Testing for COVID-19
We are excited to announce the immediate availability of antibody testing to detect exposure to COVID-19. The doctors at DWC have remained up to date with continually evolving testing options and best treatments available in both conventional and naturopathic approaches. This test does not replace the nasal swab that detects the virus but is helpful in determining exposure to the virus.
Should I be tested?
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you have had symptoms in the past, this is the test for you. You must be asymptomatic (free of symptoms) for at least seven (7) days prior to testing.
What does the test reveal?
This simple test provides qualitative (yes/no) results that determine if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 based on your antibodies.
- No Exposure: No protective antibodies.
- Exposed: Currently developing antibodies.
- Exposed & Recovering: Protective antibodies present.
How is the test performed?
This is a standard venipuncture (blood draw). Fasting is not required.
What is the cost of the test?
The test cost is $324. The test includes a brief initial consultation and review of the lab with a physician. The test is not covered by insurance.
How can I get tested?
If you are interested in being tested, please call to set up an appointment with your doctor.
When can I expect results?
Results are received within 3-5 days. Same day appointments are available Mon-Fri.
* Important Information
The Antibody test is a serology test which measures the amount of antibodies or proteins present in the blood when the body is responding to a specific infection. This test hasn’t been reviewed by the FDA. Negative results don’t rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic lab should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals. Results from antibody testing shouldn’t be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains. While the presence of antibodies doesn’t necessarily prevent future infections, they can reduce the severity of future infections of the current COVID-19 strain.