SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1health.io, the leading Testing as a Service (TaaS) company, today announced it is now working with more than a dozen educational institutions across the country to provide saliva-based COVID-19 tests for students, faculty, and staff. This comes at a crucial moment for testing as cases peak and the government seeks to further stabilize the economy.
With testing at scale, 1health empowers educational institutions with the ability to offer convenient, non-invasive, and remote options for diagnostic testing. Schools and universities can now provide their students and staff members with self administered testing that eliminates inconvenient, or even risky, visits to crowded testing centers—all while doing away with long wait times for results.
“As the economy seeks to reopen fully, we know that testing at scale is the only way to keep schools, businesses, and organizations open,” said 1health CEO Mehdi Maghsoodnia. “We are proud to see campuses all over the country adopting quick, accessible, remote testing through our platforms.”
As of November 2020, U.S. COVID-19 cases are rapidly climbing into around nine million, with many predicting that the winter surge will be the pandemic’s most dangerous yet. At the same time, the CDC warns that young people might be playing an increasingly important role in community transmission. Given increased risk, the government looks to transition to increased testing in order to fully reopen the economy, bringing about a pivotal moment for testing at scale.
Current 1health education partners include, but are not limited to, the following organizations:
- Rider University
- Mansfield University
- St. Louis College of Pharmacy
- Modesto City School District
- Lake Tahoe CC
- Shrub Oak Academy
- Exeter Academy
- Windward Academy
- Worcester Academy
- St. Johnsbury Academy
- Chilton ISD
- East Chambers ISD
1health provides Testing as a Service, enabling partners to easily deploy, manage, and personalize testing at scale. The company pioneered the concept first in the field of DNA testing and now supports simple self administered COVID-19 tests that are authorized by the FDA under EUA.
1health tests can be taken from anywhere - at home, at work, in a dorm room, or on-the-go. Saliva is collected in a tube, sealed with reagents, and shipped to a qualified lab in a secure envelope. Test results are delivered digitally to the person within 48 hours of the lab receiving the sample, and can be viewed on the secure patient dashboard on the 1health online platform.
For more information about 1health and to learn if its testing as a service platform is appropriate for your institution or group, please visit www.1health.io.
1health is the pioneer in enabling testing as a service, making diagnostic testing easy and accessible for everyone. Its platform powers engaging health applications for telehealth companies, hospital systems, corporations and government agencies, school systems, and consumer brands, allowing them to easily deploy, manage, and personalize testing at scale. 1health’s cloud-based architecture allows for seamless management and tracing of tests, providing distribution across the country for faster testing, and an easy-to-read dashboard with actional next steps after testing. 1health keeps more than seven million people healthy and informed through its partners and direct-to-consumer brand, and supports compliance with applicable privacy and security requirements of its partners and their customers. To learn more, go to www.1health.io.