Let’s Get Checked – AD

*this post is sponsored by LetsGetChecked

Did you know that there are services available that allow you test for all manner of health issues AT HOME? I didn’t either until LetsGetChecked offered to send me one to try and I have to say, I think I’m hooked.

I was offered the female hormone test which (as it turns out) isn’t entirely relevant for me because I am not able to track my cycle. I don’t have periods on the mirena coil and it’s important to take the blood sample on day 3 of your cycle for the most accurate results – this is noted online. I decided to do it anyway because I wanted to experience the process in order to write this review but having looked over the site and the different tests offered, I think I’d choose the thyroid test next.

These tests do not replace medical professionals and if you are worried about something I would always suggest that you go to your GP but it’s a convenient way to test at home for a multitude of things that you perhaps are putting off or you’re too nervous to go in about. When it comes to sexual health it’s a quick and easy solution to put your mind at ease or prompt you to find treatment in your own time.

These tests are available to you for free in the UK if you can make it to a clinic but if for whatever reason you can’t or don’t want to and have the disposable income, I think the existance of these at home kits is brilliant.

There’s actually a page on the NHS website about self-testing, if you’re interested in their stance/guidance.


The test I took was a blood test so I had to prick my finger (with sterile equipment provided) and bleed in to a tiny sample tube in order to get my results. That may sound a bit *yikes* but it was scarier in theory than practice and not all tests require blood. Some are swabs, some are urine, it depends on what they’re checking for.

I did my test early in the morning and popped it in the post first thing. The next day I had an email to say it had been received and 2 days later I got a call from a nurse explaining my results. I was able to ask questions and talk through concerns and it was more comprehensive than I expected.

Ultimately, The way I feel about this service is that I’d rather it be available than not. I have never promoted anything remotely medical in the past because it’s usually seemed dangerous and unnecessary but if it’s a matter of home testing or no testing, I think ‘Let’s Get Checked’ is always a good message.


I asked on social media what you would want to know ahead of using one of these kits and these were the most frequently asked questions. I put them to my contact at LetsGetChecked:

How accurate are the tests?

The tests are performed in the same labs used by doctors, clinics and hospitals. 

As such the tests are extremely accurate.

* Please note that Sexually transmitted infections do take some time to become detectable. As long as you have waited the required incubation period – our test kits are very accurate. 


Are you NHS approved? ie: if I tested positive for something that required treatment, what would be the next step?

LetsGetChecked tests are medically approved and are as accurate as tests you would take in a doctor’s office. All tests are analysed in labs that are INAB approved, and ISO 15189 accredited

We also have an in-house medical team comprising of experienced doctors and nurses. Customers will be contacted by a member of our clinical team, who will talk them through their results, and discuss any symptoms they may be experiencing.

For sexual health positives’, our nursing team can arrange prescriptions to be written by our in-house doctor. This is sent out to the customer via registered post and is included in the cost of the test.

The nurse will ask the customer a short questionnaire over the phone so that the most suitable antibiotic can be prescribed. Prescriptions for antibiotics can be organised to treat chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gardnerella, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma. All other positive results will need follow up by their doctors for treatment options.

For other tests, if results lie outside of the normal range, our nursing team will discuss symptoms and offer expert guidance on the next steps to improving testosterone levels, whether it requires lifestyle changes or further evaluation by a doctor.


How is my information used/stored?

Your data is completely anonymised and not shared with third parties. All samples are disposed of following analysis.

How discreet is the packaging?

Our tests are delivered in a plain envelope with no reference to LetsGetChecked

What support is given upon receiving results?

For sexual health positives’, our nursing team can arrange prescriptions to be written by our in-house doctor. This is sent out to the customer via registered post and is included in the cost of the test.

The nurse will ask the customer a short questionnaire over the phone so that the most suitable antibiotic can be prescribed. Prescriptions for antibiotics can be organised to treat chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gardnerella, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma. All other positive results will need follow up by their doctors for treatment options.

For other tests, if results lie outside of the normal range, our nursing team will discuss symptoms and offer expert guidance on the next steps to improving testosterone levels, whether it requires lifestyle changes or further evaluation by a doctor.


From what I can tell, the tests start at £49 which is a pretty penny and they can run in to the hundreds for those testing for multiple things at once but as with so many other things, you’re paying for convenience. If you were prepared to go to the doctors to be checked for XYZ you may not even be looking at the site but for some reason you want to do it at home and you pay for the privelege. Whether it be ease, comfort or time, whether they are ‘worth it’ will very much depend on you.

You can get 20% off with the code MissBudget

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