Blood, spit and swabs : can you trust home medical-testing kits ?
Is posting off your bodily fluids to a DIY health-testing company the future of healthcare or just too much information ? On a dark February morning, I wake grainy with sleep and head to the kitchen. Before making toast or coffee, I unscrew the cap from a tiny test tube and spit into it. Over and over, but it’s surprisingly difficult to fill up a whole vial. It takes 10 minutes before my frothy deposit reaches the marked minimum line. My housemate sips her coffee. “Are you ill ?” she asks. (...)