The tests use blood, saliva, or urine samples, depending on which variety the consumer ordered. When the sample is received by Thorne, the participating user will receive an email with instructions for accessing the results, as well as personal wellness recommendations.
“Our new home tests represent the intersection of data, technology, and personalization,” said Paul F. Jacobson, CEO of Thorne. “Through follow-up testing, people can compare results after making changes based on our recommendations, which will help them to better manage their health by clearly seeing what works and what doesn’t.”
Results are designed to help users spot trends and areas for future concern, whether it’s an insight about how low normal thyroid function can put someone at risk for symptoms of an underactive thyroid or what it means to test above normal limits for a particular heavy metal.
Thorne also encourages consumers to share these evidence-based results with their doctors, and if they don’t have a doctor, Thorne can help them find one in its network of doctors via zip code.
Sold online, home health tests range from $120 to $455 per test, depending on the number of biomarkers tested and the type of testing required. The types of samples required by each test are: fertility (blood + saliva), thyroid (blood), sleep (urine), stress (saliva), and heavy metals (blood).
Later this year, Thorne will offer additional home health tests, including a comprehensive blood test panel for elite athletes or health-conscious consumers wanting a detailed analysis of their health.
The home health test launch is part of a company rebrand, which will include “new packaging, new logo, new labels, and a refined color palette,” according to a press release.