Physician consultation

&  COVID-19 Testing Now available

Available where you are, without the hassle or risk of the waiting room.

Our doctors are equipped to support you, your family, and your business with quality care. Connect in minutes with board-certified doctors over live video and have your questions answered. Create a treatment plan with a doctor and get better faster!

Now available are COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. 

Our team manages all logistics and your physician will be virtually present. A Registered Nurse will perform the test to be sure they are done accurately.

Most insurance carriers will provide you reimbursement. Ask our billing team for a coded receipt following your service.


Connect face to face using your phone, tablet or computer, now.

Just like an in-person visit, the doctor takes your history and symptoms, performs an exam and may recommend treatment, which may include at home or at office COVID-19 Testing and even antibody testing performed by a Registered Nurse under the supervision of the treating physician.


In-home COVID-19 testing and antibody testing by a team of Medical Professionals

Our laboratory partnerships have been made for research purposes and will provide your physician with test results in as little as 48hrs. The test is simple and will be completed by a Registered Nurse, under the visual guidance of your treating physician. To provide you with a Covid-19 test and/or an antibody test, we need to share the data! All tests are for research purposes (stripping your identifying information) to help doctors and scientists Flatten the Curve! Reduce unnecessary exposure and ask your physician if COVID-19 research testing is right for you.


Business Consulting and Employee Screening for COVID-19

THE I.V. DOC is here to support your return to work with strategies to reduce risks of viral outbreak.  Our goal is to provide a safe working environment for your employees.  Screening for active infection and symptoms as well as contact tracing will play critical roles in reducing the chance of an office resurgence of cases. Employers accross the U.S. have entrusted THE I.V. DOC to provide employee screening following CDC and OSHA guidelines while respecting individual rights and privacy considerations associated with testing.  

Please email us for business return to work pricing 


From our laboratory partners:

 

Active Virus Shedding - SWAB

Molecular PCR TEST

 

FAQ: COVID-19 qPCR Test (Coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2)

Q: Is the labs test identical to the CDC’s test?

Yes, our lab partners test is the same method based on the CDC testing. Since there is a shortage of most CDC reagents, they modified the extraction process just slightly using comparable agents that are not in short supply, but maintains the same accuracy and specificity (assuming the CDC sample is stable).  The labs collection method allows for the sample to stay stabilized for 30 days in ambient temperatures (vs with the CDC collection the sample must refrigerated).  In addition the sample collection is stored as non-infectious, which is not the case for the CDC samples. In summary, the biggest difference is the labs collection kit is more robust, stable, and NON-INFECTIOUS.

What does the labs test identify?

The labs COVID-19 qPCR Test identifies the SARS CoV-2. This testing method utilizes RT-PCR (real-time reverse transcriptase PCR) technology, and will confirm the virus is present and active (replication, shedding). Although, it is unclear the exact timelines of all stages.

Does the labs test measure viral antibodies or viral load?

The labs test is not an antibody test.  The labs test confirms if the virus is currently present in the sample and does NOT measure antibody levels or viral load.

What is the sensitivity of the labs test?

Sensitivity (true positive rate) = 98% (2% false negative rate)

What is the specificity of the labs test?

Specificity (true negative rate) = 99.9% (.1% false positive rate)

What is the labs turnaround time (TAT) for results?

Once the sample collection kit is received, the turnaround time (TAT) for results is 24-72 hours.

Who receives the results?

The clinician assigned by THE I.V. DOC will receive an email with a secure link to their Clinician Portal. The clinician will then login to their secure Clinician Portal to generate the report.

How do you take the test?

Cough Swab Collection Kits will be used to collect the sample. Detailed collection and shipping instructions will accompany each kit and will be provided by your nurse or physician.

In clinical lab terms, what is the collection procedure?

The COVID-19 virus nucleic acid will be extracted from throat swab samples, 1-step reverse transcription of RNA from the virus and amplification via PCR for a combined method known as real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR). An internal positive control will be included to ensure that the test performed correctly and that the RT-PCR reaction has not been inhibited. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designed RT-PCR assays for the detection for the 2019-nCoV. Our lab partners test is comparable to this assay. Our lab partnersuse primers and probes used in CDC assays for the identification of the virus. These primers and probes are manufactured under ISO 13485:2016.  Our lab partners employ primers and 5’ FAM / 3” Black Hole Quencher® (BHQ) probes.  This test is recommended by the FDA only under the current EUA (for emergency use) guidance, unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. This test has been authorized only for the detection of RNA from COVID-19 virus, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the US Food and Drug Administration.


Antibody Testing - BLOOD TEST

What are IgM and IgG antibodies?

IgM is usually the first, specific antibody type generated by the body in response to infection. Your body usually generates these antibodies as its first line of defense against a foreign virus and can develop as soon as 3-5 days.

IgG antibody “is a protein that the body produces in the late stages of infection (possibly 21 days or greater) and may remain for up to months and possibly years after a person has recovered.”

IgM and IgG fight infections by targeting specific antigens on the surface of the SARS-nCoV-2 virus.

How is the Antibodies (Blood) test different from the Rt-qPCR,DNA (Swab) test?

The RT-qPCR,DNA test determines if the individual is infected with SARS-CoV-2 and considered to be able to transmit the disease (a positive test) or is negative for the virus. This test cannot tell whether a person is immune from past infection or has yet to be exposed and is still in danger.

The IgG & IgM antibodies test is based on the quantitative detection of IgM and IgG that are specifically generated by the body in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. This can be used to determine recent & past exposure.

Researchers said having the IgG antibodies gives you protection from the virus -- but it doesn’t mean you’re immune for the rest of your life. You could get sick again. Still, they’re calling the test a milestone towards getting life back to normal.

Clinical Significance of Utilizing the DNA (swab) test along with the Antibodies (blood) test.

Antibody tests for COVID-19 cannot confirm the presence of the virus in your system at the present day. It can only tell whether you have been exposed in the past or if you have never been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. Consequently, it should only be used alone as a screening test and should be used in tandem with a genetic-based test to determine a complete status.

Clinical Significance (DNA + Antibodies)

COVID-19 Real Time TR-qPCR(swab)

IgM Antibody (blood)

IgG Antibody (blood)

Clinical Significance

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Patient was most likely not exposed to SAR-CoV-2

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Patient may be in window period of infection

Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Patient may be in early stage of infection

Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Patient may be in later or recurrent stage of infection

Detected

Detected

Detected

Patient is in active stage of infection

Not Detected

Detected

Detected

Patient may be in the recovery stage of infection

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Patient may be in early stage of infection

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Patient may have had past infection, recovered and possibly immune

Variation of the Levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Antigen, IgM and IgG after infection.

Cartridge Test Kits with results in 15 minutes

Cartridge based antibody tests only provide a positive or negative result for IgM and IgG.   

Our Lab Partners IgM & IgG Quantitative Antibody Tests

Our lab partners IgG & IgM testing is performed in their CLIA High Complexity specialty lab on dedicated, automated instrumentation which is listed with the FDA.

Our lab partners provide a Quantitative report, which not only informs of detection, but also quantifies the amount of antibodies detected.

The Key To getting Americans Back To Work

Scaling up COVID-19 IgG & IgM testing will help piece together a clear picture of how many Americans may have already been infected, built immunity and can get back to work. This is critical to re-opening the economy, and Access is here to help, one test at a time.

"Serological tests will enable us to determine what percentage of the population has been exposed to the virus," says Joanne Bartkus, PhD, director of the Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH's) Public Health Laboratory Division. "If we understand or find that a certain level of antibody does confer immunity to further infection, well, then that can be used to determine maybe who can go back to work, or who is less likely to be able to transmit the virus." - Joanne Bartkus, PhD.

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Additional consents for research testing from our third party lab partnership may be provided to you.   The labs we have chosen to work with have all applied for their Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and are CLIA certified labs..  Our partner laboratories are certified under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing in addition they are listed as  laboratories that have notified the FDA that they have validated COVID-19 diagnostic tests as set forth in Section IV.A of the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests.  It's important to know that a negative [antibody testing] result do not preclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. If acute infection is suspected, direct testing for SARS-CoV-2 is necessary [swab / molecular - PCR testing]. Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.  Results and treatment time may vary. Medication and third party laboratory testing may be provided, only after a consultation by a licensed medical provider.

Physician Consultation and COVID-19 Virus Testing

Physician Consultation and COVID-19 Virus Testing

COVID19 ACTIVE Virus testing (swab) available where you are, without the hassle or risk of the waiting room.

Doctors are equipped to support you and your family with quality care. Connect in minutes with board-certified doctors over live video and have your questions answered. Create a treatment plan with a doctor and get better faster!

Forms for Insurance reimbursement available.


Connect face to face using your phone, tablet or computer, now.

Just like an in-person visit, the doctor takes your history and symptoms, performs an exam and may recommend treatment, which may include at home COVID-19 Testing and even antibody testing performed by a Registered Nurse under the supervision of the treating physician.

 

In-home COVID-19 testing by our team of Medical Professionals

Laboratory partnerships have been made for research purposes and will provide your physician with test results in as little as 48hrs. The test is simple and will be completed by a Registered Nurse, under the visual guidance of your treating physician. To provide you with a Covid-19 active testing, we need to share the data! All tests are for research purposes (stripping your identifying information) to help doctors and scientists Flatten the Curve! Reduce unnecessary exposure and ask your physician if COVID-19 research testing is right for you.

Learn more about our lab partnership

 

Additional consents for research testing from our third party lab partnership may be provided to you.   The labs we have chosen to work with have all applied for their Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and are CLIA certified labs..  Our partner laboratories are certified under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing in addition they are listed as  laboratories that have notified the FDA that they have validated COVID-19 diagnostic tests as set forth in Section IV.A of the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests.  It's important to know that a negative [antibody testing] result do not preclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. If acute infection is suspected, direct testing for SARS-CoV-2 is necessary [swab / molecular - PCR testing]. Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.  

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