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No matter why you want to be tested for COVID-19 in Ventura CA, whether you have been exposed to someone who has it, or you want to visit an elderly loved one with the peace of mind that you are not infected, you will find the COVID testing you need with Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group. Read on to learn what to expect and then contact us at 805-658-9500 with any questions.
If you believe you might have COVID-19 right now, then the same-day, drive-up SARS-CoV-2 PCR Swab is the test you want. It will let you know if you currently have the disease. On the other hand, if you want an antibody test to confirm that you have already had the disease and might be presumed immune by some entities, we can help you too. This test satisfies the requirements for state and international travel, except Hawaii.
Both of the tests we have available are authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This includes both the Thermo Fisher Scientific TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit and the Healgen Scientific COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette. They both have the highest available accuracy for finding viral molecules and antibodies. This means a 99.7% sensitivity for PCR detection of viral DNA/RNA, as well as 98% – 100% sensitivity for COVID-19 antibodies IgG and IgM.
If your question is whether or not you have COVID right now, you will take the PCR swab test. This is a nasal or oral swab that determines via the CDC gold standard (PCR technology) whether you have the infection or not. This costs $225, and you get will results the same day between 9 and 11 PM via email.
If you are wondering if you have already had COVID and recovered from it or were asymptomatic, then you need the rapid antibody test. This requires just one drop of blood. It costs less than $100, and you can get results in just ten minutes. Many patients simply wait in their car to get the call and find out if they are immune.
If you have questions, contact Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group at 805-658-9500. We are standing by to help you find the best way to get the information you need. With this and all diseases, the best thing you can do is find out the facts and take appropriate action from there.