COVID Testing at the Wellness Center
For testing appointments, please fill out the Google Form.
COVID FAQs and Information
FDA Approved COVID Oral Swab Test
Comfortable & painless•
Real time testing meaning if you have it right now
Who should take this?
Anyone who has symptoma
Anyone who is trying to distinguish between allergy symptoms
Anyone who is around COVID positive patients and might be positive and asymptomatic
Abbot COVID Antibody Test
Blood is for antibodies to show that you were exposed to the virus at some point.
Antibodies will tell you if you have had "exposure" and fought it off (you did not have to necessarily have any symptoms or maybe you had very few symptoms for short period of time)
Antibodies will also tell you if your body has fought it off if you previously tested positive for the virus.
• Approximately 56% of people that test positive are asymptomatic (no symptoms)
Results are usually back within 24hrs and will be sent to you by Dr.Kaga. Results will come from this email address:
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Who is supervising these tests?
We have collaborated with Dr. Mira Kaga who is a Board Certified Internal Medicine doctor.
How long will the test take?
By filling out a short one page form and sending us an ID and insurance card ahead of time, your appointment will take approximately 5 minutes.
How accurate is the blood test in detecting if I have antibodies?
If you currently have no symptoms and have not had any symptoms in the last 10-12 days, the blood test is highly accurate and is done with FDA approved equipment through a lab.
How will I be safely quarantine from others while being tested?
You remain in your car until it is your turn and our staff is equipped with proper PPE to protect you!
If I test positive to having antibodies what exactly does that mean for me?
It means that you have been exposed to the virus and you have some level of immunity. However, at this time, it is unclear whether the presence of these antibodies will result in immunity to prevent future COVID-19 infections.
Will the results be public?
No personal information will be given out and we follow strict HIPPA guidelines to ensure your privacy and safety.
Can I be forced to donate my blood?
No. It will be your personal choice to do so.
Should I test my child?
Yes! Kids are the biggest asymptomatic carriers. They are the biggest source of danger because they do not feel or exhibit anything and are testing positive.
Why should I do this?
Instead of guessing you will have a better understanding of where you stand. For example, it is safer for someone who tests positive with antibodies to return to work, go grocery shopping, or help our elderly family members.
Will insurance cover this?
Insurance companies are paying 100% for all testing. There is no out of pocket expense for patients (no deductibles, co-payments, or balance billing) Self pays will get billed from Lab Corp around $50 for the lab fee. You will not be billed by the Wellness Center or our Medical Director.
COVID FAQs via
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Testing
Lab results are delivered to your LabCorp Patient™ portal account. Log in or register online by going to https://patient.labcorp.com/
Q: What is SARS-CoV-2?
A: SARS-CoV-2 is the name for the virus that causes COVID-19. It is part of a large family of coronaviruses, all of which typically cause respiratory disease in humans.
Q: What are antibodies?
A: Antibodies are proteins that develop when the immune system responds to a pathogen, such as a virus. There are different types of antibodies, including ones called IgM and IgG. IgM is the first antibody that develops after someone has an acute viral infection. This is followed by the development of IgG antibodies. Once IgG antibodies have been developed, if a person comes into contact with the same virus again, the IgG antibodies help the immune system respond faster and more effectively than it did the first time and may prevent illness.
Q: If a serology test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies is negative, does this mean I do not have the virus?
A: No. A serology test looks for the presence of proteins, called antibodies, which can be used to help understand if you were exposed to the virus recently or in the past. A person with a negative serology test could have the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it is too early to detect the antibodies on the serology test. Only a molecular diagnostic test can be used to determine the presence or absence of the virus. Results from a serology test should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosing if someone had COVID-19.
Q: If a serology test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies is negative, but I had a molecular test that said I was infected with the virus, what does this mean?
A: A person with a negative serology test could have the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but the serology test is negative because it is too early to detect the antibodies since these take time for the body to develop. A person can also have a negative serology test because their immune system did not make enough of the antibodies to be detected by the test after they were infected. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about what the next steps should be, which may include repeating the serology test in the future.
Q: If the serology test is positive, does that mean that I have antibodies to the SARSCoV- 2 virus?
A: If the test used is only able to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, then yes, a positive test would indicate that you have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, some tests that detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 can yield false positive results due to infection from other related coronaviruses; for these tests, a positive result may indicate a previous exposure to a related virus and/or exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Your healthcare 4 provider will talk with you about what a positive serology test may mean for you based on the kind of test that was used.
Q: If the serology test is positive and shows that I have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, does that mean I am immune to the virus?
A: Based on our knowledge of how the body reacts to an infection, we presume that the presence of IgG antibodies could mean that you have some level of immunity to a virus. However, at this time, it is unclear whether the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies will result in immunity to prevent future COVID-19 infections. We will better understand immunity to SARS-CoV-2 as we study what happens to people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies and are again exposed to SARS-CoV-2, to determine if any of them are confirmed to have new infections.
Q: If the serology test is positive and shows that I only have IgM antibodies to SARSCoV-2, does that mean I currently have COVID19?
A: No, only a molecular diagnostic test can be used to determine the presence or absence of the virus. Results from a serology test should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosing if someone has or recently had COVID-19, but it can be used to screen individuals who should receive molecular testing.