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COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing Now Available

By May 1, 2020June 17th, 2020No Comments

 

          We thank you for your patience while East Valley Naturopathic Doctors have been waiting on and evaluating the different COVID 19 antibody testing options. We will NOT be testing acutely ill patients utilizing nasopharyngeal swabs, but will begin testing for IgG antibodies which indicate past exposure. We want to provide those interested patients with the peace of mind that comes with knowing whether or not they have been exposed and had mild or no symptoms and are currently nonsymptomatic. We welcome patients who have no current COVID-19 symptoms for the previous 2 weeks such as: fever(>100.3), cough, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, body aches, headache, chills, or chills with body shaking. If you suspect you have had these symptoms, you must wait at least 14 days before doing the antibody testing as results will not be accurate. Antibody testing will be predominantly run through LabCorp and Sonora Quest. There will be a $65 processing and blood draw fee paid at the time of your appointment. Please call our front office at (480)985-0000 to schedule. COVID-19 testing can be added to a current scheduled lab draw. We cannot draw for Medicare patients at this time. For your information, the specificity and sensitivity for Sonora Quest is 98.5%- 99% accurate with Lab Corp specificity and sensitivity between 99%-99.9%.

Our Testing Criteria and Procedure

A person may continue with their scheduled appointment as normal if upon arrival a person screened has a temperature less than or equal to 100.3°. A person is required to leave the site if upon arrival a person screened has a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4°. The temperature screener will communicate with the individual that they need to go home and contact their physician or return when their temperature has been reduced to below 100.4.

  • All blood draws will take place for COVID-19 in at our main office located in Suite 110.
  • We allow for testing anyone who is 12 years old and older at this time.
  • Results should take up to 5 days to return in which we will securely email or text you your results.