COVID-19 TESTING

Swab Testing

  • For anybody concerned that they may have had exposure to COVID-19

  • Those with COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Healthcare workers

  • 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

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Antibody Testing

We will discuss the test and schedule the blood draw during the appointment. Visit our blog for more details on the test.

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     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. Currently it is taking 2-3 days to receive test results, but it can take up to 10 days and is subject to change. Please visit www.sonoraquest.com for more information.

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.

Can I participate in a clinical trial?

You may qualify for a treatment or prevention clinical trial at AZ Clinical Trials in Mesa. All trials offer free rapid testing for those who are interested. Visit their website for more information www.azclinicaltrials.com/COVID.

Drive-up Test Video

Instructional Swab Video

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What to do if you're sick

This link has great information about what to do if you have symptoms, if you test positive, and when you can discontinue your isolation.

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AZ Department of Health

Arizona Department of Health website with up to date case reporting and guidance on treatment and precautions.

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Testing

The test is quick, but not comfortable. Here's one article about Mike Pence's
test experience.

 

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CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

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Swab Technique

This video is part of COPAN’s ongoing commitment to demonstrate best practices for specimen collection.

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WHO

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

IN THE NEWS

Insurance companies have different rules and responses to the COVID Crisis. Coverage is changing based on their assessments of the pandemic stages. Due to these variances, we want to make you aware that for COVID related visits and Telemed/Phone visits, we will not charge you at the time of service but you may receive a bill depending on your coverage. This includes any non-insured coverage due to changes in CARE Act funding. If you have questions, you can call our billing department or reach out to your insurance company directly.

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Contact:

Tel:  (480) 626-2444 (call or text)

Fax: (480) 409-2987

contact@mareadymedical.com

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