For anybody concerned that they may have had exposure to COVID-19
Those with COVID-19 Symptoms
Patients with medical risk factors
Patients preparing for surgery
Residents of a care center
People who interact with medically-fragile patients
Swab testing is available for ages 12 years and older only
Company employee testing
We will discuss the test and schedule the blood draw during the appointment. Visit our blog for more details on the test.
FAQ'S for the COVID Swab Test
How much does the test cost?
We submit the visit fee to either insurance, or to the federal program if you are uninsured. Most insurances are covering the cost fully without any out-of-pocket obligation. Rarely, insurance plans are aren't covering the deductible or co-pay. You are responsible to check with your plan to determine coverage.
How does the swab testing process work?
This is a drive-up site. After completing the above steps, you will come to our office, located at 4135 S Power Rd, #113 (on Power and near Warner in Mesa), pull into the parking lot on the south side of the office, and we will come to you. You will need an appointment and can schedule this online or by calling us.
What is the swab test like?
The swab goes into the nose about 3 to 4 inches. It is quite uncomfortable but only lasts a few seconds.
How long does it take to get the test results?
The lab result time frame can vary based on demand. We have received results as quickly as next day but as long as 2 weeks.
How am I notified about the results?
We prefer to use the patient portal. Click here to access it or sign up. If you haven't signed up for the portal, we will call you with your results. If you have a positive test, we prefer to do another visit with you (by video) to discuss the next steps.
How accurate is the test?
An article published in JAMA 5/6/20 indicates that the nasal swab test picks up 63% of COVID cases. That means that the nasal swab can miss up to 37% of cases. The oral swab only picks up 32% of cases. If the test is positive, it is considered 100% reliable.
What happens if I test positive?
We want all patients who test positive for COVID to strictly quarantine at home. This includes a quarantine of everyone else in the home. We want to consult with you if you have a positive test, and we can discuss your individual situation during a tele-health visit. You can review the guidelines from the CDC here.