COVID-19 TESTING IN TAMPA BAY
At Insight Life Care, we offer rapid, industry-leading, reference lab level PCR "yes or no" viral testing for our patients and their contacts, all done in the safety of your own home or office.
With rapid turnaround of results and careful, informed physician follow-up for our practice members, it's the gold standard of testing available with the highest accuracy and predictive value.
- Free with health insurance (all commercial payor insurances including Medicare)
- Complimentary concierge service – test is done in your home/place of residence
- Can test entire facility or staff group at once
- Results within 24-48 hours
- Method: nasopharyngeal swab
- Type: PCR molecular – gold standard of testing
Please note: Non-members must pay a $50 administration fee for the test.
Follow the below steps to schedule your Covid-19 test:
Step 1: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR COVID-19 TESTING REQUEST FORM. (A form must be submitted for each individual being tested.)
Step 2: Complete the form, save it, and email it to us. CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US YOUR COMPLETED TESTING REQUEST FORM. (Make sure you attach the completed form to the email!)
Step 3: We will contact you to schedule your test upon receipt of your completed form.
I was exposed to someone with Covid-19. When and where should I get tested?
When? 5-7 days after exposure.
Because of the incubation period of Covid -19, testing immediately after an exposure is not useful. On day one after exposure, the false negative rate is almost 100%. By day four after exposure, the false negative rate drops to 67%, still very inaccurate. It's important to get tested at the optimal time, which is 5-7 days after exposure. That said, the incubation period can be as long as 14 days, hence the recommendation to self quarantine and monitor a full two weeks after exposure. A lot depends on the sensitivity of the test, however this has been improving and frequency of testing, even when less sensitive, may be a way out of pandemic calamity. On average, symptoms develop 5-6 days after exposure, however, as we all know, people can be completely infected, contagious, and have no signs of it. This is why you should not make decisions about activities or contacts based on a negative test taken shortly after exposure. Want to visit someone after flying? Self quarantine for 14 days first.
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