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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

  • When required for travel or events
    **During flu season, (generally October - February) we recommend a flu swab in addition to the COVID swab for any symptomatic patient being tested for COVID. This will be provided for you at the same time from your car.**

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Skip Step 1 if you are already
an established patient

Antibody Testing

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

Step 1:

Step 2:

Skip Step 1 if you are already
an established patient

Register directly on the Sonora Quest website for faster results and results over weekends and holidays

     FAQ'S for the COVID-19 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 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

Drive-up Test Video

Instructional Swab Video

     FAQ'S for the COVID-19 Vaccination

What if I already had COVID-19, do I still need the vaccination?

Yes. Individuals with recent, documented COVID-19 should receive the vaccination AFTER they have fully recovered from the acute infection (no longer experiencing symptoms).

How long should I wait to get the vaccination if I had COVID-19?

It is recommended to delay the vaccination for 90 days from the time of infection, due to the risk of reinfection appears extremely low during this interval.

What if I received monoclonal or convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19, is the vaccination still recommended?

Yes. Individuals who receive either monoclonal or convalescent plasma therapy should still receive the COVID-19 vaccination. These individuals should delay the vaccine 90 days from the time of receipt.

Will your office (Maready Medical) receive the vaccination to administer to patients?

No. Maready Medical will not receive the vaccine to administer. Currently the vaccine is being administered by each Arizona County. Please refer to the following link to determine which phase you belong to:

If you would like more information about the
COVID-19 vaccine please go here

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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.


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




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.


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

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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