How to Safely Use Home Medical Tests
Check the expiration date; discard a test that has expired.
Study the package insert and read ALL directions.
Comply with any precautions; you may be instructed to fast or avoid certain foods or activities before the test.
Follow instructions in order; don't skip any steps or do them in the wrong order.
Time the test precisely.
Keep a careful record of your results.
Properly discard use test materials.
Consult your doctor if you have any questions about the results or appropriate treatment.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Vitality Wellness Magazine (November, 1999). Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!