The test may be taken by an employee from home or in the workplace. Saliva is collected in a tube, sealed with reagents and shipped to a qualified lab in a secure envelope
WorkCare, a U.S.-based occupational health company, has partnered with 1Health.io, the leading technology company that provides precision testing as a service, to provide a self-administered COVID-19 diagnostic saliva test to help keep healthy employees on the job and those with SARS-CoV-2 infection at home.
The test may be taken by an employee from home or in the workplace. Saliva is collected in a tube, sealed with reagents and shipped to a qualified lab in a secure envelope. Test status and results are received within 48 hours of lab receival and are accessible via 1Health.io’s secure online platform. A WorkCare occupational health physician consults with employees who test positive, providing guidance on appropriate care, home isolation and return-to-work expectations.
The saliva test is particularly convenient for employees who:
Work alone or in remote geographic locations
Have a suspected exposure or symptoms
Are required to take a test in order to start work
WorkCare’s clients include leading film and TV studios and Fortune 100 companies with essential operations.
Diagnostic testing is part of WorkCare’s suite of COVID-19 solutions. A positive test result often identifies infected employees without symptoms who are contagious and should be isolated at home. Alternatively, a negative test indicates an employee with symptoms may have something other than COVID-19, such as seasonal allergies, and can be safely cleared for work.
“Diagnostic testing is an essential component of our comprehensive workplace strategy to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19,” said WorkCare President and CEO William E. Nixon. “We are pleased to be partnering with 1Health.io to provide this convenient way to get tested and obtain results without having to leave home or work.”
Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of 1Health.io, said, “We aim to make testing easy and accessible for everyone, and our platform enables partners to deliver testing to their employees wherever they are, and safely bring them back to work as quickly as possible. We are excited to partner with WorkCare and to continue to provide testing as a service.”
Source: Company Press Release