FAQs

Are self test kits an alternative to seeing my doctor?

Self test kits aren't meant to replace traditional healthcare pathways but whether a positive or negative result, self tests can help prompt you to seek help from your pharmacist or doctor sooner than you might have and provide the first step towards a diagnosis.

Are SELFCheck tests accurate?

Yes, the tests are registered medical devices and provide results as reliable as a doctor's test. All tests are CE certified for self test and professional use to the same standards as hospital laboratory tests.

Will my doctor trust a self test result?

SELFCheck tests meet the same standards of reliability and regulations as hospital tests. Your doctor will be familiar with the chemistry used in your test. It is a good idea to take the instruction leaflet with you to your appointment.

Where are the tests made?

SELFCheck self test kits are assembled in the UK and manufactured from the same high quality medical components used in clinics and hospitals. Our UK laboratories are certified according to an independently audited, internationally recognised medical device quality system (ISO13485). We currently have a number of collaborative research projects with universities to develop new clinical diagnostics for use in intensive care units.

Can I get advice on my test result?

Full follow up information is provided with your test. If you have any questions you can contact the manufacturer by email directly. For regulatory reasons, we are not allowed to provide medical advice, although you are encouraged to discuss your results with your own doctor.

My test hasn't worked, what do I do?

It is exceptionally rare for a SELFCheck test to malfunction. We have found that by far the most common reason for a test not working is the user unknowingly interpreting the instructions incorrectly. Healthcare professionals are particularly encouraged to read the instructions carefully as there can be subtle differences in the way tests are used that are manufactured by different companies.

Do your tests give false positive and false negative results?

All doctors are aware that all medical tests, whether used at home or in the hospital laboratory, will give a small percentage of false positive or false negative results. Because we are all physiologically different, no one medical test can be 100% accurate for everybody.