Reliability

It is Homed-IQ’s priority to provide reliable remote diagnostics so that you can be sure of a test result, equal in quality to tests carried out in a clinic or GP’s office. All Homed-IQ tests are processed in ISO 15189 certified laboratories and stored in a secure online results system that protects your privacy. Read on to learn more about Homed-IQ’s reliability of our testing procedures. 

 

Products

Our tests are also known as in vitro diagnostics (IVDs). IVDs are tests that are performed on samples taken from the human body (such as blood or urine) and are examined outside the body. All our products are compliant with the requirements of the in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulations (IVDR) and are CE certified, ensuring that our tests are safe to use and meet the requirements of medical devices in the European Union. 

It is our priority to offer home health tests equal in accuracy and quality to tests performed in a doctor’s office or clinic. All Homed-IQ tests have been scientifically validated for home use and are highly sensitive and specific. 

Test Name
Sensitivity 
Specificity

Chlamydia 

99.9%

99.9%

Gonorrhea

99.3%

99.3%

Trichomoniasis

100%

99.2%

Syphilis

100%

99.9%

HIV

99.9%

99.9%

Hepatitis B

99.9%

99.9%

COVID-19 Antibody Test

90.3%

99.8%

Sensitivity and specificity of STI and SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests

 

Packaging and Delivery

All Homed-IQ tests are packaged in discreet boxes that can fit through a mail slot. The return envelope is made from durable plastic and meets packaging regulations for biological materials. All return samples are enclosed in additional protective packaging to ensure leaks do not occur. The test return box is approved by PostNL and Deutsche Post for medical mail (P650).

 

Laboratory

Homed-IQ tests are always processed in certified laboratories. All test analysis is performed by Labor Stein in Mönchengladbach. This laboratory is  ISO-15189 accredited and also performs analyses for hospitals, GPs, and governmental organizations. Test results are always reviewed by a senior scientist who has medical responsibility for test results. The interpretation of test results is reviewed by our team of medical doctors who can be contacted if further explanation or guidance is needed.

 

Declaration of conformity

A declaration of conformity is a declaration by a manufacturer that their product(s) conforms to all relevant safety regulations and specifies who is responsible for this conformity. This conformity is what a CE marking is based on. 

Click here to read Homed-IQ’s declaration of conformity.

 

IT, Privacy and Data Protection

Homed-IQ ensures the privacy of users by using a code system for connecting users to their tests. This means tests do not have customer names or data on them, only a numerical identification code. Users must activate their test’s unique code online, linking their test to their online account. Test codes are encrypted and non-sequential, meaning they cannot be guessed by others. Homed-IQ tests cannot be processed without activation, which links the test to the user.

The test activation and results system is SSL secured and customer data is automatically removed from our system after 30 days. Homed-IQ only requests data that is relevant to the processing of test results. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

  • Dedicated host server (ISO27001 and NEN7510 certified) with 24/7 monitoring
  • HL7 server and CRM server are separated
  • Results sent in HL7 v2 standard (Health Level 7)
  • Connection between lab and Homed-IQ is VPN-based
  • Data transmission is via TCP/IP
 
Do you have any questions about the reliability of our tests, data processing, or laboratory? Please contact us.