Self-Test Products

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Many types of self-tests are now available. Self-tests that have a medical purpose are in-vitro diagnostic medical devices. They can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions or to monitor a particular treatment. They can be purchased from many different sources including pharmacies and supermarkets.

While self-tests may have a role to play, they should not be relied upon on their own and it is important to remember that if you have any concerns about your health or a test result you should consult a healthcare professional.

This leaflet includes advice for people who are thinking about buying a self-test and highlights the potential risks associated with self-testing.

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