Monday, July 25, 2011

Home Testing Kits - What Kinds Are Available Online?

You can buy almost anything online these days. The home test kits are no exception. However, the variety can be overwhelming. Here is a brief summary of the selection of test kits you can buy online today.

Overall, there are two types: medical and non-

Medical Diagnostic kits include:

DNA and genetic testing

* Testing DNA Paternity Testing Blood Type
* Hormone and Fertility Testing
* Pregnancy Ovulation Menopause Male Infertility

Early detection of disease

* HIV STDs (social transmission)
Cholesterol * Diabetes (blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c)
* Cancer (colon, prostate and breast)
* Thyroid (TSH)
* Anemia (iron deficiency)
* Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

These first two medical categories are fairly easy to understand. Some of these tests can provide immediate results in the privacy of your own home. Others, such as HIV tests are approved by the FDA, require you to send samples to laboratories accredited to complete the test. However, care is taken to ensure the privacy of the individual. You can find more details on this type of evidence on my website (see below for link).

Substance Abuse

* Steroids
* Illegal Drugs
* Alcohol
* Nicotine

Drug abuse has become a major concern in the United States and around the world. There are many low-cost tests for the major groups of illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates such as heroin, methadone, etc. The use of steroids by athletes is also a problem. Importantly, the tests can be easily deceived and are more reliable in revealing the long-term use of drugs.

Health & Wellness

* Wellness
* Antioxidant
* Hormone levels
* Minerals and Vitamins
* Caffeine

This category always seems a bit unnecessary. Many of the tests are vague to the point of being useless. Why would anyone want to try caffeine? What is "welfare"? But there is a market for home testing this equipment, so to each his own.

In the category of medical testing kits home, is not essential sub-category of tests CLIA. CLIA home test kits have been approved by the FDA as safe, accurate and easy to use for the average consumer. For more information on CLIA testing, please visit my website (link at the bottom of the page).

No Medical Kits Home Test:

* Lead testing
* Radon Testing
* Asbestos
* Mushroom tests Moldand
* Water Testing Kits
* Radiation
* Heavy Metals
* Bio-contamination

Environmental testing is increasingly important. Analysis of water should be almost mandatory in rural areas where drinking water comes from wells. Groundwater is often contaminated with bacteria and chemicals from farms and feedlots. This contamination makes its way into well water and can cause serious health problems including death. Asbestos and lead contamination are often found in older buildings. Exposure to asbestos can cause lung cancer in the long run, while exposure to lead (in paint) is especially harmful to children.

Summary: Home testing kits can be found online for many medical and nonmedical evidence. The advantages are ease of access, privacy, and cost. Disadvantages include the knowledge that the tests are best for your situation, and are the most profitable for you. Before making any purchase of a home testing kit, please take the time to learn as much as possible. Knowledge is power!;u=90479;u=25699;u=90417;u=615641