Detailed Testing Information

Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the HIV Home Test Kit is easy to use. Each test kit comes with a detailed instructions booklet with illustrations which will take you through pre-test registration and counseling; collecting a blood sample; shipping that sample to our accredited laboratory and calling back for test results, post-test counseling and referrals.

Throughout the testing process, professionally trained counselors are available to provide assistance and to answer your questions. To protect your privacy, you are identified only by your eleven-digit Home Access code number (which comes with the kit).

Code Number Registration and Pre-Test Counseling
You begin by calling a toll free number to register your anonymous Home Access code number and complete pre-test counseling, questions and demographic information. You can choose to speak to a Home Access counselor or use our automated registration and education system. Our counselors are available to help you with any questions or personal concerns, at your request.

Sample Collection
Using the retractable safety lancet provided, you prick your fingertip and place drops of blood on the blood specimen card included in the test kit. You only need enough blood to fill a circle the size of a dime.

Shipping of Sample
Your blood sample is protected by an enclosed weather resistant protective pouch which is placed in a self-addressed, pre-paid FedEx® or U.S. Mail shipping envelope, all included in the test kit. Your sample is shipped directly to the Home Access certified laboratory.

Laboratory Analysis
The Home Access laboratory is FDA approved and CLIA certified (laboratory registration certificate CLIA #14D0981820). Our procedures and protocols have been certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration under cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices). At the laboratory, your blood sample is tested by experienced technicians using the exact same test ordered by doctors' offices, hospitals and clinics, ensuring greater than 99.9% accuracy.

When are Results Available
Depending on which test kit you purchased, results for the HIV Home Test Kit should be available in 3 business days (EXPRESS KIT) or 7 business days (STANDARD KIT) (not including Sundays & Holidays) after ship date. After receiving results by phone you may request a written copy of results by email or by U.S. mail. For more information see instructions above.

Post-Test Counseling
You access your test result and receive post-test counseling by once again entering your Home Access® code number. Home Access® counselors are available to offer nationwide medical and social service referrals to people requiring further assistance. Counselors can search from more than 19,000 organizations included in the Home Access Health referral database to identify the most appropriate resource to meet your specific needs.

HIV Test Kit Contents

• Directional Insert
• Things You Should Know About HIV and AIDS Booklet
• Blood Specimen Collection Card with Home Access Code Number
• Alcohol Prep Pad
• Gauze Pad
• 2 Safety Lancets
• Adhesive Bandage
• Specimen Return Pouch
• Lancet Disposal Container
• Cardboard Envelope
• Express Shipping Envelope