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Allow your employees to test themselves for the most important health markers. The Corporate Health Check test gives users a snapshot of their overall health by measuring biomarkers in key areas that may be causing undiagnosed symptoms, increase risk of future disease, or be indicative of other health conditions. These biomarkers are identical to what may be tested at the GP’s office during a checkup. This health test gives your staff the opportunity to take control of their health and incorporate lifestyle changes as needed to keep a healthy lifestyle.

Test method: Finger prick test

What do we test for?

Cholesterol HbA1c HDL% of total cholesterol High-density lipoprotein (HDL) Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) Triglycerides
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About the Test
What's in the test?
Summary of Biomarkers

About the Test

What is the Corporate Health Check?

The Corporate Health Check is designed to allow corporations and employees of all ages to easily check key health markers. It is a finger prick test that can be taken from home or in the office, and is the same as blood tests performed in doctor’s offices or at a clinic. Employers can provide this test in a one-time or subscription-based format. Feel free to contact [email protected] to discuss the available options. After the sample is taken and mailed to the laboratory, the test will be analysed by a certified laboratory and the user will receive the results within a matter of days. Test results remain confidential to the user, with summary reports on the workforce’s overall health available. It couldn’t be easier!

Previous users of the Corporate Health Check reported finding they had elevated cholesterol and/or high blood sugar without experiencing any symptoms. As high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes are linked to diet and lifestyle, prevention and early detection are key. Giving employees the opportunities to test themselves can allow them to make lifestyle changes earlier, as well as stay healthy and productive.

What can the results of the Corporate Health Check tell you?

The results of the Corporate Health Check give employees information about their individual risk of lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Individuals will receive a detailed report with their test results and steps they can take to improve their overall health. Homed-IQ also has medical support staff available to answer any questions related to test results. For employers, summary reports of their employees’ average test results can be provided (when more than twenty employees are tested), indicating if and where initiatives from the employer are needed to help improve the health of employees.

What's in the test?

What’s in the test?

Homed-IQ’s Corporate Health Check comes with everything you need to take a blood sample from home. Simply activate your test and follow the detailed instructions included in your kit to prepare your sample, then mail it to our laboratory using the prepaid shipping label. Results will be available within days.

As the Corporate Health Check includes several different blood tests, two blood samples are required.

Your kit contains the following:

  • 3 x lancets
  • 2x blood collection tubes (1x EDTA & 1x Serum)
  • 2x alcohol wipes
  • 2x band aids
  • 2x alcohol-free disinfecting wipes
  • 1x return envelope
  • 1x protective bag with absorbent material

Both blood collection tubes should be filled to receive a complete test result

Summary of Biomarkers

Cholesterol and Lipids

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is found in every cell of the body. The body uses cholesterol as a building block for cells and hormones and for the production of bile. There are two types of cholesterol: one in the form of HDL (high-density cholesterol) and LDL (low-density cholesterol). HDL is also referred to as the ‘good’ cholesterol and LDL is known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol. High cholesterol does not usually cause any symptoms, but can cause heart disease and stroke over time.

HDL

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is also known as “good” cholesterol because it transports excess bad cholesterol to your liver to clear it. Higher HDL levels are associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes such as increasing exercise, quitting smoking, and improving one’s diet have been seen to increase HDL.

LDL

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body, creating the risk that cholesterol builds up in the arteries and can cause cardiovascular disease. Elevated LDL can indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

HDL % of total cholesterol

The percentage of total cholesterol refers to the amount of HDL (= “good” cholesterol) in the body that can fight the LDL (= “bad” cholesterol). The higher the percentage of total cholesterol is HDL, the better. To learn more about good and bad cholesterol, read our blog.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are the most common types of fats in the body. Excess calories, alcohol and sugars are converted into triglycerides and stored in the body as fat. An elevated triglyceride level increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Blood Sugar

HbA1C

HbA1C indicates the average blood sugar level over the past three months. HbA1C measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the blood protein that carries oxygen. The higher the percentage, the higher your blood sugar. High blood sugar level can be linked to Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Many people with diabetes or prediabetes have no symptoms in the beginning. This is why testing can help catch high blood sugar before it becomes diabetes, or ensure diabetes is managed before negative health effects occur. Do you want to know what is the difference  between Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2? Then our article “Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes” might be interesting for you.

How does it work?

Order your test
After you have placed the order, your test kit will be delivered within a few days in discreet packaging.
Activate and take your sample
After the online activation of the test kit, you can collect the test sample and return it to the lab for analysis.
Receive your test result
A certified laboratory will analyze your test and share it with our medical team, after which you receive the results in your account.

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Frequently asked questions

When will I know the final test result?

After you mail your sample to the lab, it should take a few business days to arrive. Once the sample is in the laboratory, it will be analysed within three business days. We aim to get your results to you as fast as possible!

Does my health insurance cover the costs of a Homed-IQ test?

Many health insurers have a partnership with Homed-IQ. If this is the case, the sessions are reimbursed from your supplementary insurance. Homed-IQ is not covered by the basic insurance. During the first session, our sales representative can tell you exactly what agreements have been made and what you can expect.

Where can I get further explanation of my test results or medical advice?

We have several physicians on staff that are available to answer questions related to your test result. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Does Homed-IQ also offer a subscription based testing model to employers?

Yes, feel free to contact one of our sales representatives via [email protected].

I would like to offer different tests to my employees, is that possible?

Yes, this is possible. Please contact [email protected] to discuss personalised testing programs.

How can an employer use the information from the Corporate Health Check?

When more than twenty employees are tested, the individual results of the Corporate Health Check can be anonymized, averaged, and summarised in a dashboard overview of your workforce’s health. While this overview does not reveal any individual test results or personal information about the employees, this summary can indicate where health initiatives in the workplace could be implemented. For example, a subsidised gym membership or an offering of healthy foods in the office.

Are the test results of employees kept private from the employer?

Yes, all Homed-IQ test results are confidential to the user, and never shared with third parties. If the employer requests an overview of staff test results, only anonymous average values based on the entire group tested will be shared. Furthermore, this overview is only available when more than twenty employees are tested to preserve individual privacy.

How often should you do a general health check?

While opinions vary, routine physical exams are generally recommended once a year if you’re over the age of 50, and once every 3 years if you’re younger than 50 and in good health. If you have a chronic disease or other ongoing health issues, you should see your doctor more often, no matter how old you are.

Early detection and treatment of potential illnesses will help you maintain a healthy mind, body and quality of life.

Why are regular preventive health screening tests important?

Preventive health screening tests can help identify health risks before they develop into disease, or reveal health issues before symptoms become apparent. This can improve the chances of treatment and cure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading causes of poor health and death in Western Europe are preventable or can be delayed by early intervention (Source).

How reliable is Homed-IQ’s testing process?

All test samples are processed in the same laboratories used by hospitals, general practitioners and medical specialists. Homed-IQ’s partner labs are ISO 15189 certified and have the highest levels of accreditation.

The sensitivity and specificity for this blood test is almost 100%. Sensitivity is the ability of a test to correctly identify test users with a disease. Specificity is the ability of a test to correctly identify people without the disease.