COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) TESTING AND SCREENING

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Now introducing employee testing. Both in clinic and onsite testing available. Please call our office at 817-860-2700 for onsite options.

 

Please call us at 817-860-2700 or contact us online for more information.

As we navigate through the Covid-19 crisis, our practice is committed to bringing the most up to date resources to our community, including the most advanced FDA approved testing available. We continuously monitor the latest updates from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

We recognize that most people may not feel comfortable visiting urgent care during this COVID-19 pandemic but we want to assure you that we have taken numerous steps to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.

 

These include the following:

  • Our entire facility including furniture, in-taking, and waiting rooms are extra cleaned and sanitized before you arrive

  • Everyone entering and exiting the building must be wearing a mask at all times

  • Employees are trained and are enforced on proper usage of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION (FOR PATIENTS)

We recognize there is so much on your mind and wondering what type of COVID test you should take, how it is administered, when to expect result, and how much it would cost. That is why we make it simple for you. Below is all the information you need.

Available at Transcend Medical Group?

  • Same Day Results PCR - Recommended for Travel - Yes. Processed onsite.

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test) - Yes. On Site.

  • Antibody Test (Blood Test) - Yes. On Site.

 

How is the test performed?

  • Same Day Results PCR - Recommended for Travel - Nasopharyngeal swab.

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test) - Nasal swab or Nasopharyngeal swab.

  • Antibody Test (Blood Test) - Blood draw.

 

How long before I get my result?

  • Same Day Results PCR - Recommended for Travel - Within 2 hours.

  • Send Out PCR (Quest Sent Out) -Results are typically back in 2 to 3 days, but may take 5 days or longer.

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test) - Within 15 minutes.

  • Antibody Test (Blood Test) - Results are typically back in 1 to 2 days but may take longer.

How much will it cost me?

  • Same Day Results PCR - Recommended for Travel - Insurance: Most insurances cover the cost of your testing at 100%. Check with your insurance for verification. Self-pay: Your total cost is $275. Travel: Self-pay rates apply for travel patients. Insurance will NOT cover Same Day PCR testing for travel.

  • Send Out PCR (Quest Sent Out) - Insurance: Most insurances cover the cost of your visit and Covid testing at 100%. Check with your insurance for verification. Self-pay: Your total cost is $120.

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test) - Insurance: Some insurances cover the cost of your visit and Antigen testing at 100%. Check with your insurance for verification. Self-pay: Your total cost is $75.

  • Antibody Test (Blood Test) - Insurance: Most insurances cover the cost of your visit and Antibody testing at 100%. Check with your insurance for verification. Self-pay: Your total cost is $160.

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a group of common viruses that normally cause mild cold symptoms including cough and fevers. They were first discovered in the 1960’s and named after their crown like shape when viewed on electron microscopy.

COVID-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus) is a new type of coronavirus first discovered in Wuhan, China in November 2019. Unlike previous coronaviruses, COVID-19 can cause much more severe symptoms and has an estimated overall mortality rate of about 2-3%, with high risk populations having higher mortality rates. Patients at highest risk are the elderly, and patients with other major or chronic health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease, etc.

 

Do I Have to Make an Appointment?

Transcend Medical Group requires appointments for COVID testing, however some exceptions can be made depending on your case.

 

Does Transcend Medical Group Perform COVID-19 testing?

Yes, and we now have made testing widely available. See below for a list of Covid-19 tests available at Urgentology Care and brief overview about each test.

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test) - The test detects viral protein in anyone who is infected. It is made specifically to find any presence of harmful and contagious active virus cells.

  • Molecular Test (PCR) - The test detects for evidence of the presence of DNA and RNA. Although it's one of the most accurate tests, it takes a bit longer than others. However, this important is most effective if you have any active symptoms.

  • Antibody Test (Blood Test) - Antibody tests detect any known infections by looking at your blood. Antibodies are proteins that fight off harmful diseases and promotes a stronger immune function. Depending on when you may have been exposed or the timing of the test, no antibodies may be active in someone with COVID-19 infection. This is why Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection.

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