NEW YORK ─ Binx Health said on Tuesday that its at-home sample collection kits that enable testing for sexually transmitted infections are available through Walgreens Find Care, a digital health platform available on the Walgreens app and at Walgreens.com.
The at-home collection kits include tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and HPV, as well as other common STIs.
"Partners like Walgreens are vitally important to advancing public health and align with Binx's mission of accessible, clinically appropriate testing for all," Binx Health CEO Jeffrey Luber said in a statement. "Due to the convenience of at-home sample collection, consumers can potentially shorten illness times, prevent transmission, and improve sexual health."
Financial and other terms of the partnership between Binx Health and Walgreens were not disclosed.
Consumers are connected through Walgreens Find Care to mybinxhealth.com where they can fill out a questionnaire to identify which STI sample collection kit may be the most appropriate for them. Sample collection kits are sent directly to the home, and self-collected samples are then returned to one of Binx's CLIA-certified laboratory partners for processing.
According to Binx Health, diagnostic test results are made available through a consumer's personal portal within a few days of sample receipt by the laboratory. If test results are positive, a clinician will notify the consumer and discuss a treatment plan.
Boston-based Binx Health recently obtained a US Food and Drug Administration CLIA waiver for a molecular point-of-care instrument, Binx io, and tests for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.