Rapid COVID-19 Test – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Our healthcare provider team is providing rapid covid-19 testing in Beverly Hills and throughout the Los Angeles area. We have drive thru locations which provide rapid antigen tests, RT-PCR testing as well as antibody testing.

All our Real Time PCR testing is performed by a high complexity molecular lab that has an EUA from the FDA and meets the most strictest guidelines set for testing by the FDA and CDC and meets the requirements for travel and flights. This PCR test is much more accurate than at-home tests sold by pharmacies. The RT-PCR test is 99.8% accurate and test results are emailed to you same day with QR code for travel.  All Rapid 15 min antigen tests have an EUA from the FDA and have an accuracy of 96% to 97% and can be used to detect the presence of active COVID-19 infection. Our Antibody kits have an EUA from the FDA and have been independently verified to have a sensitivity and specificity that is close to a 100%. We follow all the best guidelines set by the CDC and the FDA.

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a worldwide health issue. At My Concierge MD, we are helping people in the Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles area get COVID-19 test to ensure they do not have an active infection and get the proper diagnosis and medical care they need. We perform COVID-19 test via nasal swabs as well as mouth swabs to be processed by our molecular PCR lab.

Our Beverly Hills team does HOUSE CALLS as well as drive-through testing at our office parking in addition to setting up testing sites at companies and facilities for employers and employees. Please visit our EMPLOYEE & COMPANY testing page. We are proud and honored to play a vital role in assisting the community during this difficult time and doing our public health duty.

Most health insurance companies are providing reimbursements for COVID-19 test, PCR test as well as antigen test. We will assist you in obtaining reimbursement for your testing.

What is Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus that belongs to the Coronavirus family. This family causes many diseases such as the common cold and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) among others.

Transmission of the Coronavirus can happen from human to human from close contact. The spread of the virus occurs when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The virus uses mucous membranes like the eyes, nose, and mouth to enter the body. The health department has lots of information on how to stay safe during this period of time.

Signs and Symptoms of Covid-19

The main symptoms of Coronavirus infection or Sars-cov-2 are fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath. Some patients may experience chills, body aches, headaches as well as fatigue.

If patients are not treated appropriately, complications like pneumonia, kidney failure, and death may follow. If you are a high-risk for infection and develop symptoms, please don’t wait till you get tested. Our testing location is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and in the Los Angele area.

What is Rapid COVID Testing?

The rapid COVID testing we offer is for the 15 min rapid antigen test as well as for same day and 24 hour RT-PCR test and 15 min antibody test. The rapid COVID-19 antigen test results are available in 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on our schedule. The PCR test results are available usually same day but in some cases can take up to 24 hours. PCR test results are emailed to you directly from our lab. Rapid COVID PCR test and antigen test reveals if you have an active infection. The rapid antibody results are available in 15 minutes and reveal if antibodies are present and if there has been a past exposure. The rapid COVID RT-PCR is the gold standard in testing and is run by a molecular lab that has a EUA from the FDA.

The rapid antibody kit is a quick, safe, and noninvasive method to check if you have Coronavirus antibodies. When exposed to any type of microbe, the human body produces an immune response. White blood cells are activated and begin the fight against the infection. Part of your immune response depends on the production of antibodies that battle infections.

The rapid COVID-19 antibody kit detects antibodies against COVID-19 in your bloodstream. There are two types of antibodies that the human body produces when exposed to COVID-19: IgM and IgG. IgM antibodies typically rise 5 days after infection whereas IgG starts rising 2 weeks after infection. Our rapid antibody kits will provide you with both IgM and IgG results.

How does it work?

The rapid COVID antigen test kits use an analyzer to process the the nasal swab specimen to detect the presence of covid-19 infection and reveal results in 15 minutes. The antibody test kit looks very similar to standard pregnancy tests. It only requires a blood sample to detect antibodies against the Coronavirus in your bloodstream. Our physicians will perform a simple finger prick, obtain your blood sample, and add a few drops of your blood sample into the testing well to check if the antibodies are present.

The Sars-cov-2 PCR test is performed the same way with either a nasal or mouth swab and send to the lab for processing.

How long does it take to get results for Rapid COVID Test?

The rapid antigen test results are available in 15 minutes, but there may be a delay to up to an hour given the demand at the time of testing. Our RT-PCR Swab test result are typically available same day! Unlike the standard COVID nasal swab tests that other places are taking days to provide results, we are working with a private lab and are able to provide results within a much faster time frame. Results for antigen testing are available within 15 minutes with an accuracy of 96% to 97%.

Which rapid COVID antibody tests does your office utilize?

We strive to provide only the best COVID-19 tests and testing options available on the market and are constantly researching and updating the COVID-19 tests provided to ensure that you receive the most reliable and accurate test results available.

Unfortunately there are many test kits out there with inaccurate manufacture’s claims. These test kits have not been independently validated and are unreliable and inaccurate. We are currently utilizing rapid test kits when available manufactured by Healgen which has a very high sensitivity of close to a 100% and close to a 97% specificity, we are also using Cellex when available. These antigen tests are more accurate than ones sold by pharmacies and or for self-testing.

The rapid COVID tests that we are currently utilizing have been granted an EUA by the FDA or have applied for an EUA pending status. Rapid COVID test kits have been used and verified as a reliable testing method to test exposure to the Coronavirus in other countries of the world. The FDA strongly advises that, while still under investigation, individuals who take the rapid test still need to undergo the nasal swab test as well to rule out an active infection.

 

Is the COVID PCR test you perform acceptable prior to a flight?

Yes! We are using a CLIA certified high complexity molecular test lab that has been granted an EUA by the FDA and meets all the requirements for international travel. This is the same as nucleic acid test NAAT test. Most airlines are requiring that you have your test performed within 72 hours of your international travel. We are performing these services to those who require a clearance prior to travel on an airplane with a negative test result. Our lab will directly send you the result via email once released. You will usually receive your results same day and usually within 6 hours of the test if not shorter. If you have not received your results past midnight, please contact us so we can look it up for you. Please note that not all airlines will accept the rapid antigen tests. Please make sure that you book the RT-PCR test instead.

COVID Clinic

We are a comprehensive medical doctors office that is providing COVID-19 testing for patients that are feeling ill or need testing prior to travel. We are also providing tele-health consults for patients who do develop symptoms of COVID-19 and need treatment such as Paxlovid or IV Monoclonal antibodies.

Health Certificate

If you require a health certificate letter, please let us know and we will provide that to you as well. Please request this after you received your results so we can enter the needed information. Please make sure to check with your destination and airline the specifics of tests needed and locations.

Fit To Fly Certificate

Some of the airlines are requiring that passengers provide fit to fly certificates. Our facility is able to provide these for you. Please email us after you receive your results letting us know of this request.

Requirement for Hong Kong Travel & Other Airlines

We are aware of these requirements and are working with the different airline agencies to meet all the documentation that is requested. We should not have a problem providing these documents for you prior to your departure but please check with your specific destination to check their COVID testing criteria to make sure it meets all necessary guidelines set as these can change.

Hawaii

Hawaii recently came up with an approved testing partners list that we are applying to be listed on. Please check with Hawaii website to see if we have been added to that list prior to booking. If you do not see our name on that list, you will be required to quarantine once you land even though the RT-PCR test we perform meets all their criteria.

Benefits of Rapid COVID Testing

  • Easy to perform
  • Low cost
  • Quick (results in 15 minutes or less)
  • Accurate results

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Does your facility provide testing for Companies and Employees?

Yes, please email us at info@myconciergemd.com or visit our Employee & Company testing page. We are proud to have served so many of the largest and most vital companies in the Los Angeles area

Walk-ins

You are welcome to walk in for on site testing, but we encourage you to schedule your test prior to arriving at our facility.

Does your facility provide house calls and in home testing for COVID-19?

Yes, our nurses and medical staff are providing house calls for COVID-19 testing throughout the Los Angeles area. We are performing rapid antigen testing, RT-PCR testing as well as rapid antibody testing in the comfort of your home or desired location. Our medical staff will arrive with full protective gear and perform the tests at your location. You can use our online scheduling app to schedule a house call, using the added extra house call feature for an additional fee.

What should you do if you think you are infected with Coronavirus?

If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath or have been in contact with a positive Coronavirus patient, please use our BOOKING portal to schedule your appointment online. Our medical office can set up tel-medicine services over the phone for those who desire a detailed consultation as well as schedule your nasal or mouth RT-PCR swab to rule out active infection. We can in most cases provide you results to your nasal or mouth PCR within 6 hours or shorter.

What other testing does your facility provide for COVID-19?

Please visit Coronavirus Testing for more information.

What is the turnaround time for a COVID-19 PCR nasal swab?

Our office has secured a dedicated access to a PCR platform from a molecular lab and in most cases can provide you with same day results and in many cases within 6 hours.

Do you need a consult or referral to have testing performed at our center?

No, currently you do not need a referral or a consult to have a COVID-19 test performed.

Our physicians can provide a telehealth consult for you to discuss your symptoms or history should you need. Our office can schedule an appointment for a drive throu rapid COVID test as well as PCR at our office parking. If you cannot leave your home, our team also performs house calls and can visit you in your home or work for rapid COVID testing.

What to do after getting tested?

After you get tested, the lab will notify you of your results via a secure and encrypted email. Please note that RT-PCR lab reports sent from the lab can at times go to the spam folder or trash folder. Please email us if you have not received results for RT-PCR test. Our physician and staff can provide you information in regards to the meaning of the test results along with informative links for further reading and learning. Our physician can consult with you if you like as well and provide you with clear instructions on how to proceed next depending on your result.

If you are Coronavirus negative, you will be able to go back home but should self-isolate to minimize the risk of infection. If you are Coronavirus positive, there are two options to choose from based on the severity of your symptoms.

If your symptoms are mild, you can go back home to recover but will need to self-isolate and wear protective clothing like face masks and gloves when interacting with anyone at home. If your symptoms are severe, you will be referred to a hospital where you will be admitted and treated accordingly.

For more details about COVID testing, email us at info@myconciergemd.com or call our Beverly Hills facility at 877-760-3558.

Which rapid COVID-19 test is correct for me?

If you want to rule out an active infection now, then the rapid antigen test or RT-PCR test is the correct test to have. If you would like to see if you have been exposed in the past, then the rapid antibody test is able to determine that. Many people will perform both tests, as there is no evidence that people who have been exposed and have antibodies are able to get the infection a second time.

What is the turnaround time for the RT-PCR, rapid antigen and rapid antibody test?

The rapid RT-PCR test turnaround time is usually within 6 hours or same day. The rapid antigen and antibody test results are available within 15 minutes. ** Your PCR mouth swab or nasal swab results are emailed to you directly so you don’t need to call for results. The staff will notify you of positive antibody results as soon as released.

Is there a faster turnaround rapid COVID-19 test?

Yes, there is a 30 minute rapid PCR test that we have access to and can also perform for you if they are available for you at time of your test.

COVID-19 Testing Cost ( Please note most insurance carriers are providing reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and we can provide you with a super-bill to submit to your carrier for reimbursement)

  • Rapid COVID-19 PCR TestSame Day Results – $199
  • Rapid COVID-19 15 minute Antigen Test $119
  • Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test$99
  • Post COVID-19 Vaccination Antibody Titers – Blood draw $225
  • Corporate discounts provided for groups and employers who are seeking to test a larger number of employees. (Please email info@myconciergemd.com and let us know the number of employees you need to have tested so we can provide you with the appropriate discount.
Rapid COVID-19 PCR  includes a travel certificate if required and super-bill to submit for reinsurance reimbursement from you insurance carrier. .
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Swab

Includes travel certificate for flight or travel which is included in the fee as well as a super-bill to submit for reinsurance reimbursement from you insurance carrier. Please check with your airline if they require a RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test.

Utilizing Insurance

You are required to pay upfront for your test, but our office can provide you with a super-bill that can be submitted for reimbursement. Most insurance companies such as medicare and private insurances are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing and have waived deductibles to allow people to get tested. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information and to find out if you will have any out of pocket costs that you will be responsible for.

How to book your appointment online

Due to high call volumes and faster scheduling, please SCHEDULE online.

Which rapid COVID-19 test is correct for me?

If you want to rule out an active infection now, then the rapid antigen test or RT-PCR test is the correct test to have. If you would like to see if you have been exposed in the past, then the rapid antibody test is able to determine that. Many people will perform both tests, as there is no evidence that people who have been exposed and have antibodies are able to get the infection a second time.

What is the turnaround time for the RT-PCR, rapid antigen and rapid antibody test?

The rapid RT-PCR test turnaround time is usually within 12 hours or same day but in some cases it can take up to 24 hours which is extremely fast! Other places are reporting results 3 to 5 days. The rapid antigen and antibody test results are available within 15 minutes. ** Your PCR mouth swab or nasal swab results are emailed to you directly so you don’t need to call for results. The staff will notify you of positive antibody results as soon as released.

Is there a faster turnaround rapid COVID-19 test?

Our rapid antigen test results are available in 15 minutes. There are studies currently being done on antigen testing with faster results than 15 minutes but they are currently unreliable and inaccurate and thus we are not using them. We have secured access to a PCR platform to run the GOLD standard in testing and provide same day results but at times it can take up to 24 hours. We are actively monitoring the progress of faster tests and once they become available we will be sure to make them available.

Fees for COVID-19 Testing ( Please note most insurance carriers are providing reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and we can provide you with a super-bill to submit to your carrier for reimbursement)

  • Rapid COVID-19 PCR Test – Same Day Results – $199
  • Rapid COVID-19 15 minute Antigen Test – $119
  • Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test – $99
  • Post COVID-19 Vaccination Antibody Titers – Blood draw $225
  • Corporate discounts provided for groups and employers who are seeking to test a larger number of employees. (Please email info@myconciergemd.com and let us know the number of employees you need to have tested so we can provide you with the appropriate discount.
Rapid COVID-19 PCR  includes a travel certificate if required and super-bill to submit for reinsurance reimbursement from you insurance carrier. .
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Swab

Includes travel certificate for flight or travel which is included in the fee as well as a super-bill to submit for reinsurance reimbursement from you insurance carrier. Please check with your airline if they require a RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test.

Utilizing Insurance

You are required to pay upfront for your test, but our office can provide you with a super-bill that can be submitted for reimbursement. Most insurance companies are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing and have waived deductibles to allow people to get tested. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information.

How to book your appointment online

Due to high call volumes and faster scheduling, please SCHEDULE online.

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