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Do you have questions about your health?
LetsGetChecked.com offers home health testing in,well, the comfort of your own home. I was recently curious about my Vitamin D levels and requested a Vitamins test which covers Vitamin D, Folate, and Vitamin B12. Remember my unboxing video and collecting a blood sample video ? Check this out just to see the funny faces I made! It really didn’t hurt all that much and collecting my own sample from home was so much easier than making an appointment at my physicians, disrupting my day for the appointment, and spending an hour or somtimes a lot more for what took about 10 minutes of my time.
There are many health tests offered as home testing with LetsGetChecked.com…
I chose the Vitamin home health test because back in January I was having trouble staying awake… I mean falling asleep at dinner. I went to the doctor and found out I had Vitamin D deficiency(like around 12 on a 30-80 normal range). I started a vitamin regimen and got my levels back up and have plenty of energy now but was curious to see what my level is now. LetsGetChecked.com was so kind to offer me the Vitamin Test to review.
Here’s what I like about in home health testing and using LetsGetChecked.com –
- The test is mailed directly to your home in the packaging in which you will send it back.
- The directions are simple.
- It saved me so much time from having to go to a doctors office.
- LetsGetChecked.com has a team of board certified medical professionals on staff to answer questions and assist with treatment and referral pathways into the clinical setting, if and when, it is needed.
- The medical and support team are available 24/7.
- This — “We manufacture our kits and devices from our cutting-edge ISO 13485 accredited facility and dispatch anonymized test kits directly to you.” When I was working as an engineer, I had to deal with ISO accrediting. It’s SUCH A PAIN and I wasn’t even in a medical based manufacturing facility which is even probably more of a pain for accreditation.
- The kit can get to you and samples back to the laboratory within 24 hours. And you can monitor the progress of your samples every step of the way from your account.
I really appreciate that being able to monitor the kit every step of the way is available. Unfortunately for me, right after I took my test I got very distracted with my kids, parents were in town, and recovering from surgery. So a week after I packed it up and sent it back in the prepaid packaging, I realized, “Wait a minute… I haven’t heard about my test. OH, I FORGOT TO ACTIVATE MY TEST.” Arrrgghhghgh!
I logged in hoping it wasn’t too late but the test has to be activated as soon as you collect the sample and send it back and well, it had been almost 2 weeks at this point.
So the bad news is since I activated my test so late the sample was no good and rejected. UPDATE: I assumed wrong!
The good news is that I can give a first hand review regarding the customer service at LetsGetChecked.com. I sent a message using the website contact form at 1:12am on a Friday morning (awww my insomnia). I got a reply at 3:35am. Yes, you read that right 3:35am. I would have been impressed at just a reply in 24 hours but 2 hours later at 3 in the morning. WOW! So they aren’t kidding about customer service 24/7.
So back to my home health test results… I just assumed my test was rejected but today I got a call from the medical support team. Remember the board certified staff that LetsGetChecked.com has? Turns out my sample was able to be tested and turns out my vitamin D level had dipped below the normal range. I had been feeling extra tired lately and just assumed it was because of my surgery Aug 14th. Hmm… I sure do a lot of assuming; don’t I?!
The good range is between 30-80 but mine is at 25.4. She discussed the symptoms of having low Vitamin D, said to start back on my Vitamin regimen, gave me ideas of foods to eat to boast my Vitamin D(I hadn’t thought of fish before), said I should continue with my Vitamin D intake during winter months, and to retest within 3-6 months. After talking with LetsGetChecked staff regarding my results they were released to my account online and below is what a test result page looks like. I like that the results are in green or red for my test. I’m assuming that’s how all test results look… well, there I go assuming again! lol
Ok, see where it says, “View” with the down arrow? This explains the results more. Plus there are options to speak with a nurse.
If you have something out of range or a result that is an issue for a test you have done, LetsGetChecked has a member of their board certified medical team to contact you and discuss your results, what the results mean, and what next steps need to be followed for your particular results.
I definitely recommend LetsGetChecked.com for home health testing.
It was easy to collect the sample, simple instructions(just don’t forget to activate it!), the website is easy to use, and the customer support is excellent. I’m not happy that my Vitamin D levels are low again but am SO happy to know that this company is true to what it says on its website and they are so helpful!
I’m happy that I can tell you, dear readers, from firsthand experience that I highly recommend using LetsGetChecked for your home health testing needs. For more information check out the website at LetsGetChecked.com.
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