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Did you know that thinking they have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons people seek medical advice? What if you could get a quick and easy diagnosis at home without having to visit your GP?
Well, now you can with TestCard.
TestCard is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI Test) urine self test kit and a real innovation in digital health. If you’re showing symptoms of a UTI, the home test kit can help diagnose whether you have an infection so you can get access to treatment quickly.
What are the symptoms of a UTI?
So what would make you think you could potentially have a urinary tract infection in the first place? UTIs are really common during pregnancy and menopause and can even be caused due to dehydration! But, the main symptoms of an infection are:
- An intense burning when urinating
- Unusual smelling urine
- Pain in your lower back
Almost half of women get a UTI at some point in their lives and many of these cases result in Cystitis. There are many myths around UTIs – that you can catch them during sex (they’re not contagious!), that they can be cured by drinking cranberry juice (they can’t!) and that only women get urinary tract infections – no, men get them too!
So the TestCard UTI test kit has been created for everyone. Both men and women can use the urine test, it’s of a professional standard so the same as a laboratory test and it gives really accurate results.
How does TestCard work?
TestCard couldn’t be simpler to use. It can be ordered online with free delivery and arrives within a couple of days. The TestCard pouch holds two tests and tells you to download the TestCard App onto your mobile phone before doing anything else.
The TestCard App
The app is available free on the App Store and Google Play. Once installed you can create an account or go through the test process as a guest. It automatically plays a cartoon instruction video that is short and snappy but engaging.
Once you’ve watched the video, you open a test, scan the QR code on it, collect a urine sample and then dip the UTI test strips into your urine sample.
The app counts down until the testing strip is ready and then you scan the strip and get your results. It’s so easy and practical to do at home and the results are instant – appearing straight away on the results screen. The results are private and you can choose to share your results with a health professional if you want.
Why not just go to the doctor?
We all know how busy the NHS are and I’ve often had to wait days, if not weeks for appointments with my doctor. Because of this, a TestCard testing kit stops you needing to wait for appointments and it also helps to ease some of the pressure on the NHS which is such a big thing at the moment.
Why use TestCard?
I’ve loved learning more about the TestCard UTI home tests and I can see that it’s such a quick and easy way to find out if you have a UTI and then get the help you need to treat the infection.
TestCard is really discreet – you don’t need to communicate with anyone to get the UTI tests and you can go through the test process in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
The TestCard test is non-invasive, it’s literally a dip stick test, and through the TestCard app you can share the test results with your healthcare provider to start seeking treatment.
It’s a really smooth process and great for anyone who’s experiencing symptoms and would like a faster route to finding out if treatment is needed
TestCard urine infection test kits costs just £12.00 for a pack of two test strips and you can find out more over on the TestCard website.
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