How should I prepare for this test?
No fasting is required — simply collect your sample and return it via delivery carrier on the same day.
What will my results tell me?
Knowing your haptoglobin genotype can provide your clinician with guidance for treatment to help lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. Type 2 diabetics are at significant risk - those with Hp2-2 genotype are at a five times greater risk to have a cardiovascular event.
Who should take this test?
The haptoglobin genetic test is ideal for those who:
- Have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Have severe fatigue
- Experience regular dizziness
- Are anemic
- Experience arrhythmia, or an abnormal heartbeat
Particularly those with diabetes should consider how the Haptoglobin 2-2 genotype might affect their health, as Hp2-2 is associated with increase cardiovascular complications in those with diabetes.
Who can order an imaware™ test?
This test is only for adults aged 18 and older. Unfortunately, this test is not available in the state of New York due to state regulations.
Can my doctor use imaware™ results?
Yes. All of our tests are performed by CLIA-certified labs, the gold standard in lab testing quality regulation. Within your results report you will also find detailed information intended for your healthcare professional. They can use this information to interpret your test results clearly. To see an example of this, you can request a sample report at the top of this page.
Are imaware™ results as accurate as a lab-based test?
Yes. Not only are your results as accurate as traditional lab tests, but we’re actually the first at-home small volume blood testing company to have our data and methods peer-reviewed by the scientific and medical community — which helps validate our claims and our results reports. Read more about our peer review and scientific validation.
How do I receive my test results?
You’ll receive an email from us within 7 days of your sample return. The email will contain a link to view and download your test results on our secure digital health platform once they’ve been analyzed by our labs and reviewed by a doctor.
Are imaware™ test results reviewed by a doctor?
Yes, all our test results are reviewed by a physician during the lab analysis process to ensure the third party validation of your results.
My state requires physician orders for tests like imaware™. Do you provide this for me?
Yes, we provide physician orders for every test in every state (even those that do not require them). You don’t need to get a prescription or pay extra for this service as it’s included in the purchase price of each test.