YouHealth, a family owned telemedicine company, has partnered with Life Hope Labs of Atlanta, GA to offer the Country’s first at-home Covid-19 at-home test kits, priced at cost, to patients anywhere in the US whether or not they have insurance so long as they meet CDC guidelines for test authorization of showing relevant symptoms.
Available to both insured and uninsured patients, YouHealth, a telemedicine company started by a medical family including a Mayo Clinic trained and army reserve physician, a physician assistant working on a US military base in Missouri and the Company’s founder Henry Gindt, a former Trump Administration official who helped launch the Office of American Innovation at The White House with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Chris Liddell and Quellie Moorhead, has partnered with Life Hope Labs of Atlanta, GA, to run at-home test kits for Covid-19.
YouHealth’s lab partner, an independent lab in Atlanta, Georgia called Life Hope Labs, has the capacity to run 3,000 tests per day currently on 4 Thermo Fisher hospital-grade machines which received FDA emergency use authorization this week. Turnaround time is 24 hours after the lab receives a patient's test sample, which is mailed back directly to the lab using your nearest FedEx or UPS after following the instructions in the test kit, including placing the specimen on the included cooling packs. More testing is urgently needed and staying at home and continuing to practice "social distancing" will prevent you from spreading the disease to others as well as getting infected yourself. See the most common symptoms of Coronavirus as seen from patients in China here.
People can order the YouHealth COVID-19 at-home test on the company’s website, but must answer questions about their basic health, symptoms and risk factors for the coronavirus disease though a survey completed after placing the order. A YouHealth affiliated doctor will authorize the test after reviewing these answers to determine if a person qualifies for testing, based on criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, because COVID-19 tests are not plentiful in the U.S., doctors, including YouHealth physicians and medical providers, are trying to rule out other respiratory diseases like flu first, and only ordering tests for people with symptoms who also have other risk factors for infection, such as being in close contact with others who have been diagnosed.
If a YouHealth affiliated doctor authorizes the test, you will receive a test kit in the mail with detailed instructions on how to mail in an oral and nasal swab specimen directly to our lab partner’s federally certified lab in Atlanta. You will receive test results via secured email message or phone call within 24 hours of receipt by the lab of your specimen if you test positive for Covid-19. The tests are run on state of the art Thermo Fisher hospital-grade systems, which received FDA authorization this week.
Stay well, remain calm and continue to practice "social distancing."