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Precautionary Statements and Warnings


  1. When you receive your laboratory kit from Private Diagnostics, please read and follow all directions carefully. Failure to follow all directions supplied with the laboratory kit could significantly affect the outcome of the results of your test. It may mean that your test results are not accurate or could result in a false negative report.
  2. Once you have received the laboratory kit, do not collect the specimen until you are sure that you can ship the box within 24 hours. A delay in the shipping of your specimen to the laboratory could significantly affect the outcome of the results of your test.
  3. It is important that you always wash your hands before collecting the specimen and after you have finished. Please dispose of all materials in the proper receptacle.
  4. Do not put any of the liquid in the transport tubes directly on your skin or on any other part of your body.
  5. Do not drink, swallow, inhale, snort or insert any of the liquid from the transport tube into your body.
  6. Do not store your collection kit in the refrigerator or the freezer. Please keep it at room temperature until you are ready to collect your specimen and then immediately ship it.
  7. The specimen collection devices, such as the transport tubes, urine cups and other items are not intended to be inserted into your body in any way. Do not put these items into your ears, nose or throat. The cotton swabs are not intended to be inserted into the vaginal area at a depth to exceed 1 inch. Swabs should not be inserted into the rectum.
  8. Private Diagnostics is not responsible for any harm from the collection of any specimen for laboratory testing. Ordering the kit and then sending the collection kit to the laboratory constitutes your acceptance of any responsibility for any harm that results from the collection process.
  9. Always make sure to urinate into the urine collection cup and then to transfer the urine into the transport tube.
  10. The ordering of a laboratory kit from Private Diagnostics signifies the acceptance of all responsibility for any and all harm, damage or injury, which may result from the collection of the specimen or the knowledge of the results of the test. The consumer acknowledges and agrees that Private Diagnostics is not responsible for the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of any healthcare supplier or provider that the consumer is referred to or for any action or inaction taken by the consumer; that the total liability of Private Diagnostics, its officers, physicians, directors, employees, agents and stockholders is limited to the purchase price of any products through Private Diagnostics. Private Diagnostics will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.
  11. The accuracy of your results is dependent upon your ability to collect an adequate sample for testing. If an adequate sample is not supplied to the laboratory, your results may be inaccurate.
  12. DISCLAIMER for HERPES TESTS : a Negative Result or Not Detected Result does not rule out the presence of PCR reaction inhibitors in the patient specimen or Herpes Simplex Virus DNA in concentrations below the level of detection by assay. The performance characteristics of this test was validated by ARUP Laboratories, Inc.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order from Private Diagnostics, please contact us directly at info@privatediagnostics.com.