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Home Access Health Corporation Adds Fasting Glucose to the Checkup America(SM) Micro Serum Test Platform. - Heart Disease Weekly

Home Access Health Corporation announced the release of fasting glucose as the next addition to the CheckUp America(SM) Mail-in laboratory test platform. The Company can now perform multiple laboratory tests, including a complete cholesterol panel, hemoglobin A1c, ALT liver enzyme, and fasting glucose, using 4 drops of fingerstick blood.

Fasting glucose is the recognized standard for the diagnosis of diabetes, a chronic disease that affects nearly 24 million Americans, and the A1C test is commonly used to monitor glucose control in people already diagnosed with diabetes.

CheckUp AmericaSM is the American Diabetes Association's diabetes and heart disease prevention program. This program helps Americans learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes so they can work to prevent it. The American Diabetes Association and Shaping America's Health are working with Home Access Health Corporation to bring you the CheckUp AmericaSM Mail-in Lab Test, a simple home test that screens for blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol.

'With nearly 24 million children and adults with diabetes and another 57 million Americans at risk for developing the disease, the addition of fasting glucose to our dried serum test platform provides comprehensive access to professional laboratory services from the privacy and convenience of home,' said Mary Vogt, managing director of Home Access Health Corporation. 'This newest scientific breakthrough positions Home Access as the leader in home testing for critical chemistry assays and infectious diseases'.

The accuracy of the CheckUp AmericaSM Mail-in Lab Test is driven by the proprietary serum-separation technology combined with a fasted fingerstick blood sample. Each CheckUp AmericaSM Mail-in lab test includes everything necessary to successfully collect, package and mail a small fingerstick blood sample to the Home Access laboratory. There, technicians conduct a complete analysis of the sample, with results generally available within 3 business days of sample receipt. The Home Access laboratory is both CLIA certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

'Breakthroughs in technology like this continue to make it easy for individuals to take an active role in managing their health,' said Gary Deverman, CEO, Shaping America's Health. 'With so many people at risk for developing diabetes, early identification and treatment of diabetic risk factors will save lives. We joined with Home Access to provide the CheckUp AmericaSM Mail-in Lab Test so that people can monitor their health and work closely with their physician to ensure proper care and treatment,' said Richard Kahn, PhD, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association.

About Home Access Health Corporation:

Home Access Health Corporation (HAHC) is a market leader and trusted brand in home diagnostics. HAHC is the only company approved by the FDA to provide non-invasive, self-testing for the HIV-1 and Hepatitis C viruses. In addition to highly accurate laboratory testing, HAHC offers an interactive, medically directed counseling center to answer questions and provide assistance. HAHC clients include leading health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, health agencies, and the company sells directly to consumers via 20,000 retail outlets. For more information visit, http://rm.resultsmail.com/www.homeaccess.com or call 1-800-871-9703.

About the American Diabetes Association:

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes. The Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association provides services to communities across the country. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://rm.resultsmail.com/www.diabetes.org

About Shaping America's Health:

Shaping America's Health is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded by the American Diabetes Association to reverse the obesity trends and overweight issues facing individuals, families and communities. For more information about weight management and obesity prevention, visit www.shapingamericashealth.org. Visitors can sign up for a free Family Health E-newsletter, which provides needed information and support for individuals creating a more positive health style for themselves and their families.

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Keywords: Chronic Disease, Diabetes Diagnosis, Heart Disease, Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Obesity and Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (see also Obesity and Diabetes).

This article was prepared by Heart Disease Weekly editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2009, Heart Disease Weekly via NewsRx.com.