2 DIFFERENT TESTS

2 Very Important Questions

DO I HAVE THE VIRUS NOW?
Sofia® Antigen (FIA) Test

[ RAPID NASOPHARYNGEAL TEST ]

Quidel’s Sofia® is the first antigen test approved by the FDA. These tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. We also run it in our in-house certified CLIA Lab.

Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)

WHO?

For new and existing patients, of any age.


COST

Self-Pay: $125


HOW LONG?

The results are ready in about 30 minutes.


APPOINTMENT?

By phone (faster)
Walk-in
8am/8pm | 7 Days/wk

HAVE I HAD THE VIRUS IN THE PAST?
Cellex™ Antibody Serology Test

[ RAPID BLOOD TEST ]

Cellex™ is one of only a few FDA approved tests for the detection of COVID-19 specific antibodies. We run it in our own CE compliant Moderate Complexity Certified CLIA Lab reducing the chances of false-negative and/or positive results.

Cellex COVID-19 Serology Test

WHO?

For new and existing patients, of any age.


COST

Self-Pay: $150


HOW LONG?

The results are ready in about 30 minutes.


APPOINTMENT?

By phone (faster)
Walk-in
8am/8pm | 7 Days/wk

DO I HAVE THE VIRUS NOW?
Sofia® Antigen (FIA) Test

[ RAPID NASOPHARYNGEAL TEST ]

Quidel’s Sofia® is the first antigen test approved by the FDA. These tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. We also run it in our in-house certified CLIA Lab.

Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)

WHO?

For new and existing patients, of any age.


COST

Self-Pay: $125


HOW LONG?

The results are ready in about 30 minutes.


APPOINTMENT?

By phone (faster)
Walk-in
8am/8pm | 7 Days/wk

HAVE I HAD THE VIRUS IN THE PAST?
Cellex™ Antibody Serology Test

[ RAPID BLOOD TEST ]

Cellex™ is one of only a few FDA approved tests for the detection of COVID-19 specific antibodies. We run it in our own CE compliant Moderate Complexity Certified CLIA Lab reducing the chances of false-negative and/or positive results.

Cellex COVID-19 Serology Test

WHO?

For new and existing patients, of any age.


COST

Self-Pay: $150


HOW LONG?

The results are ready in about 30 minutes.


APPOINTMENT?

By phone (faster)
Walk-in
8am/8pm | 7 Days/wk

Additional FAQs

What is the difference between antigens and antibodies?

  • Antigens are molecules capable of stimulating an immune response. Each antigen has distinct surface features (epitopes) resulting in specific responses.
  • Antibodies (immunoglobins) are Y-shaped proteins produced by the immune system in response to exposure to antigens. They can recognize specific features on an antigen, acting like a lock and key mechanism. Antibodies help you build your immunity.

Do I need to see a physician/medical provider?
No, you can choose to just have the test done by our nursing staff (but one of our providers will always be here to see you if necessary).

Are these tests cleared by the FDA?
Yes, these are among the very few that have received FDA approval under the Emergency Use Act. Most other commercially available tests on the market have not received approval.

Does insurance cover the visit?
At this time we are filing directly with Aetna and the Manatee County School District Insurance plans for the costs associated with this test. Medicare has not yet given us clear direction but we expect it to be shortly forthcoming.

For ‘Self-Pay’ payers and those who have other kinds of commercial insurance, we are collecting $150 payment for the Cellex™ Antibody Test, or $125 for the Sofia® Antigen Test at the time of service for the cost of the test and visit.

We will provide you with a copy of the invoice that you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.