By Jessica Hagen
California-based diagnostics startup Simple HealthKit announced that it is partnering with Walmart to make its home diagnostic test kits for diabetes, sexual wellness and respiratory health available to customers via the retail chain’s website.
Simple HeathKit’s sexual health test kit can identify gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. Its respiratory test can detect influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and its diabetes-focused test helps identify markers for Type 2 diabetes.
Customers can order the tests through Walmart.com with physician oversight and perform the tests at home. Testers then send the sample to a Simple HealthKit lab, and within 24 hours, customers will receive the results. Customers with abnormal results will be connected to a care provider for free follow-up care.