Safer Workspaces with Onsite COVID-19 Testing

We understand your number one priority is taking care of your staff. That’s why we bring our team to yours through our onsite COVID-19 testing program. Our medical professionals are efficient and their sole focus is to return your resources to work as safely as possible.

Call now to schedule:

EMPLOYER TESTING OPTIONS & COST

  • Nasal Swab & PCR Testing: Detects virus in the nasal cavity. No cost for this test. 100% covered by insurance and uninsured covered by government grant.
  • Rapid Blood Antibody Test: Detects blood antibodies to coronavirus in 5 minutes. Used for non-diagnostic purposes and to rule out possible past exposure. Cost $50.
  1. Our office recommends nasal swab testing for symptomatic and antibody testing for asymptomatic test recipients. However, your business may choose to have both tests performed for the most definitive results.
  2. All test recipients must complete a Virtual Visit (takes 5-10 minutes) prior to testing.
  3. For businesses with over 8 employees we offer on-site testing for businesses within 25 miles of our Freemore clinic.

False Negatives

When might I expect a false negative result?

If you are tested before your body builds up the necessary antibodies to fight COVID-19 and you are tested only with the rapid antibody test, it is likely you will test negative. For this reason we feel it is absolutely imperative to provide combination testing, utilizing molecular PCR testing (nasal swab) for early infection, symptomatic, and high risk patients along with rapid antibody testing where it makes sense.

False Positives

When might I expect a false positive result?

There are seven known corona viruses to effect human beings, one of which is COVID-19. Two others were SARS and MERS which were not highly prevalent in the US. The other four corona viruses are:  229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1. Although there is seemingly no reliable prevalence data on these four, these strains are likely more common and could be reason for a false positive. Link to study

Education

Why is education around testing types important?

Emphasizing proper combination testing protocols along with appropriate patient education is a must at this time. StarMed utilizes both antibody and PCR tests when false negatives are more likely to occur.  Better testing will be available to healthcare providers by the fall of 2020. Please take the time to educate yourself on all available test types. If you have any questions we will always be a resource for you and your family.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • STEP 1: Please call 980-263-1943 to begin the process. We will learn more about the size of your team and where you'd like testing to occur. We will require a list of employees being tested as well as a credit card to place on file to pay for employees tests upon completion.
  • STEP 2: Staff will visit starmed.care to schedule a time for their Virtual Visits. Here they will enter their contact and insurance information. We will provide an Email Link for their Virtual Visits with our Provider.
  • STEP 3: Once all staff have completed their Virtual Visits, we will either schedule an onsite test at your place of business or determine a time when your employees may drive up to our office for drive-thru tests.

Call now to schedule your team today:

Alternatively, please email occmed@starmed.care

Our fingerprick 5-minute rapid results antibody test is a popular choice for employers to help determine previous infection and potential immunity for staff

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Disclaimer:

If we suspect you have a false negative or are considered high risk we will send off your specimen to our lab. 

  • Rapid Serum Antibody tests have not been reviewed by the FDA.
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status.
  • Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals.
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Hi, I’m here to guide you through the Coronavirus Assessment Tool.

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

I’m not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a medical professional for serious symptoms or emergencies.

Have you been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone known to have coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 14 days?
Have you been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Do you have a cough, have you felt like you have had a fever, or had a temperature of 100.4 or greater?
Are you experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
Do any of the following apply to you?

- 65 years old or older
- Diabetes
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Kidney or liver disease
- Active Cancer
- History of decreased immunity
- HIV
- Organ transplant recipient
- Homeless