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
"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
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
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SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation