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Home testing is a positive step in the management of your healthcare, however, a positive home test must be followed up with a visit to your GP.
Even if you test negative for something physical symptoms must always take priority over a test result – if you are feeling unwell, exhibiting symptoms, or you have any worries about any aspect of your health do make an appointment with your GP.
Why test at home
Over the last few years there has been rapid growth in the development of new diagnostic technologies and products, which have made home testing easy and relatively cheap.
These developments coupled with the changing nature and interaction between patient and doctor has also encouraged people to increasingly take responsibility for their own and their family's health. Indeed, over 80% of people now say they have to be really ill before they go to the doctor and, empowered with a plethora of advice from the Internet, many Britons are relying on themselves to make a medical diagnosis and become and take a proactive role in preventative healthcare our advice remains that if you have any concerns about your health you should always consult a doctor..
Some of the reasons people choose to use home test kits:-