No. At this time, routine testing of animals for COVID-19 is not recommended.
Using the CDC-developed diagnostic test, a negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the person’s sample. In the early stages of infection, it is possible the virus will not be detected. For COVID-19, a negative test result for a sample collected while a person has symptoms likely means that [...]
The process and locations for testing vary from place to place. Contact your state, local, tribal, or territorial department for more information, or reach out to a medical provider. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC while medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers. While supplies of these tests [...]
BioReference is processing the coronavirus (COVID-19) tests extremely quickly. Once the lab receives the test swab they typically have it reported the next business day. Collected swabs are sent to BioReference each night. That means they receive the swab the day after it is collected. If you have a swab collected on Monday it [...]
No, the coronavirus (COVID-19) test is not painful. While collecting the sample from the nostril it is common to cause brief discomfort. You may sneeze and or have your eyes water, this is normal and generally an indication that the sample has been collected correctly.
BioReference is currently charging $55 for the coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you do not have insurance. This would be in addition to the office charge from Embry Women's Health. If you have insurance there is no charge for the lab test. The BioReference website provides the following:Self-Pay PricingAlong with many of our other clinical tests, COVID-19 [...]
The FDA has approved a large number of commercial labs for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. Embry Women's Health has partnered with BioReference for the testing in our office. This is similar to any other test that might be collected in our office such as a pap smear or STD testing. The swab is collected by our [...]
Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely low cost or free. If you have a copay that would be due at the appointment. There is no charge for the actual lab test if you have insurance. As all insurance companies are covering the actual COVID-19 lab test fully.
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19. You may need to be tested for COVID-19, which is [...]