How are Everlywell’s tests different than the ones I get from my doctor?
Our tests are the same tests ordered by your doctors’ office and are just as accurate as the panels run at traditional brick-and-mortar labs. The primary difference is the sample type, for example, a dried blood spot instead of venous blood draw. The instruments and assays used by our partner laboratories are comparable to -- and often the same as -- those used by the labs a doctor’s office uses. Our at-home sample collection methods, like dried blood spot or saliva, have been widely accepted and highly utilized for decades in areas of the laboratory industry such as neonatal testing and metabolic screening; we simply broadened the scope of that utilization to include other tests.