Wellness Screening Tests at Walgreens
At-home testing kits have become a convenient way for people to learn more about their health and wellbeing. There is a wide variety of home tests that can screen for various conditions, diseases, and certain health metrics. These include at-home COVID-19 tests as well as tests that can provide insight about levels of cholesterol, testosterone, vitamin D, allergies, and food sensitivities. All of these wellness screening tests and more are available for purchase in stores or online at Walgreens.
Why use at-home screening tests?
Testing for certain health measurements at home can help make learning about your health quick and easy. However, more research is needed for certain at-home tests to determine their accuracy compared to tests that take place in a lab or healthcare setting. It’s important to share any results you get from at-home tests with your healthcare provider. Depending on the test and the results, they may suggest further steps to ensure you have all the information you need.
How do at-home wellness screening tests work?
Some at-home screening tests, such as a rapid COVID-19 test, work by using a nasal swab to produce results in as little as 15 minutes. Other tests, such as home cholesterol tests, require a blood sample from a finger-prick that can be inserted into a testing meter for immediate results. Other tests such as testosterone, vitamin D, and food sensitivity tests require a blood sample from a finger-prick to be sent to a lab for results, which are reviewed by a physician. These results are usually available within a few days after the lab receives your sample.