Home Access Offers New, Next-Day HIV-1 Test With +99.9% Proven Accuracy
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health Corporation, the manufacturer of the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved at-home HIV-1 test, announced today that it has begun providing next business day results for its Express HIV-1 Test System. The accelerated, next business-day results continue to provide the same proven +99.9% accuracy as existing Home Access HIV-1 tests. "When it comes to HIV testing, accuracy is so important, and unlike rapid HIV tests, our tests include repeat screening and confirmation testing," said Tracey Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Home Access. "While we've taken this extra step to provide our customers with the fastest lab test results possible, we have not compromised our +99.9% testing accuracy." "The next-day HIV-1 test is a great example of our commitment to respond to customer needs without sacrificing safety. We strive to find new and better technology-based solutions to address a real barrier to quality health care today: the inability of people to obtain fast, convenient and confidential information about their health," Powell added. "Home Access's next-day results moves in-home testing in the same direction we are going with rapid testing in clinics and doctors' offices," said Robert S. Jackson, M.D., Communicable Diseases Branch Chief, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. "The test utilizes the same chemical products to produce equally valid results." The next-day HIV-1 test continues to provide unique, comprehensive pre- and post-test HIV counseling to everyone tested. Individuals can access counseling and results anonymously using their telephone. Trained counselors guide customers through the testing process, offering HIV prevention and resource education. "Home Access doesn't just give people a test. It offers a real system that includes counseling, referrals and confirmation testing," said Wesley Tahsir-Rodriguez, M.P.H., Director of Health Policy, Latino Commission on AIDS. "From a public health perspective, accuracy and counseling are absolutely critical for people when they learn they are HIV-positive." Home Access HIV-1 tests utilize a retractable safety lancet for blood collection. Customers prick a fingertip and place drops of blood on the blood specimen card included in the test kit. The next-day HIV-1 test will retail for $59.99. Home Access HIV-1 test kits are available to consumers at most major retail pharmacies and drug stores, as well as online at http://www.homeaccess.com and by fax or mail order. About Home Access Home Access Health Corporation is a pioneer and market leader in personal convenience diagnostics. Home Access is the only company approved by the FDA to provide at-home testing for HIV-1 and Hepatitis C. In addition, Home Access offers physician-directed at-home tests for management of CardioDiabetes, including lipids (cholesterol panel), liver enzyme (ALT), and hemoglobin (HbA1c). The company's proprietary platform integrates mail-in micro-blood samples with highly accurate diagnostic testing and interactive communication methods that have made Home Access a trusted brand in personal health care. For more information call 1-800-HIV-TEST or visit http://www.homeaccess.com. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Tracey T. Powell http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=10012625
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