PETER VASH MD, MPH
INTERNIST & ENDOCRINOLOGIST
SPECIALTY IN OBESITY MEDICINE
Home access Health lab test for type 2 diabetes screening
This is a consumer friendly, easy to use, secure and private, cost effective FDA cleared test to screen for pre-diabetes or established Type 2 Diabetes.
It is referred to as HALT (Home Access Lab Test), and is used to measure the Hemoglobin A1c, the average blood sugar over the past 120 days, and is a diagnostic indicator for detecting the presence of Type 2 Diabetes.
HALT is the only independent FDA cleared clinical screening A1c test available to individuals without a physician's prescription that produces results consistent with standard laboratory practices.
HALT is an In Home-Mail Out test for the screening of Type 2 Diabetes using the American Diabetic Association's and the Endocrine Society's approved diagnostic test: the Hemaglobin A1c.
This allows you to get screened for Type 2 Diabetes without having to invest the time, energy and expense of going to the laboratory or the doctor's office.
After HALT receives your kit samples, it will be analyzed and your result will be sent to you along with a letter, HIPAA secured, from Dr. Vash, an endocrinologist and board certified internist, explaining your result and offering some guidance and suggestions.
HALT IS AN IN HOME-MAIL OUT TEST
FOR THE SCREENING OF
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Everything to collect, to package and to mail back the finger-stick blood sample is included in your kit.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Open the kit and follow the step-by-step guide process
Collect your blood sample, with a finger stick, usually taking about 5 minutes
Mail the sample back using the included postage paid pre-addressed envelope
Your result, along with an explanation of what it means and what you should do about it, will arrive usually in about 7-10 business days
Enclosed will be a letter from Dr. Vash giving you some background on what the disease of Type 2 Diabetes means for your health and welfare, along with some recommendations and/or suggestions
Should you want to talk about HALT, you will be able to call the Member Call Center. A customer service team is available Monday-Friday from 6:00am to 7:00pm Central Time, excluding weekends and holidays