HIV 1 & 2
Register your test online using the unique ID number that comes with the kit.
Following the instructions provided, collect your sample – it’s fast and easy!
Mail your sample to our lab using the prepaid envelope included in your test kit.
Receive your private HIPAA compliant results to your Healthyr portal in 7-10 days!
Healthyr uses microsampling technology to offer health tests that can be done in the comfort of your home. There is no need to visit a medical professional or lab– you collect your sample yourself using a simple finger prick.
Get a good night’s rest, be sure you are well hydrated, and find yourself a private and comfortable space to collect your samples. Using the Kit ID number, register your test on www.behealthyr.com. This number is anonymous in our system but allows us to notify you when your test arrives at the lab and your results are ready. It also ensures the lab is able to connect your results to you.
It’s natural to wake up and immediately head to the bathroom to urinate. For this reason, we suggest doing your urine sample first. It might be helpful to set a reminder on your phone as the first urination of the day is the most accurate.
Use the collapsible cup provided with your test to catch your initial stream of urine. The early part of the stream is the most accurate. Please note, you should NOT clean your genitals prior to urinating. Using the pipette, collect some of your urine and add it to the sample tube. Close the tube tightly and invert it- turning it upside down and right side up- five times.
Next, on to the blood sample. Your blood test is most accurate if you take it fasted, meaning before you have anything to eat or drink (other than water). Getting your blood flowing will help make your sample collection easier. Drink a tall glass of water and then wash your hands for a least one minute in warm water to improve hydration and circulation. Clean the finger you want to prick with the alcohol wipe. Remove the lancet cap then hold the lancet against the tip of your finger. Press the lancet button to perform the finger prick (don’t worry, it feels like a pinch!). Next, hold your pricked finger over the ADX card’s sample collection window. You can gently squeeze your finger to get more droplets (you’ll need about 8 in total to fill the card). You may also perform a “milking” action, applying gentle pressure on either side of the base of your finger and slowly moving toward the fingertip.
Once filled, leave your ADX card to dry for at least one hour. Meanwhile, clean up and dispose of the used collection tools by sealing them into a Ziploc bag and placing them in the garbage. As soon as your sample is dry, place it into the sample bag and then slide it into the prepaid envelope. You’ll want to mail your test the same day, so head to your nearest mailbox and drop it inside. And that’s it, you’re done! You will be notified when your sample arrives at the lab and then again when your results are ready to view.
Different infections have different biological markers to indicate a positive result.
STIs detected through blood: HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
STIs detected through urine: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Syphilis
Instead of creating separate tests, which would require you to know which infection you may have been exposed to (most people do not know this information), we combined them to create a single, easy test that everyone can use.
Our Sexual Health Test screens for 7 of the most common STIs to provide a comprehensive overview of your sexual health.
STIs become detectable at different times, called the “window period.” If you are aware that you have been exposed to a specific STI, see below for the estimated time it takes to become detectable.
If you are unsure of the specific STI you have been exposed to, the recommended waiting period before taking an STI test is 12 weeks.
Up to 85% of new sexually transmitted diseases have no noticeable symptoms. Regular testing can help you detect a silent infection and prevent complications. Many STIs can be cured with antibiotics, and all STIs can be treated and managed with medication.
Most medical professionals agree that if you are sexually active outside of a long-term monogamous relationship, you should get tested for STIs at least once a year. However, certain risk factors may indicate the need for more frequent testing.
The following risk factors are linked with a greater likelihood of contracting an STI. Such as:
Yes. This test is intended to be used by all genders.
We recommend waiting until a few days after your menstrual cycle ends. This is because any blood contamination in your urine sample can cause an error in your results and require re-testing.
Yes, being tested for STIs as early as possible is a crucial part of pregnancy care. Untreated STIs during pregnancy can lead to serious complications for you and your baby. If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, it is recommended that you are tested for STIs, even if you have been tested in the recent past.
First, if you test positive for an STI it is important to remember that ALL sexually transmitted infections are treatable, and many are curable.
Your test results will be explained to you in your secure, online portal. If you test positive, a physician will reach out to you to help you get a better understanding of your results as well as explain the possible next steps. You can download or print your results to share with your primary care provider or access a telehealth consultation with board-certified physicians through our partner, Sesame Care. At this point, your healthcare provider may order confirmatory tests or prescribe treatment. You may also receive instructions to re-test once a specified amount of time has passed after completing treatment.
In the event you have abnormal results, which does not always mean a positive result, a representative from our physician network will reach out to you and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your particular case.
It is crucial that you inform your sexual partners of your test results, whether they’re positive or negative. Sharing this information will help stop the spread of any infection and will allow your partners to seek testing and treatment immediately if necessary.
Nationally notifiable diseases are a list of contagious infectious diseases that all healthcare providers are legally required to report to the health department and the CDC. Whether you are tested in a traditional physician’s office, a lab, a clinic, or an at-home test, positive results are required to be reported.
This requirement is so that the CDC can keep track of diseases and take action in the event of an outbreak. Healthyr respects your privacy and only shares information that is legally required by the state, nothing more. The STIs that currently require reporting are HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
Our team of experts is available Monday-Friday 9 AM – 9 PM EST to answer your questions, troubleshoot issues, and provide guidance on best practices.