Alere Inc. provides point-of-care diagnostics and services for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Professional Diagnostics and Consumer Diagnostics segments. Its cardiometabolic products and services include tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of various cardiometabolic factors and conditions, including cardiac markers, glucose and HbA1C, cholesterol levels, blood gases, and home monitoring for VAD and oral anticoagulation. These meters and tests are used in hospital urgent care, laboratory, doctor’s office, or at home. The company’s infectious disease products and services comprise tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, such as HIV, malaria, syphilis, E. coli, and influenza. The infectious disease diagnostic tests and monitoring devices provide results for approximately 75 types of infectious diseases, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Its drug and alcohol testing portfolio includes rapid analyzer-based tests, visual-read screening devices, laboratory tests, and immunoassay reagents. The company’s toxicology products are used in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, criminal justice systems, workplace, rehabilitation, occupational health clinics, home testing, and other. Alere Inc. also delivers services and solutions across various environments, including clinical immunology, women's health, and oncology. It markets its professional diagnostic products through its sales force and distribution networks; and First Check consumer drug testing products through retail drug stores, drug wholesalers, groceries, and mass merchandisers. The company was formerly known as Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. and changed its name to Alere Inc. in July 2010. Alere Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.