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 emergency use authorization from the FDA and meets the most strictest guidelines set for testing by the FDA , department of health, 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 emergency use authorization 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.
We are also currently offering testing for the influenza virus (FLU) as well as Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
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 from your health insurance provider.
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 and cause an immune system response. 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. One of our healthcare providers will then send notifications to your email with the test results.
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.