Chlamydia trachomatis, N. gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis and, Herpes Simplex I/II. An STI test is the only way to check if you are infected as most STIs don’t show any symptoms, or your symptoms may be mild and missed. It’s important to get checked as untreated STIs can lead to further medical complications or the STI being spread. Most STIs can be treated by taking a course of antibiotics.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or C then let us know how long ago this occurred. Samples should be taken 4 weeks after any exposure to hepatitis B. Tests should be taken at least 4 weeks after exposure to HIV, with a repeat test at 12 weeks. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test.
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