SAN FRANCISCO — The Vitamin Shoppe has teamed with 1health to offer simple, self-administered saliva-based COVID-19 tests to its customers nationwide. The tests are available now for purchase at www.vitaminshoppe.com/lp/
1health said it empowers partners with the ability to offer convenient, non-invasive, and remote options for diagnostic testing, which eliminates inconvenient or even risky visits to testing centers while also eliminating long wait times for results. 1health’s platform will allow The Vitamin Shoppe to launch its private, secure, and scalable testing portal quickly, and to have tracking and reporting that is quick and reliable for its customers.
“Our goal from the beginning was to make testing easy and accessible for everyone, and working with the team at The Vitamin Shoppe allows us to do just that,” said Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of 1health. “By teaming up with this incredible group of industry leaders, we are able to reach a large audience who has their health and wellness at the forefront and bring our self-administered COVID-19 tests to them and together help contain this pandemic.”
1health provides Testing as a Service, enabling partners to easily deploy, manage, and personalize testing at scale. The company pioneered the concept and are the first in the field of DNA testing with a simple self-administered COVID-19 saliva test that was authorized by the FDA under EUA earlier last year.
The tests can be taken from anywhere – at home, at work, in a hotel, or on-the-go. Saliva is collected in a tube, sealed with reagents, and shipped to a qualified lab in a secure envelope. Test results are delivered digitally to the person within 48 hours of the lab receiving the sample, and can be viewed on the secure patient dashboard on the 1health online platform.