Can a person test negative and later test positive for COVID-19?

2020-04-03T00:58:35+00:00

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 [...]

Can a person test negative and later test positive for COVID-19?2020-04-03T00:58:35+00:00

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

2020-04-03T00:55:36+00:00

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 [...]

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?2020-04-03T00:55:36+00:00

How long does it take for the coronavirus (COVID-19) test results to come back?

2020-04-02T21:56:33+00:00

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 [...]

How long does it take for the coronavirus (COVID-19) test results to come back?2020-04-02T21:56:33+00:00

Is the coronavirus (COVID-19) test painful?

2020-04-02T21:50:22+00:00

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.

Is the coronavirus (COVID-19) test painful?2020-04-02T21:50:22+00:00

How much is the coronavirus (COVID-19) test without insurance?

2020-04-02T21:45:47+00:00

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 [...]

How much is the coronavirus (COVID-19) test without insurance?2020-04-02T21:45:47+00:00

What lab will run the coronavirus (COVID-19) test?

2020-04-02T21:39:21+00:00

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 [...]

What lab will run the coronavirus (COVID-19) test?2020-04-02T21:39:21+00:00

How much does testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) cost?

2020-04-02T21:36:04+00:00

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.

How much does testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) cost?2020-04-02T21:36:04+00:00

Should I be tested for COVID-19?

2020-03-31T21:12:14+00:00

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 [...]

Should I be tested for COVID-19?2020-03-31T21:12:14+00:00