Now offering COVID-19 Testing
NOTE WHEN PURCHASING
Due to limited supply and high demand of the COVID-19 testing, we are working quickly to re-stock the test each week. We want to provide comfort and safety in your home, please be patient with us due to the volume of requests. Once submitting your purchase after selecting the button above and submitting the form, please wait for a confirmation email to confirm your order. Your confirmation email will arrive in no more than 30 minutes after your purchase has been submitted.
This test will help diagnose whether you are infected with SARS-CoV-2. Our COVID-19 lab affiliates are operating under the Emergency Use Authorization guidelines issued by the FDA. Within 72 hours of the lab receiving your sample, you will receive secure digital results. If your results are positive, Dr. Hogan is available to guide you through your next steps with our virtual appointments and consultations.
Presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus
Available results in
Once shipped back, you should receive your results in 72 hours.
Results will be confirmed through email as soon as our office receives them
If results are positive, we will schedule a virtual consultation with you with Dr. Justin Hogan, that is provided at no additional charge.
Who Should Get Tested?
- Individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days through:
- Travel or living in an area where there is community spread
- Close proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Individuals who are experiencing primary symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Secondary symptoms may also include tiredness, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
If you test positive, we are providing complimentary Virtual Consultations for our patients. You will be notified of your results within 72 hours of your test being shipped back.
What is COVID-19?
“Coronavirus Disease 2019” (referred to widely as COVID-19, or coronavirus) is the respiratory disease caused by the “SARS-CoV2” virus. It was recently identified in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally. There has been an increasing number of cases reported in the United States, and it has become a global public health emergency. As of March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.
How is COVID-19 Spread?
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, droplets containing the virus go into the air and onto surfaces and objects around them. Other people are exposed to the virus by breathing in these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching infected surfaces.
What are the symptoms for COVID-19?
SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms include:
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Other symptoms may include:
- Body or muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Flu-like symptoms
Cases of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Most people have reported mild symptoms and in some cases don’t have any symptoms. More severe and fatal cases have been seen in older adults and those with weakened immune systems or underlying health issues (such as lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, cancer, transplant, and AIDS). Recent data suggests that young adults may also be severely impacted. However, serious disease can also occur in younger adults.
Someone I was around has tested positive for Coronavirus or has symptoms, should I get a test?
You should get tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of having close contact with that person or if that person later tests positive for COVID-19. Close contact includes being within approximately 6 feet of that person for a prolonged period of time or having direct contact with their fluids, like being coughed on.
Am I at risk for COVID-19?
COVID-19 is very contagious. The risk of getting COVID-19 depends on many factors, including where you live, recent travel history, and close contact with people who have symptoms. It is important to comply with any local travel restrictions and to protect yourself from exposure if you are in a city or area where the disease is spreading.
What's the point of being diagnosed with no medical treatment?
Knowing whether you have COVID-19 can help you prevent spread of the virus by taking important measures like self-quarantine. As many public health organizations have pointed out, COVID-19 shares many symptoms with the flu, the common cold, even allergies, so it’s important to know.
What does this test measure?
The COVID-19 Test is an rt-PCR-focused test that looks for the presence or absence of unique genomic markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in nasopharyngeal swab and saliva/sputum samples.
How many tests can I purchase?
Due to the global manufacturing constraints, supplies will be limited to start so we are limiting purchases to ONE test per household. We are getting a new supply in each week.
How does this test compare to tests at hospitals or Houston's designated drive-ins?
The COVID-19 Test is an rt-PCR-focused test that uses nasopharyngeal swab and saliva/sputum samples. This is the same methodology as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and being used in hospitals for the majority of COVID-19 diagnostic testing today.
How do I collect a sample from home?
Like our other tests, the COVID-19 Test will come with everything you need to collect a sample at home (generally in five minutes or less) and safely ship your sample to a CLIA-certified laboratory. You will use the COVID-19 Test kit to collect two samples that can be used to diagnose COVID-19: a nasopharyngeal swab sample. See our collection instructions here: . In order to get your sample to our labs as quickly as possible, we provide a prepaid overnight FedEx mailer for you to drop your sample at a FedEx drop-box location on the same day you collect. Your digital results will be available in 72 hours of the lab receiving your sample.
How do I know if this is the flu/cold vs COVID-19?
The symptoms for all of these conditions can be similar: fever, sore throat, cough, and respiratory symptoms. The only way to know for sure whether you have COVID-19 is to test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Is it safe to send COVID-19 samples through the mail?
We provide detailed instructions in our kit and online for safe collection and transport of samples. We provide the appropriate shipping materials to safely ship your sample to our affiliate lab following the recommendations provided by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN). We recommend that our customers take precautionary measures when collecting their sample by washing their hands thoroughly, disinfecting surfaces where they will be completing their test and using the provided alcohol prep pad to disinfect the shipping sleeve before placing your sample in the mail (though be sure to not wipe the shipping label which could impact legibility).
How do I use my HSA/FHA benefits to pay for this COVID-19 Test?
Your purchase can be submitted for reimbursement through HSA/FSA benefits. As always, be sure to check with your specific HSA/FSA benefits coordinator for clarification on the specific requirements for reimbursement including usage, protocol, and qualifications.
Why does this test cost money?
A potential aid package that could help make coronavirus testing free for many Americans was announced recently and has been gaining momentum through Congress. We have reached out to elected officials to see how we can be involved – we would love to provide this test for free! We priced this test as low as possible while covering our costs.
How can I prevent spread amongst household members, spouses or caregivers?
Individuals who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days after possible exposure. This also applies to individuals who have recently traveled to countries where COVID-19 is spreading. During this time period, you should monitor your symptoms closely to see if you get sick. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath).
The below information is for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers of a person who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who do not have symptoms, but who may have been exposed.
Monitor your health
- Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath)
- Household members should stay in another room or be separated from the patient as much as possible
- Use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible
- Limit visitors who do not need to be in the home
- Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow and ventilation
Provide help and support
- Help the patient follow their healthcare provider’s instructions
- Help the patient with basic needs in the home, such as getting groceries, prescriptions, and other personal needs
- Help care for any pets in the home
- Monitor the patient’s symptoms
- If the patient is getting sicker, help them seek medical attention
Keep facemasks and disposable gloves
- The patient should wear a facemask when they are around other people
- If the patient is not able to wear a facemask, you should wear a mask when you are in the same room as them
- Wear a disposable facemask and gloves when you touch or have contact with the patient’s body fluids, such as saliva, mucus, blood, stool, vomit, or urine
- Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items and keep soiled items away from your body
- Throw out disposable face masks and gloves after using and do not reuse them
- Wash hands or use alcohol based hand sanitizer after removing gloves, and again after removing face masks
Discuss any additional questions with your healthcare provider or a local / state health department official.
I want to further boost my immune system, what can I do?
There are multiple things we offer in our office to help you strengthen your immune system. We’d love to discuss our different testing options as well as supplements that you can do in the meantime.
Ways to boost your immune system during
the COVID-19 Pandemic
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