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COVID-19 Testing

2020-04-15 06:00:00


COVID-19 Testing Inquiries

 

For more information; please call 908.474.1004 extension 111 or please email coronovirus@accureference.com


Interested in learning more about how you could begin testing your patients or employees? Please complete either our PHYSICIAN or EMPLOYER inquiry forms below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.




If you have been in close contact with a person who recently tested positive for COVID-19, if you have symptoms (fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), or have recently traveled to or from an infected area, you should reach out to your physician, or any other healthcare provider, to be tested.

Ordering options:

  • Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (Test Code: C455) 
  • Self-Pay price for patient $100.00 
  • Expedited Flu panel (Test Code: U650) 
  • Respiratory Pathogen Panel (Test Code: RPP) 


Reflex Panels:

  • RPP (Respiratory Pathogen Panel) if negative, reflex to COVID-19 (Test Code: C459) 
  • Flu panel, if negative, reflex to RPP, if negative, reflex to COVID-19 (Test Code: C499) 
  • Flu panel, if negative, reflex to RPP (Test Code: C458) COVID-19 

 

 

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Test

Qualitative detection of the COVID-19 IgG and IgM in human serum

 



Antibody Testing for COVID-19 
As the country starts to see positive signs that the mitigation efforts, like stay-at-home orders and social distancing, are working in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of when we can return to work and resume our normal activities is one of the most critical issues facing our nation. 

Antibody tests - also known as serological tests - may have the potential to play a role in this complex calculation. Results from these tests can help identify who has been infected and developed antibodies that may protect from future infection as well as identify those still at risk. Results can also help inform who may qualify to donate blood that can be used to manufac­ture convalescent plasma, an investigational product for use with those who are seriously ill from COVID-19. 

How the Serological Tests Work 
lgG is the most abundant, and long lasting, immunoglobulin to be produced in response to an antigen and is maintained in the body after initial exposure. 

lgM is typically, the first immunoglobulin to be produced in response to an antigen and is primarily detected during the early onset of disease. 
Unlike a test designed to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection (the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus), serological tests can help identify individuals who have developed an immune response to the virus, either as part of an active infection or a prior infection. The tests detect the presence of antibodies in the blood. If specific antibodies are present, that indicate the person has been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2, most likely developed antibodies against it. This may mean that person has, most likely, at least some immunity to the coronavirus. Further clinical evaluation, regarding long-term immunity and/or reinfection, is still under investigation  

In the early days of an infection when the body's immune response is still building, antibodies may not be detected, which is why serological tests should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Advantages of coronavirus serologic  COVID-19 testing 
According to experts, there is a large range of applications for serologic testing. 

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  • Serology can be used to complement the detection of Molecular RT-PCR. It also increases the sensitivity of the evolution of the infection.
  • It can help estimate the timing of infection. As knowledge develops about the immunity to potential reinfection of patients having previously contracted COVID-19 and recovered, antibody testing may provide information about statistically reduced contagion risks of and from these persons
  • It could help identify donors of plasma from recovered patients that can be transfused into COVID-19 patients, as a potential treatment.
  • As the pandemic unfolds, serosurveys can closely track what percentage of the population has become infected, in each city or region. Serosurveys may also help efforts to develop vaccines and therapies.
  • The assays are an ideal supplement for direct pathogen detection and are a valuable tool for epidemiological studies.

 

Per the aforementioned guidance, the following statements are required 

  • Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus.
  • Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered 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 or to inform infection status.
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKUl, NL63, OC43, or 229E.


 

COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST


TEST CODE                                          C480 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT                1 SST 
TURNAROUND TIME                          24-48 HOURS



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East Orange Patient Service Center
108 South Munn Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (862) 233-6611
Hours: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Glassboro Patient Service Center
359 N Main Street, Glassboro, NJ, 08028
Phone: (856) 881-5320
Hours: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Irvington Patient Service Center
40 Union Avenue, Suite 205, Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (862) 231-6223
Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Jersey City Patient Service Center
709 Newark Ave 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07036
Phone: (201) 222-0178
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Linden Patient Service Center
1901 East Linden Avenue, Unit 25, Linden, NJ, 07036
Phone: (908) 474-1004
Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Somerset Patient Service Center
1553 Rt.27, Somerset, NJ, 08873
Phone: (908) 583-6645
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bridgeport Patient Service Center
754 Clinton Avenuye, Brdigeport, CT, 06108
Phone: (203) 290-4775
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Stamford Patient Service Center
111 High Ridge Road, First Floor, Stamford, CT, 06905
Phone: (908) 583-6607
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Brooklyn Patient Service Center
5908 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Brooklyn, NY, 11220
Phone: (718) 439-8200
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
New Hyde Park Patient Service Center
1575 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY,
Phone: (516) 500-1047
Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Payetteville Patient Service Center I
1905 Skibo Road, Suite 101, Fayetteville
Phone: (910) 867-7071
Hours: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Medical Drive Patient Service Center
1314 Medical drive, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC
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Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Walter Reed Patient Service Center
1220 Walter Reed Road, Suite A, Fayetteville, NC, 28304
Phone: (910) 491-1956
Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bangor Patient Service Center
225 Erdman Avenue, Bangor, PA, 18013
Phone: (610) 452-9174
Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Hazelton Patient Service Center
101 South Church Street, Hazelton, PA 18704
Phone: (570) 455-0747
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kingston Patient Service Center
517 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704
Phone: (570) 283-0674
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nanticoke Patient Service Center
233 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA, 18634
Phone: (570) 735-2626
Hours: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Conlin Patient Service Center
4420 Conlin Street, Ste#100, Metairie, LA, 70006
Phone: (504) 302-2035
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saxon Patient Service Center
4213 Saxon Street, Metairie, LA, 70006
Phone: (504) 779-8163
Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
West Bank Patient Service Center
1799 Stumpf blvd, Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 301-1817
Hours:

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