How reliable is SELFCHECK?
SELFCHECK self test kits are assembled at our UK laboratories from high quality components, the same as those used in hospitals and clinics. User trials assessed by independent doctors and scientists have shown that your test will give you reliable results and most people find the tests are easy to use.
A review (March, 2021), of 5313 SELFCHECK users, only 17 users (0.32%) reported difficulties using a SELFCHECK test. Five people (0.09%) had a problem using the lancet, 10 (0.19%) people had difficulty collecting enough blood, two people (0.04%) added too much blood or diluent. Nevertheless, if you do have a problem using a SELFCHECK test please contact us as we are always happy to help.
Doctors are aware that all medical tests, whether used in a hospital laboratory or at home with a self test kit, may give a small number of false positive or false negative results and this is explained fully in the information provided with your test kit. Self test kits are not meant to replace established pathways for diagnosis by your doctor but SELFCHECK tests are based on the same technology and can help prompt you to speak with your doctor or pharmacist sooner than you might have.