What Makes Everlywell so Accurate?
First and foremost, Everlywell utilizes CLIA-certified labs, meaning each lab is required to meet or exceed federal precision, accuracy, and validity standards. They are state licensed as well as subjected to regular inspections and independent third-party performance verifications.
Everlywell’s best-in-class science is overseen by physicians, and collection methods and service are rigorously validated. Being clinically validated means these tests have been put up against traditional testing methods, ensuring they meet the standards of test accuracy and reliability. Their independent network of board-certified physicians will also review each lab requisition (a requirement for testing), and review final results. Results are shared in an easy-to-understand way, and a “doctor friendly” copy is also offered should you wish to take your results to your healthcare provider.
Everlywell’s Partnership with CLIA-Certified Laboratories
In the United States, lab testing is regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The CLIA-mandated regulations are primarily administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with state health departments, and all of Everlywell’s labs and tests comply with these regulations. In addition to CLIA-certification, many of Everlywell’s labs are also accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which is considered the gold standard in lab testing quality regulation.
When using Everlywell, you have access to high-quality Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs), which is defined by the FDA as a test intended for clinical use and designed, manufactured, and used within a single laboratory. Roughly 11,000 labs offering 100,000 LDTs exist in the U.S., and LDTs are performed by most labs in the U.S.
While many states require lab tests to be requested by a physician, Everlywell solves this problem by working with an independent network of board-certified physicians to provide authorization, review, and consultation services. All requests are sent through a HIPAA-secure Application Programming Interface (API).
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Clinically Validated At Home Testing
Clinically validated essentially means it has been proven to be just as effective as traditional testing. Everlywell has partnered with nationwide labs to validate the accuracy of self-collected results compared with samples that are clinically collected. The data is reviewed and approved by the certified Laboratory Director at each partner lab, Everlywell’s Clinical Team, and the partner physician network’s medical team.
Many of the tests offered through Everlywell are the same as those ordered in a physician’s office. The biggest difference is those that utilize a dried blood sample (DBS) rather than a venous blood draw. While the samples are different, DBS has been shown to be an adequate sample for accurate testing. All instruments used by the partner labs are comparable to those used by labs at doctor’s offices.
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Everlywell Works With Real, Board-Certified Physicians
Everlywell works closely with an independent network of board-certified physicians, available to support your entire testing experience. One physician will review your lab requisition, final test results, and provide a consultation and prescription when necessary.
Their clinical leadership team is comprised of medical experts, so you can rest assured that all aspects of the testing process are taken seriously and treated professionally.