Health and Screening
Account / Registration
Ordering a Kit
Collecting a Sample
About your Results
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About Eve Kit
The Eve Kit Service is intended for people with vaginas who want to be proactive about their sexual health. It is especially beneficial for those that have delayed or avoided screening due to time constraints, awkwardness, wait times or other reasons.
We recognize that not everyone who should be screening for cervical cancer identifies as a woman. Screening is equally important for trans and non-binary individuals.
Eve Kit can be purchased online at evekit.com as well as at some retailer locations.
If you are a retailer interested in carrying Eve Kit in your store, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eve Kit device is licensed by Health Canada for the use of self-sampling for molecular testing. Eve Medical is an ISO 13485 certified medical device manufacturer. The Eve Kit Service connects patients to ISO 15189 certified laboratories for sample testing
Health and Screening
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus responsible for 99% of cervical cancers. However, infections are relatively common and don’t always lead to cervical cancer – HPV can often clear on its own, especially in younger people. According to Cancer Care Ontario’s recommendations, HPV testing is most appropriate for people with cervixes who are:
- Between 25 and 69 years of age
- Have not had a pap test in the last 3 years
Unless directed by a healthcare practitioner, patients are generally recommended to test once every 3 years. This is because cervical cancer tends to develop slowly, and testing too often may lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment. Regular screening is still recommended for those who have had the HPV vaccination. Learn more about HPV
An HPV test and a Pap test are different types of tests, even through they're both used to screen for the risk of cervical cancer or abnormal cells which may lead to cervical cancer.
HPV is a virus, and certain strains of HPV can lead to cervical cancer (abnormal cells detected by the Pap test). The HPV test will detect whether viral DNA of high risk HPV strains are present in your sample. But it won’t tell you if you have cancer or not. If HPV is present, the next step is usually a Pap test, which will be used to determine whether treatment is required.
In a Pap test, cells are collected directly from the cervix where cervical cancer would develop. A trained professional will look at your cells under a microscope to identify any abnormalities that could indicate pre-cancer or cancer. Sometimes if it’s hard to tell, the sample might be tested for HPV as well to confirm if the virus is present.
HPV testing and Pap tests are different, but they work together to provide information for healthcare providers.
Yes! There are several high risk strains of HPV, only some of which are covered by the vaccine. Although the vaccine protects against the most dangerous ones, there is still some risk of developing cervical cancer. Screening is still important, even if you've been vaccinated.
Screening for STIs can be a good idea for most people who are sexually active. This is especially true if: :
- You have a new sexual partner
- You or your partner have had other sexual partners
- Your sexual partner has an STI, or symptoms of an STI
- You have had unprotected sex, or the condom broke
- A former partner has informed you of an infection, or has symptoms
- You and/or your partner haven’t been screened within the last year
- You feel that you may be at risk for having an STI for another reason
We're constantly evaluating new tests and working on new screening solutions. Stay tuned by subscribing to our mailing list!
If you have any suggestions or any specific tests you would like to see us implement, please send us an email at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!
The Eve Kit Service is a complement, but not a replacement, for your regular medical care. A wellness visit to your healthcare provider includes a lot of important stuff other than cervical or STI screening! However, if accessing a doctor is difficult for you, or you’ve been putting off screening, the Eve Kit Service can offer you some peace of mind or let you know if you need to book a follow-up appointment.
The Eve Kit Service is not recommended for people who:
- Are pregnant
- Are not sexually active
- Are experiencing symptoms (such as genital sores or blisters, burning or pain when urinating, discharge or vaginal bleeding when it’s not your period, or irregular vaginal itching or smells)
- Are currently receiving treatment for HPV or precancerous lesions
Please seek in-person medical advice in these scenarios.
The Eve Kit Service is not recommended for people who are pregnant and you should not use it during pregnancy. If you'd still like to order a kit, let us know and we can send it to you when your oven is bunless!
Account / Registration
Registering an Account
Register your kit online at go.evekit.com. You will need to use the unique icon code provided on the inside of the box.
Before you can finish creating your account, you will need to validate your email address. This is an important security measure to protect your account.
Yes, because it’s how you access your test results! We believe everyone should have convenient access to their health info, and registration allows us to provide your results in a secure manner.
An account also allows you to access the status of your order, and other features, including connecting with a healthcare provider if required. Lastly, we’re legally required to collect some of the info associated with your account in order to provide the testing that comes with the Eve Kit Service.
Login to your account at portal.evekit.com. Select "Your Profile" from the dropdown menu with your username. Edit any one of the fields and then save your changes.
Mo passwords, mo problems, right? Just go to portal.evekit.com and select "Forgot Password?" right under where you would normally login. You'll be asked to enter your username or your email address and we'll send you an email with instructions so that you can reset your password and access your account.
Yes, The Eve Kit portal is secure and private. We’ve built our system to protect your privacy, and ensure that only those who need it, like your physician, have access.
Ordering a Kit
Ordering and Registration
The Eve Kit Service is currently only available in Canada. We are working on expanding our services to other countries, but this is a challenging and long process as we work with certifications and regulatory bodies.
No. A prescription is not required, but you will be required to enter some additional information when you first sign in to the evekit.com portal. You will be matched with a physician who will oversee your test once your order is placed.
Before activating your account, we ask you to answer some basic questions to assess whether at-home screening is appropriate for you. This is to ensure your safety and make sure that Eve Kit is the right solution for you. If you are ineligible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return and refund.
Absolutely! We love the idea of supporting more screening for everyone. You can simply purchase a kit from our shop and we can ship it to whomever you are gifting the kit to.
One important thing to note: the person doing the test must register and create their own Eve Kit account. This is for information security and privacy purposes.
The person doing the test MUST create their own account on Eve Kit. Your test is registered to your account only. This is to ensure privacy and information security. Please do not share an account with multiple people.
We aim to ship your order within 2 business days. You will receive an email notification when your order has been shipped. We typically ship orders through Canada Post and they should arrive between 2 to 4 days of shipping.
If you urgently need your kit and require priority shipping, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cost and Reimbursement
The Eve Kit Service and home-based screening, along with HPV testing, are not currently covered by provincial health insurance. The Eve Kit Service is considered an uninsured service, and is therefore an out-of-pocket expense. However, the Eve Kit Service will be covered under some elective insurance plans, such as Health Spending Accounts (HSAs).
Please note that free cervical screening and comprehensive STI testing (including tests that can't be done at home!) are available for all Canadians who wish to visit a clinic.
The Eve Kit Service is not currently covered by provincial health insurance. However, the Eve Kit service might be covered under some private insurance plans, such as Health Spending Accounts (HSAs). For more information, check with your private insurance provider.
Collecting a Sample
When Your Kit Arrives
We'll include a full set of instructions for collecting your sample inside of your kit. Just read carefully before you collect your sample! See the instructions for use here.
Eve Kit was designed to be easy to use when collecting samples at home. Instructions for use with additional information and helpful tips will be included with your Eve Kit. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure that you are collecting your sample properly.
If you ever have any questions, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Your Sample
You should try to ship your sample right away! The sooner that it’s received at the lab, the better. You can drop the return box off in any mailbox or Canada post outlet.
Your kit comes with the lab’s address printed right on the back (postage is included too!). Just make sure to save the box when you open it, and then drop your kit with sample included in the mailbox.
Your sample will be analyzed at our partner lab, using the same molecular diagnostics tests they use when a sample is collected at the clinic. Our partner lab is an accredited ISO 15189 laboratory.
About Your Results
Getting Your Results
You can access your results securely and privately by logging into your account at portal.evekit.com. After you login, just click on the relevant test to see your results.
You will be notified when your results become available by email. The email sent is a generic notification email and will not include your results for privacy reasons. You will have to check your results by visiting the portal.
Your results should take about two weeks, including shipping and lab processing time. If you have not received a notification about your results after two weeks, please contact us at email@example.com.
You will receive a notification when your results is ready, but you can also check if your results are ready by logging into your Eve Kit account.
We know that this can be stressful, but a positive result often means there's something you can do about it. We'll provide you with information about the result and one of our partner physicians will contact you about next steps and appropriate follow-up.
Yes, you can request that your results be sent to your family doctor or healthcare provider after you receive them, by letting us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s important to keep in mind that no test is perfect or covers everything, so you should continue to be vigilant about your health!
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We work with many types of different partners! Learn more