PicMed Testing options. –
If sick or experiencing symptoms please do not arrive at our facilities without a prior consultation or appointment.
Lab based – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAAOropharyngeal (OP) collection in viral transport medium, ESwab™, or saline.Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs also accepted in viral transport medium (discard OP swab included with viral transport medium), ESwab™, or saline.OP or NP washes/aspirates in sterile cups.Bronchial washing or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens in sterile cups. – Testing used diagnosis active infections. Must be collected at doctors office and clinic.
Lab based Antibody test The COVID-19 Antibodies is a serological test that detects human antibodies (proteins belonging to the immunoglobulin class), IgG. This test is designed to complement Real Time RT-PCR in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen, so the individual was recently exposed to an infection (as early as 3-5 days) IGG antibodies mean that likely the individual was exposed at least 3 – 4 weeks prior to testing.
Finger stick Antibodies test A separate quick affordable test for antibodies. Does not differentiate between IGG or IGM titers.