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Since making a deal with Lori Greiner on Sharktank in Season 11, EverlyWell has earned over $65 million in revenue and has become one of the most successful companies to appear on the show. Founded in 2015, EverlyWell offers more than thirty at-home DNA testing kits for a variety of purposes including general wellness, men's health, women's health, energy, and weight, as well as intolerances and at-home health screening kits. 

All tests are conducted in CLIA-certified labs and are reviewed by a physician. All kits come with sterile sample collection tools, instructions, and a prepaid return mailer. Many customers are experiencing the benefits of ordering their tests without preapproval from a physician. 

Tests are sold in local stores such as Target and CVS. They can also be purchased on Amazon or through the EverlyWell website.

Keep reading our EverlyWell review to learn more about the pros and cons of ordering an at-home health test from this company. 

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The Good

  • HSA and FSA Payment
  • Variety of Testing Options 
  • Convenient Food Sensitivity Test 
  • Accessible Results
  • Fast Results
  • Customer Support
  • Privacy Protection 
  • Referral Rewards

HSA and FSA Payment

EverlyWell tests are physician ordered, so consumers should be able to use an HSA or FSA account.

As for insurance coverage, that depends on your health insurance provider and policy. Consumers are encouraged to contact their health care provider and specifically ask. However, EverlyWell says that the following three tests are more likely to be covered than others:

  • Cholesterol and Lipids Test
  • Comprehensive Thyroid Test
  • Inflammation and Vitamin D Test

Many test prices are comparable to what you would pay out of pocket at the doctor's office, and some are even cheaper than Medicaid prices.

Variety of Testing Options 

EverlyWell provides over 35 different at-home tests. Some tests are diagnostic such as the COVID-19 test, STD tests, and Lyme Disease Test. If you receive a positive result from one of these tests, you will be connected with a licensed physician for no extra cost. The physician can even prescribe treatment if you live in a participating state. 

Refer to the chart below to see a full list of EverlyWell’s diagnostic and non-diagnostic tests. 

Diagnostic Tests Non-Diagnostic Tests
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test  B Vitamins Test
COVID-19 Test Cholesterol and Lipids Test
Hepatitis C Test FIT Colon Cancer Screening Test
HIV Test Heavy Metals Test
Female HPV Test Heart Health Test
Female STD Test HbA1c Test
Male STD Test Metabolism Test
Syphilis Test Ovarian Reserve Test
Trichomoniasis Test Perimenopause Test
Lyme Disease Test Postmenopause Test
  Sleep and Stress Test
  Testosterone Test
  Thyroid Test
  Vitamin Test
  Vitamin D and Inflammation Test
  Women’s Health Test
  Women’s Fertility Test
  Breast Milk DHA Test

Tests can be purchased as an al la carte item or bundled into a package. These at-home tests are best for individuals with limited access to medical facilities and with mild symptoms. If you need expert guidance, you should seek testing through a medical institution. 

Convenient Food Sensitivity Test 

EverlyWell’s most popular product is the food sensitivity test. With the EverlyWell Food Sensitivity Test, you can assess your IGG reactivity to over 96 different foods in the comfort of your own home. The test works by measuring your IGG antibodies to see which foods your body labels as “dangerous.” The IGG antibodies signal to your body that it needs to fight off this foreign substance leading to undesirable symptoms. Food intolerance leads to symptoms such as mood changes, headaches, fatigue, skin problems, and abdominal pain.

The food sensitivity test results provide an IGG reactivity range of normal to high for all tested food types. You can use these results to determine which foods should be tested in an elimination diet. EverlyWell recommends eliminating all problematic foods for four to six weeks and then introducing each food item once at a time watching for symptoms in the following two to three days.

Note: This is not a food allergy test. The Everelywell At Home Food Sensitivity Test should be used as a tool for an elimination diet. Test results should not be used as an allergy diagnosis. 

Accessible Results

Once your results are ready, they are accessible on any device. Customers will get an email notification and can log in to their EverlyWell account to review the results.

Fast Results

Receiving quick lab results is especially important for diagnostic health tests. Once your sample reaches the lab, processing times only takes about five business days. Most DNA health tests take about 3-8 weeks to publish results. EverlyWell has a speed advantage over other competitors. 

Customer Support

Your test results deliver specific information about your health levels. However, you may have additional questions past the basic interpretation. EverlyWell provides email contact info and a call service to discuss your results with a health professional. Once you schedule the appointment, a professional will reach out to you at your scheduled time. EverlyWell call service is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) Monday–Friday.

EverlyWell has also compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. You can browse through some of the top questions in each of the test categories. For example, you commonly asked questions about the Coronavirus test such as how quickly the sample is processed and how to track the status of your COVID 19. This is a great resource to save you time spent reaching out to customer support.

Privacy Protection 

All data used from EverlyWell servers are de-identified into aggregate data. Consumers can voluntarily choose to share qualitative research information. EverlyWell commits to protecting customer data. The company does not sell customer data and securely stores all personal information. 

Referral Rewards 

If you refer a friend or family member, you receive a $35 Amazon gift card when that individual purchases one of the test options. EverlyWell supplies links to share on your personal social media accounts or message friends directly.

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The Bad

  • 47 States Only
  • Not for Kids
  • Complex Samples
  • Skepticism from Allergist Specialists
  • Raw Data

47 States Only

EverlyWell tests aren't available in all 50 states. Residents of Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey are not eligible because their states have stricter medical testing regulations.

Not for Kids

While some other DNA testing companies will let parents or guardians administer tests for kids, at this time, EverlyWell does not offer health testing for’ minors.

Complex Samples

Because these tests are diagnostic screening tests, similar to the type you get at the doctor's office, samples are a bit more complex than a typical DNA test. For example, the Women's Health Test requires a saliva sample and a finger-prick blood sample. Three different types of samples are required for EverlyWell tests including blood, urine, and saliva. Step-by-step instructions are included in each of the test kits to guide you through the process. 

If your test requires a blood sample, you will receive a lancet used to prick your finger. The test kit will come with a collection card to place 5 drops of blood. You will send the blood sample back in a biohazard bag. The blood test is the most invasive of the three collection methods. 

The urine sample requires that you urinate into a cup four times throughout the day. The cup will have a paper lining that you place in a biohazard bag after each collection. 

The saliva sample is a spit test rather than a cheek swab test. This method is required for EverlyWell's health tests.

The test kit will include all the necessary equipment for gathering and storing your sample. 

Skepticism from Allergist Specialists

Everlywell’s main promise is its ability to accurately predict food sensitivity. However, according to news sources, some allergists are skeptical and recommend patients avoid the test altogether. EverlyWell uses an immunoglobulin G test that measures the exposure to certain food groups. High levels are an indicator of what the person has recently eaten-not what he or she is allergic to. Based on current research, the best way to identify food sensitivities is to follow an elimination diet. 

EverlyWell lists a few studies in its research section, however, none of these studies support the accuracy of the food sensitivity test. 

Raw Data

While you can learn a lot about your health and wellness from EverlyWell, this is not a typical direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA test. You won't have access to raw downloadable data sequencing your specific DNA markers.

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The Bottom Line

EverlyWell offers a variety of at-home test kits for everything from vitamin deficiencies to STI screening. Tests do require a more rigorous sampling process than typical DNA wellness screening tests, with multiple sample types needed for some tests and blood spot samples for others.

Once you have returned your testing kit with the prepaid mailer, it can take a few days to arrive at the lab, but processing only takes about five business days and results are delivered securely to your EverlyWell account online. If you're worried about a specific health condition, order one of the diagnostic tests today. However, proceed with caution when ordering the food sensitivity test because this test is not supported by research. 

Have you tried out one of EverlyWell's at-home diagnostic kits? Would you recommend this testing company to a friend? Let us know about your experience by contributing to our EverlyWell reviews. 

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