Alere Inc. is a provider of health information through diagnostic tests. The Company operates through professional diagnostics, patient self-testing, consumer diagnostics and, corporate and other segments. The professional diagnostics segment includes an array of diagnostic test products and other in vitro diagnostic tests marketed to medical professionals and laboratories for detection of diseases and conditions within its areas of focus. The patient-self testing segment provides services designed to provide physicians with actionable data that allow them to make decisions in real time, deliver care, and put the individuals they treat on a pathway to better health. The consumer diagnostics segment consists primarily of manufacturing operations related to its role as the exclusive manufacturer of products for SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD), its 50/50 joint venture with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).