Labcorp has launched an offering that combines its diagnostic tests with a phlebotomy service from Getlabs to test consumers in their own homes.
Earlier in the year, Getlabs announced its Series A funding, with Labcorp participating in the round. Labcorp’s portfolio of digital health solutions includes Labcorp OnDemand, Labcorp’s Patient Portal app and Ovia Health, a digital health platform used by millions of women seeking information and support with family planning, pregnancy and parenting.
With the Getlabs service, individuals can schedule a home blood draw or specimen collection when it’s convenient for them. Appointments are available through Labcorp.com. Getlabs provides at-home lab appointments performed by its full-time phlebotomists and charges a fee starting at $25. Getlabs for Labcorp is available in 50 U.S. markets, reaching more than 50 percent of the U.S. population and complements Labcorp’s nearly 2,000 patient service centers.
Labcorp said the pandemic highlighted the need to provide people with increased options and convenience, including individuals without easy access to transportation, and people with disabilities, chronic conditions or who are immunocompromised.
“We want to make it easy for people to manage their health and this collaboration with Getlabs significantly expands Labcorp’s home testing options to include our full range of tests,” said Amy Summy, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Labcorp, in a statement. “The blend of easy scheduling online, our full set of tests, and in-person testing makes it simple for individuals who want the convenience of at-home collection but are uncomfortable drawing their own blood or require diagnostic tests beyond those offered through Labcorp’s at-home kits.”
Each Getlabs phlebotomist is certified and vetted to collect blood, saliva, stool, urine, and breath samples, and can also measure vital signs and biometrics. The samples can be used for Labcorp’s full range of testing, from standard wellness tests to advanced tests including liquid biopsies for cancer. Lab results are sent to the ordering doctor and are available in the Labcorp Patient Portal.