Austin-based startup EverlyWell is launching three new biomarker and genomics products that expand its suite of at-home testing kits.
The new tests use DNA to provide information about food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk DHA levels.
EverlyWell developed the tests in collaboration with Helix, a San Francisco-based personal genomics company which this week launched an online marketplace for DNA-based products.
The new EverlyWell products will be available on the Helix marketplace along with other DNA-based products focused on areas including health, fitness, nutrition and ancestry.
“By sharing DNA information alongside key nutrition and metabolic biomarkers that we already offer, EverlyWell is now at the forefront of genomic and biomarker consumer testing,” said Julia Cheek, EverlyWell founder and CEO.
EverlyWell said in a statement that the partnership with Helix makes it one of only a handful of companies in the U.S. offering combined biomarker and genomics testing.
The company now offers 13 at-home tests including thyroid, women’s health and fertility, cholesterol and lipids, and Vitamin D. The company sells the tests in 46 states.
All testing is done without a lab or doctor’s office. Consumers buy the kits online, complete the tests and mail them back. The tests use either saliva, urine or a pinprick of dried blood.
The tests are processed in a certified lab, with results transmitted to the consumer electronically in days.
When customers purchase a product in the Helix marketplace, they receive two kits in the mail: one to collect a DNA sample and one to collect a biomarker sample. After mailing the kits back, biomarker results should be available in five days and DNA-based results should be available in six to eight weeks.
The tests cost $249 for food sensitivity, $149 for metabolism and $89 for breast milk DHA.
Cheek founded EverlyWell in Dallas in 2015 and moved the company to Austin last year to tap into the startup community and tech talent pool.
In May, EverlyWell raised $2 million to expand its business. The company, which has 17 employees, has raised a total of $5 million.
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