It’s important to first address what type of test you are seeking/might need.
If you are currently ill and think you might have COVID-19, call your primary care provider. Your clinician can help you determine IF you require a COVID-19 viral RNA test to learn if you have an acute infection. Note that the CDC has issued guidelines for viral RNA and Antigen testing to determine acute infection. You can read those here.
If you are seeking an antibody test, please know that we are no longer offering the COVID-19 rapid antibody tests that we previously offered at our office.
Some commercial labs (locally, Quest and LabCorp) are offering an ELISA antibody test. The test requires a blood draw, a physician’s order and is processed in the lab. Results take about 2 – 3 days. Check with your primary care provider — he or she can determine if an antibody test is appropriate for you. You can learn more on the CDC website about antibody tests here.
Because information is constantly changing, we suggest visiting the CDC Website for the latest information about symptoms, testing, prevention and other guidelines.
Dr. West is also conducting weekly Zoom calls on Thursdays at noon (EST) for members of the practice to provide the latest information and answer questions. If you would like information to join the call, please watch your email for a weekly reminder or call the office.
You can also check with your primary care provider (if you are. not a member of the practice) and your local health department.