Home Test Kits During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • July 2, 2020

    While members are at home, they can still complete important health tests.

    Premera works with Home Access Health (Home Access) to send preventive and disease monitoring screenings to members who are due for either of two tests. Home Access will order and send fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits to members with colorectal cancer screening gaps and will order and send hemoglobin HbA1c (HbA1c) test kits to members with diabetic HbA1c testing gaps. Test kits will be sent between June 29 and July 13, 2020.

    Members participating in these programs receive their results within two weeks of the lab’s receipt of the member’s sample(s).

    Hemoglobin HbA1c Testing for Members with Diabetes

    Individuals age 18-75 with a diagnosis of diabetes, receive a hemoglobin A1C test once every 12 months.

    For more information, review the HbA1C Testing for Patients with Diabetes tip sheet.

    FIT for Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Individuals age 50-75 years are screened for colorectal cancer at regular intervals for detection of abnormalities.

    For more information, read the colorectal cancer screening Provider News article.

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