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The Need to Know on COVID-19 and IgG Antibody Testing – Now Available at ModernMD!

  • 05.27.20
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Learn more about what COVID-19 tests do, to determine which may be right for you

As cities around the country move towards reopening, media coverage on the many types of diagnostic Coronavirus and antibody testing available is equal parts constant & confusing.

BUT here’s the good news – Not only do we now offer diagnostic COVID-19 testing for suspected active COVID-19 infection and IgG Antibody testing to evaluate for COVID-19 antibodies, but we’re also here to help make sense of what these options may mean for you and your family.

To put the confusion to rest, check out our FAQ on these COVID-19 tests and visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for additional information!

What is the difference between a diagnostic COVID-19 test & an antibody test?

Diagnostic testing is used to determine if you are actively infected with COVID-19 and is completed using a nasal swab. Antibody testing is a blood test used to determine if you were infected with COVID-19 and have developed IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

How accurate are the tests ModerMD offers?

Diagnostic COVID-19 testing is 99.9% accurate, when a sufficient sample is collected using a nasal swab. The form of IgG antibody testing we offer is 99.8% accurate, in patients possibly exposed at least 14 days prior to testing.

Who is eligible for testing?

Nearly everyone is eligible for one of the two available forms of COVID-19 testing. Diagnostic testing will be provided to patients as determined by provider evaluation. Antibody testing is available to anyone over the age of 12 who is currently symptom-free and has been symptom free for at least 14 days.

Are both forms of testing covered by insurance?

Yes, you may use your insurance for both diagnostic COVID-19 & antibody testing! If you are commercially insured, most insurance companies are waving all patient responsibility for COVID-19 testing. If you are uninsured, a visit with our provider for a COVID-19 diagnostic e-swab is $99 & a visit for an anti-body blood draw is $75. In both cases, you may receive a bill from our lab partner at a later date.

How long will it take to get my results?

We should receive your results from our lab partner within 3-5 business days of your visit. One of our team members will reach out with your results as soon as they are available.

What should I do after my test?

In accordance with guidelines, if you have a fever or are currently experiencing active COVID-19 symptoms, please return home and self-quarantine until you receive your diagnostic testing results and additional instructions. If you have an antibody test, please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently & wear a mask in public.

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