Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS

coronavirus

The Washington Travel Clinic is capable of testing for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). The test consists of a nasal or oral swab that is sent for processing by PCR at Quest Diagnostics. Processing times average 3 to 4 calendar days (these are estimates and are NOT guarantees). We also offer a PCR test that is processed by a local lab (ResourcePath) that guarantees results within 48 hours, and results can be delivered by email even on the weekend. We can also test for prior exposure to the virus via a blood test for antibodies that is 100% sensitive and 99% specific.

Results will be e-mailed to you. We do NOT require a referral by another healthcare provider. Patients with symptoms should refrain from presenting to the office. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose, please visit the website of your state’s Department of Health for testing locations.

Fees are as follows:

  1. Quest Diagnostics test:

Office fees:

Swab test only: $100.

Blood test only: $100

Swab and blood test: $135

Lab Fees:

Quest will bill your insurance carrier for the test itself. If you are uninsured, Quest will bill you $95 for the swab test and $55 for the blood test.

2) ResourcePath test:

The fee for the 48-hour guaranteed test is $400.

We will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Please note that when you make an appointment you will be required to make a $30 deposit by credit card, which is non-refundable. This is because many patients make appointments and do not present to the office, preventing others from receiving a much needed test. The deposit will be deducted from your total at the time of the appointment. There is no charge for rescheduling appointments, which can also be done online.

We receive a large number of phone calls and we are unable to answer them all. Most questions we receive are already answered on this page and elsewhere on the website.

Click here for the Patient Fact Sheet concerning the Quest PCR test.

Click here to read about the antibody test.

If you wish to be tested, please make an appointment online.

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