Coronavirus Testing – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The coronavirus outbreak is a serious health problem that the whole world is facing today. At My Concierge MD, we are offering multiple methods of coronavirus testing so you and your loved ones can find out if you have been infected.

Due to high volume of calls and demand, we are requesting that you book online through here!

What sets our testing facility apart?

Our medical facility has obtained priority access to a molecular laboratory that has been granted an EUA by the FDA to perform PCR testing, thus we are able to provide our patients with results within 24 to 48 hours. At times we are able to provide same day results but this is dependent on the collection time and the time the specimen is provided to the lab. We have also secured validated & FDA approved rapid antibody test kits with high sensitivity and specificity, so you can be assured that your test results are accurate and reliable. Rapid antibody test results are available on the same day. For those who would like to have a blood test performed instead, we also provide antibody testing utilizing Abbot’s Alinity and Roche’s Elecsys system. (Awaiting Roche’s antibody test availability)

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause a range of diseases including the common cold as well as more severe conditions. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that was recently discovered in 2019and has not been studied before.

Coronavirus infection is transmitted from animals to humans and then spreads between people. Transmissions occur through the air droplets that exist inside the nose or mouth when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The virus then enters the body through the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth).

Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • Fever
  • Cough, usually dry
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue and tiredness

If not treated, coronavirus infections can lead to complications including pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure, and death.

Testing Methods

Our Beverly Hills team provides drive-through tests at our office parking lot by appointment as well as via house calls to your home or workplace.

At My Concierge MD, we are offering three main testing methods to detect coronavirus:

  • PCR Testing via nasal swab or mouth swab
  • Rapid antibody fingerpick test
  • Blood draw for antibody test

Nasal Swab & Mouth Swab

The nasal swab or mouth swab test is a reliable test to detect the Coronavirus infection. We are mostly doing mouth swabs now as the accuracy when done correctly is the same without any discomfort to you as a patient.

Our physicians and nursing staff will be dressed in full protective gear (suit, mask, and gloves) while performing the test. If you choose to pass by our parking space to get tested, you will stay in your car and simply roll down your window so our staff can perform the test. The physician or nursing staff will carefully slide a special Q-tip into your nostrils to take a sample of your nasal secretions; this is called a nasopharyngeal swab or culture. The swab can also be performed inside the mouth as well. When doing mouth swabs, you will be asked to cough three times into your mask and then swab the inside of your cheek thoroughly and place the q-tip inside the specimen container and close the lid tightly and return to our staff. This testing method is completely safe and quick, but some have reported some discomfort during the nasal swab process and thus the mouth swab is perferd. Your sample will be sent to our laboratory to test for Coronavirus. Results of the nasal swab test or mouth swab test are available in most cases the next day and in some cases the same day depending on the time of the collection. Our office will contact you with the results as soon as we receive them.

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Rapid COVID test kit

Another coronavirus testing method is the rapid COVID test kit. It is safe, quick, and noninvasive. This test kit detects antibodies against COVID which typically rise within 1-2 weeks after infection.

The rapid COVID test only requires a blood sample to detect antibodies against coronavirus in your bloodstream. Our physicians will perform a simple finger prick, obtain your blood sample, and use the kit accordingly. Results are usually available within 15 minutes.

Blood draw for antibody testing

Our nursing staff is available to draw your blood and send it off to the lab for antibody testing. We are currently utilizing the below instruments for blood drawn antibody tests as available:

  • Abbot’s Alinity platform
  • Roche’s Elecsys platform

Who should get tested for COVID-19?

We are currently providing testing for anyone who wishes to be tested regardless of symptom status. If you believe you have been in contact with someone who was infected, or believe there is a chance that you are currently infected, contact us to schedule a testing time at your convenience.

Do I need a referral to get tested?

No, you do not currently need a referral to be tested by our facility.

What if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

If you are experiencing symptoms and suspect you might be infected, call our medical office to schedule an appointment to be tested immediately and quarantine yourself so the infection is not spread to others. Please make sure to wear a face mask to protect others you may come in contact with.

Does your facility provide telehealth consults?

Our telemedicine services facilitate remote communication with patients and will help you through the process of COVID testing, symptoms you may be experiencing as well as treatment options.

Our team can assist you if you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, have pre-existing chronic conditions, have had a recent history of travel abroad, as well as contact with the suspect or confirmed COVID patients. Over the phone, our physicians will interview you and go through your history and assist you as best as they can.

If you qualify for a COVID test, we will set an appointment for you to come to the parking of our Beverly Hills office to perform the test. If you are unable to leave your home, our physicians and nursing staff do provide house calls and can visit your home to perform Coronavirus testing.

Does your facility provide testing for Companies and Employees?

Yes, our facility can arrange testing for your company and all of your employers at our facility or at your workplace. Please visit our company COVID-19 page for more information.

Does your facility utilize insurance?

Our office staff can take down your insurance information and verify your insurance benefits and submit for reimbursement on your behalf.

What to do after getting tested?

After you are tested, your test results will be emailed to you immediately when available. Our physician can provide you with clear instructions on what to do next depending on the severity of your symptoms. If your symptoms are severe, you may be referred to a hospital where you will be quarantined and receive the appropriate treatment to ease your symptoms.

If your symptoms are mild and your physician decides that you are well enough to go home, you should stay home and stop going to school or work. You should also wear protective clothing such as face masks and gloves so that you do not infect others. Self-isolation is highly recommended to protect yourself as well as others.

If you have further questions about COVID testing, contact our Beverly Hills facility on 877-760-3558

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