Revolutionizing Healthcare with Convenient and Accurate At-Home Tests
About Our Labs and Science: Home Diagnostic Testing
At Healthyr, we’re dedicated to improving healthcare with developing cutting-edge technology that allows patients to perform diagnostic tests in the comfort of their own homes. People can now monitor their health more easily and conveniently than ever before.
Our research is driven by the belief that healthcare should be accessible and personalized for every individual. That’s why we’re committed to developing safe, easy-to-use testing solutions that can be taken by anyone, regardless of their location or circumstance.
The Science Behind the Test
What is Dried Blood Spot Testing?
Dried Blood Spot (DBS) Testing is a simple and effective way to check important health markers without the need for a blood draw or lab visit. This established technology has been in use since the 1960’s in areas such as neonatal care and for health testing in very remote locations. Healthyr has expanded this technology to test a wide range of health biomarkers, allowing you to check various aspects of your health from the comfort of your own home.
Our tests utilize an ADX card which contains a special type of paper that filters the blood solids from the blood plasma.
You collect your sample by pricking your finger with the provided lancet, and place a few drops of blood onto the card.
Once your sample is dry, you can mail it to the lab, where it will be reconstituted and tested on reliable central laboratory equipment. From there we can test for things like proteins, vitamins, minerals, hormones, and key indicators of organ and body system health.
Is DBS Testing reliable?
Multiple studies support the use of DBS and other self-collection methods for various biomarkers. The accuracy of DBS results is designed to work in a similar way to clinically-collected samples. The tests offered by Healthyr and those ordered in a physician’s office are comparable, and our partner labs’ testing methods and instruments go through a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy, precision, and clinical correlation. Before approving any of Healthyr’s tests, studies are conducted to ensure that the results from our DBS samples compare to traditional blood draw results within nationally-accepted limits of variation.
About Our Labs
Our mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health by offering convenient, reliable, and accurate testing options. We do that by working with the most highly qualified laboratories in the country. Our team of experienced laboratory professionals follows strict safety protocols to ensure the accuracy and reliability of your test results.
We hold ourselves accountable for:
Certifications, Safety Protocols, and Accreditations
Physician-Supported At-Home Testing for Better Health Management
Empowering You with Personalized Results Reviewed by Board-Certified Physicians
At Healthyr, we understand the importance of having real doctors involved in the testing process. That’s why we work with a network of independent board-certified physicians who review your lab requisition and approve eligible orders. They also review your final test results and offer consultation services for results that require significant action, such as a positive STI result. With Healthyr, you can feel confident that you’re getting reliable and accurate results that are interpreted by experienced medical professionals.
We believe that everyone deserves personalized information and education that empowers them to take control of their health. That’s why we offer a downloadable version of your results, in a format that your physician is used to seeing when reviewing lab results. This makes it easier for you to share your results with your doctor and ask any questions you have about your medical care.
In many states, consumers are required to have a prescription from a board-certified medical doctor to order their own tests. At Healthyr, we work with a third-party independent network of physicians who provide authorization, review, and critical value consultation services for our customers related to their tests. Once you request a test, the independent physician reviews your request and determines whether the test is appropriate for you. If it’s not, you’ll receive a refund. If it is, the physician orders the test, and the lab sends the results to the physician for review. After the physician approves the results, they’re released and delivered to you through our secure HIPAA-protected online results dashboard.
Critical Value and Nationally Notifiable Diseases
At Healthyr, we take all results seriously, especially those with predetermined “critical values.” Our physician network maintains a list of these values and triages all out-of-range results. If you have a critical value result or a positive result for an STI, a physician from your state will contact you directly. With Healthyr’s physician-supported at-home testing, you can take control of your health and get the personalized information you need to make informed decisions about your well-being.
Keeping Your Information Secure
At Healthyr, we take your privacy and security very seriously. We use unique barcode IDs for every sample received by our partner labs. This ID ensures that your results are accurately delivered to you and reduces the chance of any errors caused by human mistakes.
Healthyr’s labs follow strict protocols to process your samples, guaranteeing the highest level of accuracy and quality.
We use validated extraction protocols to ensure the end-to-end process produces the most accurate results possible.
HIPAA Compliance is a set of rules and regulations that healthcare organizations must follow to protect your personal health information. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a law passed in the United States to ensure patient privacy.
Healthyr has policies and procedures in place to protect your privacy and trains its employees to follow them.
HITECH Security Standards
The HITECH Security Standards are regulations designed to protect your sensitive health information from theft or unauthorized disclosure. The standards require healthcare organizations and their business associates to implement specific security measures, such as encrypting data and restricting access to authorized personnel.
By following these standards, Healthyr can help ensure that your personal and medical information remains confidential and secure.
We’re proud to be at the forefront of the at-home diagnostic testing field. Our goal is to continually make a real difference in people’s lives. By providing patients with the tools they need to monitor their health more closely, we empower them to take control of their well-being and make informed decisions about their care.
Thank you for choosing Healthyr as your partner in healthcare. We’re dedicated to continuing to innovate diagnostic testing and health solutions that make healthcare more convenient, accurate, and accessible for everyone.