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COVID-19 Antibody Test

Since 2016, our molecular diagnostic testing lab in California has remained licensed, inspected, and CLIA-certified for having met the rigorous quality standards required to perform high-complexity clinical testing by the US Center for Medicare Services (CMS) under its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) act. Having refocused our longstanding expertise, we are currently offering COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing for the active virus (SARS-CoV-2) in your respiratory system from a nasal swab sample using our established PCR testing capability, equipment, and quality system.

Additionally, we are now validating a serology-based COVID-19 Antibody test, which is a blood test (collected from a finger at home) that checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG) that is the result of past or recent exposure to COVID-19. This is not a test for an active infection. The validation of this test in our lab is now in process and upon completion, we plan to make this test available soon.

We currently do not offer tests to residents of the following states: New York, Maryland.

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Important Health Warnings:

If you feel that you are seriously ill, please seek immediate medical care from a healthcare professional.

If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Signs of a serious medical condition include, but are not limited to: severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, persistent vomiting or diarrhea.

 

How It Works

Our COVID-19 Antibody test is a blood test that checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG) that is the result of past or recent exposure to COVID-19. This is not a test for an active infection.

  1. Click the 'Get Started Now' button and answer the screener questions to determine if you're eligible.
  2. Enter your patient information and purchase your test online.
  3. Receive your Sample Collection Kit by mail in 1-3 days.
  4. Register the Kit online and collect your blood drop sample from your finger at home. Follow instructions to mail it back the same day using the pre-paid envelope.
  5. Our lab will conduct our validated test on your sample.
  6. We email you when your test results are ready to be viewed online, typically within 24-48 hours of receipt of your sample by our lab.
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Pricing - COVID-19 Antibody Test

What does it cost? How long does it take?

Your total cost per COVID-19 Antibody test is $129 plus expedited two-way shipping of your sample collection kit. Reimbursement may be available depending on your health insurance plan. We provide your test results via our secure online portal within 24-48 hours from receipt of your sample by our lab. We limit the number of tests we provide daily to ensure rapid delivery of test results. The total cost includes:

  • $129 for the COVID-19 Antibody (IgG) test itself
  • Estimated shipping: $15 for round-trip expedited shipping of your sample kit (a sample kit is sent to you in 1-3 days, and returned priority US mail.)
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Our world-class lab. CLIA-certified.

Your test is performed in our own US laboratory (California), which has been inspected and certified to perform high-complexity clinical testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) act of 1988. A CLIA-certified lab must meet high quality standards, including qualifications for staff who perform the test and process controls to ensure accurate reliable results.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

  • What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

    Coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19) is an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus), one of the most recently discovered types of coronaviruses. Those who have this disease may or may not experience symptoms, which range from mild to severe.

  • How does COVID-19 spread?

    COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales air, droplets containing the virus go into the air and onto surfaces and objects around them. Other people are exposed to the virus by breathing in these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching infected surfaces.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms include:
    - Fever
    - Cough
    - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    - Chills
    - Repeated shaking with chills
    - Muscle pain
    - Headache
    - Sore throat
    - New loss of taste or smell

    Cases of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Some people who are infected don’t have any symptoms and don’t feel sick. Most people have mild symptoms.

  • Who is at high risk of getting very sick?

    Severe cases are more likely to occur in older adults (65 years of age and older), as well as pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health issues (such as lung disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart conditions, stroke, kidney disease or on dialysis, liver disease, cancer, transplant, AIDS, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis). However, serious illness can also occur in young, healthy adults.

  • How is COVID-19 treated?

    There is currently no treatment for COVID-19. Not all patients with COVID-19 will require medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without any specific treatment. For severe cases, hospitalization and respiratory support may be required. For mild cases, treatment focuses on managing symptoms.

  • What is a COVID-19 PCR test?

    PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests check for genetic material (viral RNA) produced by the virus. This determines if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.

  • Who should get a COVID-19 PCR test?

    You should get tested if:
    - You have symptoms of COVID-19, are a healthcare worker, or you live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity. This can include homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces.
    - A public health department or contact investigator has identified you as someone who should get tested.

    This test may also be helpful if:
    - You have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to check to see if you have the virus and can pass it on to others.
    - You do not have symptoms but the health department or your clinician identified you as someone who should get tested.

    If you are a healthcare professional, first responder, frontline worker, or critical infrastructure worker and believe you have been directly exposed while at work, you should consult your place of work for specific occupational health guidance about testing and whether to stay home or continue working while waiting for your results. You should adhere to recommendations set forth by your employer or the department of health, as they may differ from the CDC’s guidelines.

    If you have any other questions, we recommend that you speak with your primary healthcare provider about testing recommendations to see if testing is right for you at this time.

  • What will my COVID-19 PCR test results tell me?

    Your test results will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to limit your exposure to other people and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, the virus was not present in the sample you provided.

    After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed physician, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

  • Are there any limitations to COVID-19 PCR tests?

    This test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. Furthermore, the virus may not be detected if the sample is not collected as directed. Although the possibility is low, a false negative result should be considered if you have had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

  • How is a COVID-19 PCR test performed?

    This test is conducted by inserting a swab into your nose and into the back of your throat. You may also have the option of providing samples of your spit and phlegm from your cough.

  • How do I prepare for the test?

    You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.

  • Where can I get more information?

    For additional information about COVID-19, see our FAQs or visit the PWNHealth website.



For more information, please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Molecular (PCR) FAQs

COVID-19 Serology (Antibody) Test

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