Ixlayer, a digital health company, is now the platform for CVS Health-branded at-home sample collection kits.
The kits provide testing for vitamin D, Lyme disease, sexually transmitted infections and thyroid function, as well as education about what test results mean and suggestions and links to more information, the company said.
“With nearly 70% of medical decisions dependent on lab testing, regular diagnostic testing is a cornerstone of improving health and wellness,” said Pouria Sanae, CEO and co-founder of ixlayer. “At-home testing enables people to proactively take control of their health, on their own schedule, in the privacy of their own home and on a regular basis. Our mission of creating a healthier world through more accessible, affordable and easy health testing requires systemic changes and buy-in from key stakeholders and partners.”
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Lab tests are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories in the ixlayer network. As an off-the-shelf solution, consumers are privacy-protected and not required to share results with insurance or their physicians, the company said.
After an online or in-store purchase, consumers follow easy-to-use instructions to collect their samples. Test kits are then sent back in a prepaid mailing box. Enabled by ixlayer’s infrastructure, test results are returned via a user-friendly online portal. Consumers can choose to share their test results with their healthcare provider.
CVS Health-branded at-home sample collection kits are available for purchase online now at CVS.com and in select CVS Health locations.