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RAPID COVID ANTIGEN TEST

Quick. Accurate. Finally a test that matches your NEXT|HEALTH Lifestyle.

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  • Results in 20 Minutes or less
  • >98% Accuracy and EUA Approved
  • Nasal Swab
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  • Results in 20 Minutes or less
  • >98% Accuracy and EUA Approved
  • Nasal Swab
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COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST

The NEXT|HEALTH Antibody Test: Quick, Accurate, Offered in a Clean and Safe Environment.

  • Antibodies: IGG and IGM
  • 5-10 min Appointment
  • 72 hour Results
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COVID-19 NASAL SWAP PCR

This test is specifically designed to detect the level of virus (antigen) present in your body.

 

The PCR test allows us to give a diagnosis of COVID19. This is done through a nasal swab resulting in confirmation within 5-7 days.

 

Results: This test will simply let you know if you have the virus or not.

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RAPID ANTIGEN COVID TESTING

Quick. Accurate. Finally, a test that matches your NEXT|HEALTH Lifestyle. Test at one of our vibrant Los Angeles locations or we can send a nurse to you.

  • Results in 20 Minutes or less
  • >98% Accuracy and EUA Approved
  • Nasal Swab
  • Group Options Available
 
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ANTIBODY ONSITE TESTING

NEXT|HEALTH is working with a national laboratory to offer antibody testing for COVID19.

This antibody test measures separate antibody responses (IGM & IGG) to one antigen specific to the virus.

​The process involves a quick 5-10 minute visit to one of our locations. A blood draw is performed by a licensed medical professional, under strict social distancing and protective protocols to keep you safe. Please be sure to Read all FAQ's below before purchasing.

PCR TESTING

This test is specifically designed to detect the level of virus (antigen) present in your body.

The PCR test allows us to give a diagnosis of COVID19. This is done through a nasal swab resulting in confirmation within 5-7 days.

Results: This test will simply let you know if you have the virus or not.


Contact us below and a member of our team will contact you to set this up. Read all FAQ's below.

ON DEMAND

AT-HOME TESTING

We have limited availability for at-home testing by sending a phlebotomist or nurse to your home to draw your blood. As you can imagine, staff to perform this is at a premium right now, and we can only offer this in a very limited capacity. There will be a home visit charge that does not include the cost of the test. You can test multiple people who are isolating together (ie. a family or roommates). Please note that the provider will arrive with full PPE (gloves, masks, gown) and will ask you to provide a safe and clean environment.

Contact us below and a member of our team will contact you to set this up. Read all FAQ's below.

CORPORATE ACCOUNTS

ON-SITE TESTING

We suggest using the scheduling link under in-person test for booking 1-2 people, however, if you have a group of 5 or more or would like to set up testing for your corporate teams or employees with a common corporate payment source, please click this link and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours.  

Contact us below with details regarding your group and a member of our team will contact you to set this up.

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NEXT|HEALTH COVID-19 TESTING FAQ

IN-DEPTH

WHAT COVID 19 TEST IS BEING OFFERRED?

ANTIBODY
The blood test we are offering is a test for antibody detection for COVID19.   It’s important to note that there are generally two types of COVID19 tests available. One is a test for the RNA of the virus, which is commonly obtained by nasal swab (this test is called PCR). This is the test that you hear about most frequently, sometimes available at drive through testing booths and at hospitals and emergency rooms. PCR is the gold standard for diagnosis of COVID19 as it tests for the RNA of the virus. This is the only test that can diagnose COVID19.


The blood test that we offer at Next Health is different. It is a serologic immune test for antibodies (specifically identifying proteins) of COVID19. This test confirms if you have mounted an immune response to the virus, and what types of antibodies you are currently making against the virus.   This gives us an indication of how long you have been exposed to the virus, if you have developed some form of immunity to the virus, and or what stage of the immune response process you are in should you have previously come in contact with SARS-COVID-2.

It is important to note that you may have the virus and still be negative to the immunity test, because it is only testing for antibody proteins to the virus, not actual presence of the virus. If your antibody test is negative, you may be in the early stage (first 3-7 days) of contracting the virus and have not yet created an antibody response.


PCR 
PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on. PCR testing is the gold standard for confirming a diagnosis of COVID-19.

WHAT IS THE TESTING PROCESS?

ANTIBODY
​The test is administered to you by visiting our NextHealth facility and our medical personnel will obtain a blood sample via a blood draw in your arm. You do not need to fast or have any special preparation for the test. One tube of blood is obtained and sent to our partner laboratory by FedEx that night.   Your visit to NextHealth is less than 10-15 minutes. Currently, there is no at home test available that has been approved by the FDA.

PCR Testing
This is a simple cotton swab that is placed into each nostril for 3 seconds to get a sufficient amount of mucous, which is then placed into a specimen tube and sent to the lab for analysis.

Both of our labs operate under as a high complexity lab with CLIA and CAP certifications.
 

WHO CAN BE TESTED?

All asymptomatic people (i.e. no fever, cough or sneezing) over the age of 15 who are able to tolerate a blood draw from a vein in the arm.

HOW ARE YOU KEPING THE VISIT SAFE?

NextHealth has implemented strict safety protocols, guided by the LA County Department of Health’s guidelines.   All medical staff have been trained and certified for COVID preparation and will participate in the recommendations from the CDC including wearing masks and using hospital grade disinfectant, as we always have.


In addition, we ask all clients visiting the facility to have no active symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, sneezing) that could lead to spreading respiratory droplets at the facility. All clients are given a mask to wear and practice social distancing measures and are in private rooms. All surfaces are cleaned with medical grade cleaning supplies after each visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID antibodies. We aim to make the visit safer than a visit to your grocery store.

All of our medical staff on site are also COVID certified to decrease any cross contamination and improve compliance with all recommendations as recommended by the CDC.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GETTING TESTED?

There are many personal and societal benefits to antibody testing in our opinion. First, most people will know earlier if they have been exposed and potentially contagious.   This is valuable information to allow you to isolate yourself when you would otherwise have no reason to. Secondly, if you do get sick you and your providers will know your current immune status, thus helping to decide on a treatment algorithm for you. Finally, if you have developed long term immunity you can start to feel more confident to return to normal activities when government bans have been lifted (in combination with an assessment of your symptoms from your doctor).

Big picture, the lack of testing in this country was one of the factors that lead to the rapid spread of the disease. With more testing available and more targeting isolation practices, we can all work together to flatten the curve, take pressure off the health care system, and keep vulnerable populations safe. Finally, front line workers, if determined to have immunity, would feel safer at work.  

HOW LONG BEFORE I GET MY RESULTS?

The processing time for the lab is currently 5-7 business days. As soon as we receive the lab results, we will email them to you, along with a guide for interpretation. This will help you decipher the results and consider next steps. Please forward the results to your primary care physician and discuss them with him/her as well. It is important that you keep them informed of your current condition, especially if you are symptomatic. Our medical professionals at NextHealth will also review and interpret all results as well, and are available for questions if you test positive.

WHAT ANTIGENS ARE YOU TESTING?

Our lab is testing a receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the S1 spike protein to detect antibodies that block the virus entry into the cells. This selection is aligned with current vaccinations in development that are targeting the spike protein.( In medical diagnosis, test sensitivity is the ability of a test to correctly identify those with the disease (true positive rate), whereas test specificity is the ability of the test to correctly identify those without the disease (true negative rate). A validation study completed by our partner laboratory (and submitted to the FDA) showed a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99.8%.  

Our partnered lab is the only lab in the world that is performing the Ultra Sonic COVID-19 Antibodies with Fast Track Technology which is why our sensitivity and specificity percentages are highly accurate. The lab is also a high complexity lab that is CLIA and CAP certified.


This particular test was made with specific antigens from COVID19 and was tested against other common cold strains as well (Influenza A/B, RSV, H flu, etc.), however not tested vs. other coronavirus strains. Although highly unlikely, you could potentially see cross reactivity, which is why the FDA mandated disclosure is present on all reports: “…positive results may be due to past or current infection with Non-SARS-CoV2 strains...”.   At this point in this pandemic, it would be wise to practice social distancing and symptom monitoring as though you have COVID19 out of an abundance of caution.  

It is also important to note that if you are on immunosuppressive medications (like chemotherapy, steroids, methotrexate or others) or have been diagnosed with cancer, your immune response may be blunted, causing a false negative of the test.  

Important points to remember:
Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly for patients who have been in contact with known infected persons or in areas with high prevalence of active infection. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic test (ie PCR with a nasal swab) is necessary to rule out infection in these individuals. Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. False positive results may rarely occur due to cross-reacting antibodies from previous infections, such as other coronaviruses, or from other causes. Samples with positive results should be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings before a diagnostic determination is made.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE TEST TO SHOW THAT I HAVE DEVELOPED ANTIBODIES TO COVID 19?

It is important to remember that this test shows your immune response to the virus, not presence or absence of the virus. Also, its antibodies to the virus take 3-7 days to show up as the immune system gears up to produce antibodies.   What this means is that if you are in the early stages of infection, the test could be negative. A PCR nasal swab could tell you if you have the virus earlier than the antibody test. You should still assume you have COVID if you have symptoms, even though your antibody test may be negative. The only way to have confirmation of being free from the virus in this scenario to get a PCR test or retest in a few days to see if you have developed antibodies.

WHAT ARE ANTIBODIES AND WHY ARE YOU TESTING THEM?

Antibodies are made by your immune system to detect and fight foreign invaders. The ones we are testing for are made specifically for COVID19. The two antibodies tested – IgG, IgM help the test be more sensitive (see the chart below). Your body makes different antibodies throughout the course of fighting this disease. IgM is the early antibody, made within the first 3-5 days, with production decreasing around day 10-17, as we see serum levels diminish. IgG (the long-term immunity antibody) is made last, starting production around day 7.   The presence of IgG is indicative of longer-term immunity to the virus, however at this time we have no idea of how robust that immunity is, or how long it will last. We are hopeful that as antibody testing becomes more available, and more research is being done, that people with IgG antibodies will be able to return to work and life outside the home and also donate their plasma to help fight the disease.

AM I STILL CONTAGIOUS IF I HAVE ANTIBODIES? HOW LONG SHOULD I ISOLATE?

There are no large-scale studies correlating the presence of antibodies and how contagious you are with the virus. At this time, everyone should follow CDC guidelines on isolation procedures which currently say that you should isolate for 14 days and be asymptomatic (no fever for three days and seven days since first symptoms) before coming out of isolation. We can infer at this time (with current data and the CDC recommendations) from the timing of the antibody reaction, that if you are asymptomatic for three days and have IgG it is safe to come out of isolation. If, however, you have IgM only, you should assume you have recently been exposed to the virus and need to isolate for 7-14 days out of an abundance of caution.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE SYMPTOMS

If you are symptomatic you should isolate, contact your physician, and closely monitor your symptoms. The CDC has great recommendations on their site of what to do and how to isolate. Anyone with breathing difficulty or persistent fevers should seek out medical attention immediately.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I TEST NEGATIVE?

If you have no antibodies to the virus, you are still vulnerable to getting COVID. You should follow all local orders to shelter in place, practice social distancing, wear a mask when outside your home, and have careful sanitation and handwashing practices. If you test negative, but have been exposed, remember that the test can still be negative the first few days after exposure. You have the option of retesting in a week if you feel it is necessary for you to know your antibody status. You also have the option of seeking out an alternative test, PCR, to confirm or deny the presence of the viral RNA in your nasal or fecal secretions.

IF I DON’T HAVE SYMPTOMS SHOULD I TAKE THE TEST?

Even though you are not symptomatic, you may still have the virus and could be spreading it. The antibody test will be able to tell you if you were exposed previously and have begun to build immunity. At the end of the day, it is your choice to test or not. Many people who are not testing with no symptoms are proactively self-isolating, so they are safe at this time.
Serologic tests are most appropriate as a surveillance tool (i.e., providing population-level estimates of exposure to SARS-CoV-2), rather than as a diagnostic tool for individual patients.

CAN THE TEST DETECT ANTIBODIES WEEKS AFTER SYMPTOMS AND/OR RECOVERY? OR IS THERE A TESTING WINDOW?

Yes, the test can detect long term immunity antibodies (IgG), which will tell you if symptoms you may have had weeks ago were due to COVID19. There is no testing window where the results would be more accurate, except in the first few days of contracting COVID where your body has not yet made antibodies.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TEST?

We are charging $179 for both the antibody and PCR tests. This includes the laboratory fee of $69, the cost of shipping/handling, our draw fee (which is the cost of our on-site medical staff, providing them with supplies and PPE, and administrative staff to handle the backend result reporting and appointment booking). Our antigen test is priced slightly lower due to no lab costs.

We have kept the cost as low as possible so that as many people as possible can get tested. Of course, we wish we could offer it for free, but unfortunately, we are not subsidized by any insurance, government or hospital system. Insurance, at this time, does not cover the cost of the test. We hope this will change soon so that testing can become widely available to our population and we can flatten the curve of the virus with greater speed and accuracy.

HAS THE FDA APPROVED THIS TEST?

This test is not FDA approved or cleared. Per an FDA press release, “In March, the FDA issued a policy to allow developers of certain serological tests to begin to market or use their tests once they have performed the appropriate evaluation to determine that their tests are accurate and reliable. This includes allowing developers to market their tests without prior FDA review if certain conditions outlined in the guidance document are met. The FDA issued this policy to allow early patient access to certain serological tests with the understanding that the FDA has not reviewed and authorized them.” Doctors around the country are providing this antibody test and others in partnerships with labs that are following the FDA Emergency Use Authorization guidelines. These tests have been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories. There are currently NO FDA approved SAR-CoV-2 antibody tests available. as having submitted their data under section IV.D. of their guidelines. Specifically, this test is called a “serology test” and falls within the following guidelines stated by the FDA (excerpt from FDA document titled “policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 during the Public health Emergency… issued on the web March 16, 2020”):

WILL MY RESULTS BE SHARED?

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