The home testing boom began in the 1970s with pregnancy tests. Now there are quick and simple tests for ovulation, too. You can also monitor your blood pressure as well as test for HIV, colon cancer, hepatitis C, deteriorating vision, and urinary tract infections. Some Test Products provide results right away, while others are sample collection devices that need to be mailed to a laboratory for processing.
A home Test Kit is available to test for the hepatitis C virus. The over-the-counter blood collection kit tests for antibodies to the virus. With this home collection kit, you can collect a blood sample and mail it to a lab for testing. Results take about a week. Each test comes with a PIN, a lancet, sample card, and a prepaid envelope to mail the sample to the lab. You must first register your kit by calling the toll-free number and entering the kit's PIN, providing anonymous and confidential testing. Counselors are available 24 hours a day to talk with you before and after using the kit. Studies done by Home Access Health Corporation (the distributor) show that test results with the kit are similar to the results for blood drawn by a healthcare professional.
A Vacuumm Blood Collection Tube is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper creating a vacuum seal inside of the tube, facilitating the drawing of a predetermined volume of liquid. Tubes are available with a safety-engineered stopper, with a variety of labeling options and draw volumes.
Vacutainer tubes may contain additional substances that preserve blood for processing in a medical laboratory. Using the wrong tube may make the blood sample unusable for the intended purpose. These additives are typically thin film coatings applied using an ultrasonic nozzle.
The UQ-developed process uses copies of fragments from the viral genetic material to assemble the functional viral genome in a Virus Sampling Tube.
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Bottle feeding is an alternative to breastfeeding. Many news moms who are unable to breastfeed or want to feed formula milk along with breastfeeding, choose to bottle-feed their babies. Some moms even feed breast milk through Milk Bottle. If you’re a new mom, considering bottle feeding your little one, we suggest that you first read the advantages and disadvantages of bottle-feeding a baby and make an informed decision.