Self-tests are intended for home use and give you an initial assessment of your health. We have self-tests for different areas in our range, which are explained below as a guide.
In this category you will find tests for food allergies (common allergies are e.g. to milk, eggs, nuts), pollen allergies or house dust mites. An allergy test is useful, for example, if you have flatulence or intestinal discomfort after eating or if you have an itchy mouth when you eat certain foods. Pollen allergies usually manifest themselves with symptoms similar to a cold, such as a blocked nose or cough.
Commercially available antigen tests to check for infection or sufficient antibodies. If you have flu-like symptoms such as a cough or cold, a self-test may be the first indication of a corona infection.
Under this category you will find tests for your body (e.g. urine test) as well as those that can be used to test drinks, for example.
People are often uncomfortable with the topic of venereal diseases. In many cases, a self-test at home can already help. Common tests include HIV, chlamydia or herpes. Such a test is useful, for example, if you have had unprotected sexual intercourse.
Urine and stool tests
Body excretions are informative indicators of health, as everything that the body has once absorbed is excreted. For example, intestinal pathogens or indications of the health of the kidney and urinary systems or the liver can be detected.
These tests check for the presence of a deficiency. They include, for example, the commonly checked vitamins D, B12 or fatty acids such as omega 3. If you are affected by constant fatigue, for example, a vitamin test can give an initial assessment of a deficiency.
The use of a home test does not replace the opinion of a specialist. If you get a positive result from a test, discuss the next steps with an appropriate specialist.