What You Should Know:
– ixlayer, a digital health company on a mission to make health testing more accessible by pairing at-home self-collection testing with digital experiences, announced it is now the platform for CVS Health branded at-home sample collection kits.
– Easily accessible to consumers, the easy-to-use kits provide convenient, affordable and quality testing for Vitamin D, Lyme disease, sexually-transmitted infections, and thyroid function – and offer next-best care communications, which includes education and information about what test results mean.
Increasing Accessibility to Healthcare Via Health Testing Kits
“With nearly 70% of medical decisions dependent on lab testing, regular diagnostic testing is a cornerstone of improving health and wellness,” said Pouria Sanae, Chief Executive Officer 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.”
Under the shared goal of breaking down barriers of access to care, the two companies are making more frequent lab testing possible – both financially and logistically – so that more people can be actively informed and engaged in their healthcare. As a comprehensive turnkey solution for health testing, ixlayer is the platform that connects its partners to the services necessary to provide high-quality lab testing. Tests are processed in independent CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories integrated with the ixlayer network. As an off-the-shelf solution, consumers are privacy-protected.
After an online or in-store purchase, consumers activate their kit and independent clinicians provide clinical oversight of testing, including ordering tests if appropriate. Consumers follow easy-to-use instructions to collect their samples. Kits are then sent back in a prepaid mailer. 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.