Analyte Health, Inc., a privately held online medical services company offering specialty care, counseling and convenience not available in traditional primary care settings, today announced that it has doubled the number of contracted clinical laboratories in its network from 2,000 to 4,000 since 2011.
Analyte Health operates through two consumer facing businesses: Sexualhealth.com and STDTestExpress.com. The company is growing its network in response to increasing demand, which has more than doubled since 2010. With doctors licensed in all 50 states, Analyte Health not only offers real-time online/telephone scheduling and convenient STD testing at nationally recognized labs, the company also provides professional medical support for individuals with positive test results.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 19 million new infections occur every year, and these infections cost the U.S. health system $17 billion annually.
â€śAnalyte Health is committed to improving U.S. public health by making STD testing convenient, confidential and faster than alternative brick and mortar options,â€ť noted Analyte Health President and CEO Sridhar Murthy. â€śWe built a system that delivers a better experience for the consumer by providing more accessible options to populations that are often underserved, and ultimately we aim to minimize the stigma of STD testing.â€ť
In five years, Analyte Healthâ€™s online medical service has seen its model proven out dramatically with more than 80,000 patient encounters.
â€śThe need for safe, convenient STD testing services is well documented,â€ť said Tony Priore, Chief Marketing Officer for Analyte Health. â€śOur company is uniquely positioned as the leader in online medical services because of our combination of highly trained, professional medical personnel and state-of-the-art technology and systems.â€ť
About Analyte Health, Inc.
Analyte Health, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company based inÂ Chicago, IL, that uses technology to help people gain greater access to expert medical care and information. While focusing on specific medical conditions, Analyte Health delivers specialty care, counseling and convenience not available in a traditional primary care setting. Analyte Health offers individuals access via the web, mobile devices and telephone to a dedicated national team of doctors, nurses and health experts as well as more than 4,000 partner testing centers. Through more than 80,000 patient encounters to date, patients have trusted Analyte Health to deliver stress-free and convenient STD testing and care. More information about the company is available atÂ www.AnalyteHealth.com.
Analyte Health, Inc. is a privately held company. This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the expected benefits to consumers from using Analyte Health's services.Â Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the potential impact of regulatory and third-party payer developments in the field of telehealth and STD testing, general business and economic conditions, changes in material arrangements with vendors or suppliers, and costs or delays in obtaining or maintaining regulatory approvals and licenses.Â Any forward-looking statements in this release are based on limited information currently available to Analyte Health, which is subject to change, and Analyte Health will not necessarily update the information.Business Wire
Last updated on: 02/10/2012