LetsGetChecked, a home-delivered lab testing company, might never have come to be if it hadn’t been for a delay in the founders’ own testing for cancer.
After being kicked in the groin at a rugby match, then teenager Peter Foley, went to the hospital. They released him but when the pain continued for several weeks, he returned. No one checked for possible signs of cancer, which after months of delay, ended up being the case.
Foley knew that if home testing kits had been available, his family would have had a test done and his cancer would have been found much sooner. LetsGetChecked went live in 2015.
Clients are free to use any test they like- anything from vitamin deficiency tests to hormone testing, cancer screening to coronavirus testing.
The client receives the kit in the mail, follows the instructions, mails back the samples, and after the results are returned, a nurse will call the client to discuss the results.
While the company is amassing tons of private data and DNA samples, Foley says the company has no plans to give access to anyone or to sell results or DNA to anyone.
In early June 2020, the company received FDA approval for “emergency” coronavirus testing for $130. The results are back in 24 hours from the time the company receives the test. Testing facilities for US customers are located in New York.
While LetsGetChecked operates out of Dublin, Ireland, there are corporate offices and testing facilities in New York, New York.