How Good are Home Health Tests?

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Consumer experts are disappointed with home health tests, which are deficient in the information provided and may not be as accurate as  they claim to be.  The results of home health tests can  either cause unwarranted panic or  create false reassurance.  It is better people visit health practitioners rather than go for the home health test kits.
 How Good are Home Health Tests?
How Good are Home Health Tests?

Peter Vicary-Smith, chief executive of Which?, said: "Self-test health kits could be a useful tool, but the lack of clear information about how to use them could do more harm than good. As your GP may well have to carry out their own tests to confirm a positive diagnosis anyway, you may be better off saving your money and going straight to your GP."

The  information provided on the packaging and leaflets of some of the tests was also found to be inadequate.



Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Health Insurance - India 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive