New Articles Available on the Main Site

Hi everyone!  Did you know we’ve been very busy at Home Health Testing providing new and clear information on our line of home drug and home health tests?  Yes, it’s true!  Take a look at some of our longer articles, put on the main site due to their size.  If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or contact us!

Business Solutions – The Hair Drug Test

Home Drug Test Instantly With Saliva Tests

Why Home Drug Testing Can Help Solve The Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

Home HIV Test – 5 Good Reasons Why You Should Take One

Home Thyroid Test – 3 Reasons to Take One (also published on ezinearticles as 3 Reasons to Take a Home Thyroid Test)

Nicotine Tests and Insurance Policies

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Nicotine Test – Top 5 Reasons to Buy

Have you ever thought of purchasing a tobacco test? You know, an easy to use urine drug test that allows you to figure out if cotinine is still in your system? Here are the top 5 reasons why this might be a good idea for you:

1. You will learn what cotinine is. Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine, and when you purchase a nicotine test, that is what you are testing for in urine. Cotinine can still be detected in urine up to 2 to 4 days after the last tobacco use. And indeed, as wikipedia states, it is an anagram of nicotine. So that is one fun fact about the nicotine test already!

2. It is really, really easy to use. Just like any other urine-based home drug test, the nicotine test uses a very simple procedure. Just collect a urine sample and use the included dropper to put a few drops of urine on the cassette (see the full nicotine test instructions for details). You will have your results in all of five minutes!

3. Nicotine tests are an increasingly popular form of screening among insurance companies and employers. The days of 50s chain-smoking live on only in Mad Men. Insurance companies are keen to know who smokes and thus has higher risk factors for a number of conditions, and employers who provide health insurance want to know as well. A recent story about someone who lost their job because of a nicotine test highlights the issue, as does this blog article on smoking.

4. It is extremely accurate. Nicotine tests are very, very good at detecting tobacco use of all kinds – cigar smoke, cigarette smoke, chewing tobacco. They are FDA approved and 99% accurate. They can also detect very very small amounts of cotinine in urine – the tests we sell meet the standard cutoff level of 200 ng/ml.

5. It will help you quit. When you quit a habit like smoking, it is good to set goals and have a plan. You may want someone else to monitor your progress, or you may want to use them to monitor someone else’s progress. Will you be gratified when you take one of these tests and see that your test comes back negative for cotinine – that your body is clean? We think so.

There are many reasons to be interested in this particular home drug test, but these are your top 5 for today!

Nicotine Test As Part of the Great American Smokeout!

You may know as a reader of this blog that the Great American Smokeout is tomorrow. It’s an opportunity to give up smoking or plan to do so, and if you’re planning, to figure out how to do it – get rid of ashtrays, attend a class, prevent relapse by keeping a nicotine test or two around.

Some fast facts about from the American Cancer Society about smoking. Did you know…:

    This is the 34th Great American Smokeout?

    That smokers who quit at age 35 gain an average of eight years of life expectancy?

    That smokers who quit at 65 gain three years?

So it is never too late to quit smoking, nor is it an impossible task.

We welcome you to join us on twitter (we are HomeHealthTweet) with any of your comments about the Great American Smokeout, or if you have any questions about our nicotine test. It works like any home drug test we carry (check them out by clicking on the link) that requires a urine sample, and is just as easy to do and accurate. Quitting smoking is, as the American Cancer Society says, about commitment – and it is good to have as many tools by your side to make sure you stay the course once you choose to quit. There may be events going on in your area, or support groups springing up to help you make the choice to quit.

A tobacco test could be your best friend during the Great American Smokeout tomorrow and days hence! We wish everyone luck tomorrow with quitting and look forward to your comments and questions. If you wish to add a home nicotine test to your efforts, just click on the link and checkout as an anonymous guest or register with us. You can change the quantity from 5 to 10 pack, and choose how many of the chosen pack you would like at the shopping cart screen. We hope you find our nicotine test an effective way to keep committed to quitting – for good!

How To Incorporate A Home Drug Test Into A Conversation With Your Teen

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has come up with a new online tool, “Time to Act” for parents concerned about teen drug use to use. Whether you know or think you know that your child is using anything from nicotine, alcohol, or harder drugs, this is a guide that will help you prepare for the difficult conversation you nonetheless want to and need to have with your teen.

If you are considering incorporating a home drug test into the conversation, you do have various options. If hard drugs are not involved, an alcohol test or nicotine test might be sufficient as a way of keeping a teen on a drug free regimen. These tests are simple to use urine tests and come in packs of 5 (nicotine) or 10 (alcohol) for such a purpose. They are extremely accurate and difficult to dodge.

Or perhaps you are in a different situation – you are not sure what your child may be using. In this case, the option of a multi-drug urine drug test or a hair drug test may be something to consider. For less than 10 dollars, you can find out if your child has been using any of the 12 drugs on the panel (click the link above to see exactly what drugs are included). If your question is along the lines of “how long has this been going on,” hair drug tests can help you answer that by giving you a 90 day history of drug use. We sell many tests that might fill your need in one way or another – our drug test detection times chart is a great resource for figuring out what kind of test could best solve your questions.

Like the “Time to Act” tool, we wish here at Home Health Testing to play a constructive role in helping friends and parents facing such difficult conversations. We hope that not only our products but the quality of our information will help you through any process involving drug use or addiction. Thank you for reading our blog and please feel free to leave a comment!

Update 11/18: We also want to say thanks to the Fuller Youth Institute for recommending us as a resource for a home drug test when talking to a teen and dealing with drug abuse. You can check out their blog entry here: Fuller Youth Institute: Courageous Intervention.

Nicotine Test – Do You Need One? We Help You Find Out

With the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout coming up on November 19, you may be in a position of wanting to take the opportunity to quit. But how should you quit? There are so many strategies, among them our very own nicotine test. Some use it as a monitoring tool so friends or family can help keep them honest in terms of truly quitting.

But in addition to using a nicotine test to quit, you may also want additional help and resources, one of the reasons why the link above is so great. We also found this easy 6 question test brought to you by the University of Maryland Medical System. It’s a nicotine dependency test. Based on your answers to the questions, the test will tell you how dependent you are and what methods of quitting might best help you – behavior modification, nicotine replacement therapy, etc.

Now of course, you can buy a nicotine test at any time during the year, and you can access great “how to quit smoking” features online all the time too. The US government set up a website entirely dedicated to quitting smoking at Smoke Free. Smoke recognizes the difficulty of quitting and the unique journey everyone makes. Controlling a craving for a cigarette can be extremely difficult – that is why some people use a nicotine test as a benchmark to prove they did not smoke, for themselves and for others who may be helping them in their quitting effort. Knowing that a cigarette might be the difference between passing or failing a tobacco test is a strong motivator. You want to both beat the habit and pass the test. Our packaging is ideal for this kind of use, as this home drug test comes bundled in five and ten packs.

Home Health Testing wants you to know that there are plenty of resources out there to help you quit smoking, and you are not alone in doing it! You can make November 19, or any day, the beginning of your effort. Check out the links in our article and/or head to our nicotine test page to purchase a test.