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HIV Home Test:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Results are obtained using a Combo Antigen/Antibody ELISA for the qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 (HIV-1 groups M and O) and HIV type 2 (HIV-2) in human blood.
- Mail-in test kit for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2
- Over 99.9% accuracy and as reliable as tests used by doctors and hospitals
- Uses FDA approved technology
- Discreet and fast, results available online in 2-5 days
- Two-way postage and lab service fees included
- FSA and HSA payments eligible
- Free telemedicine physician consultations if you ever test positive
A number of symptoms associated with the flu may be early signs of HIV. These include:
- swollen lymph nodes (generally in the neck)
Other possible symptoms are muscle and joint pain, sore throat, and ulcers in the mouth or on the genitals. Some people also experience night sweats and diarrhea.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. The human body cannot get rid of HIV. Once you have HIV, you have it for life.
No safe and effective cure currently exists, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Antiretroviral therapy or ART can dramatically prolong the lives of many people infected with HIV and lower their chance of infecting others. Before the introduction of ART in the mid-1990s, people with HIV could progress to AIDS in just a few years. Today, someone diagnosed with HIV and treated before the disease is advanced can have a nearly normal life expectancy.
Who should have an HIV test?
The CDC recommends that screening for HIV should be performed routinely for all individuals aged 13-64.
Why is a blood spot test better than oral fluid?
The myLAB Box test service uses a self-collected finger stick blood mailed to a qualified lab. According to the CDC, blood based testing finds infection earlier than testing using oral fluid; Up to 1 in 12 infected people may test false-negative with tests that use oral fluid.
For more information about HIV visit the CDC website.
THE MYLAB BOX HIV TEST SYSTEM
You are in control – The myLAB Box telemedicine HIV counseling and testing service is designed for use directly by consumers.
Accurate – Clinically proven to be over 99.9% accurate. Testing with blood provides greater accuracy than testing with oral fluid because blood contains higher levels of antibodies (Lancet Infectious Diseases 2012; 12:373-380). In clinical trials, the myLAB Box HIV test system was 100% sensitive and 100% specific.
Discreet – You can test and receive results from home or on the go without the need to drive to a clinic or visit a doctor’s office.
Telemedicine – Access to professional STD councilors and physicians in your state via telemedicine is free of charge if you ever test positive using our service.
Timely – Your results are available 2-5 days after you mail back your sample (excluding weekends and holidays).
Easy – A non-invasive, simple fingerstick sample is all that is needed
myLAB Box offers individuals with laboratory services for wellness monitoring. All tests are validated by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Results are comparable to samples collected in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory. Tests used in myLAB Box kits have been developed and performance characteristics determined by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Tests have not been approved by the US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA), although individual components of some tests performed in the laboratory are FDA-cleared. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary for laboratory-developed tests such as those offered by my LAB Box. These tests are used for clinical purposes only. They should not be regarded as investigational or for research. myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing and follow the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The tests, and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. All information given as to the use of the tests is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s consultation.
Testing is Quick and Easy
If you ever test positive, enjoy free physician consultations via phone.
- Order online & test at home
- Collect & mail in your sample in 5 minutes
- Get lab-certified results on the go
HOW OUR HIV TEST WORKS
Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the myLAB Box HIV test system is easy to use. Each test kit comes with detailed instructions and illustrations. Throughout the testing process, professionally trained counselors are available to provide assistance and to answer your questions. To protect your privacy, the entire test and consultation can be conducted from home.
1. Order online
You begin by purchasing an HIV test kit from our website or our many partners. Expect it to arrive at your doorstep within 2-5 days in a discreet package.
2. Collect your sample
Using the retractable safety lancet provided, you prick your fingertip and place drops of blood on the blood specimen card included in the test kit. You only need enough blood to fill a circle the size of a dime.
3. Ship it back
Your blood sample is protected by an enclosed weather resistant protective pouch which is placed in a self-addressed, pre-paid shipping envelope (included). Your sample is shipped directly to an accredited laboratory.
4. Laboratory analysis
myLAB Box tests your sample via our CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) certified laboratory partners. Many of the individual components of our tests are FDA cleared and all tests have been fully validated according to state and federal guidelines (which include CLIA and College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards). Our laboratory only uses the most current methods that are proven to have the highest level of accuracy for clinical diagnostic testing. At the laboratory, your blood sample is tested by experienced technicians using the exact same test ordered by doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics, ensuring greater than 99.9% accuracy.
5. Check your results
The results of your HIV test will be available in your HIPAA secure online account within 2-5 days from mailing back your sample to us. You can easily download a written copy of your lab-certified results by clicking n the “Download” button next to your test result.
6. Post-test counseling
You can receive post-test counseling by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. IF you ever test positive using the myLAB Box HIV test service, your telemedicine physician consultation is completely free of charge.