COVID-19 Testing

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All tests performed by BeaYOUtiful Health and Wellness Center, llc. are approved by the FDA and are the highest quality tests available, with an accuracy rate of more than 99%.

COVID-19
Viral Test

The COVID-19 Viral Test,
also known as the “PCR” test, is used
to diagnose an active infection.

COVID-19
Antibody Test

The COVID-19 Antibody Test, more commonly known
as the “Immunity Test” is a blood test that helps to determine if someone was infected with COVID-19 at some point.

IMPORTANT:
If making an appointment online please make sure
you receive a confirmation email upon scheduling.
For any questions please call us directly.
 

About Covid-19

The novel coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 is a new virus that has not been previously identified. This virus is unlike other coronaviruses that cause the common cold or mild upper respiratory illnesses. COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that causes mild (or no symptoms) to severe symptoms requiring hospitalization. Symptoms normally appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure.

Symptoms

• Cough
• Fever
• Chills
• Muscle Pain or Body Aches

• Sore Throat
• New loss of smell and/or taste
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Seek medical care immediately if someone
has emergency warning signs of COVID-19 such as: 

• Trouble breathing
• Persistent chest pain or pressure
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face

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COVID-19 Viral Test

The COVID-19 Viral Test, also known as the “PCR” test,
is used to diagnose an active infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the complexity and severity of this virus, which has led to a global pandemic, we want to ensure all of your questions and concerns are addressed so we could best assist you. Please do not hesitate to

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How is the test performed?
The COVID-19 Viral PCR Test is done by collecting nasopharyngeal samples. A thin, long, swab is inserted into the nasal cavity for 30 seconds on both sides in order to ensure adequate samples are collected. The sample is then sent to the lab for processing.

What is the test looking for?
PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen. RNA of a virus is present in the body before any antibodies are formed or symptoms of the virus appear, therefore it can be used to tell you whether or not someone has the virus very early on.

What should I do until my results are in?
When screening for an employer, you should refer to their policies and procedures regarding when to return to work. If you are being tested for personal preferences, we do recommend that you stay home and limit any contact until results are received. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC.gov) defines quarantine as “a way to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others”. Quarantine helps to prevent the spread of disease, especially if an individual is asymptomatic or
does not know they are infected yet. During quarantine you should stay home, separated from others, while monitoring symptoms.


What if I am positive?
If positive, your case will be reported to the local and statewide health department. You will be asked to remain quarantined until tested negative. You will be asked to retest 2 weeks after a positive test or 2 weeks after your last systemic symptom (fever, chills, body aches). You will be followed by staff members until found to be negative.

Is the test painful?
The rest should not be painful, but it may be uncomfortable.

Why is this test useful?
The PCR test gives providers a good sense of who is currently infected with the virus so that they can be isolated. By identifying and isolating, we can help our community decrease the spread of COVID-19.

How long does it take to get results back?
This is not a rapid test as we believe they are not as accurate and therefore do not help in identifying and isolating.Results should be back within 24-48 hours.

How much will this cost?
There will be no out of pocket expense due to the government mandating full coverage by the insurance companies.

Where will the test be performed?
This will be determined by your situation. Please see below.

No symptoms: Testing will be done in BeaYOUtiful Health and Wellness Center’s office.
Please make sure you are wearing a mask at all times. If you do not have one, they will be available to you as well as gloves.


• Symptoms: Testing will be done outside in the parking lot of BeaYOUtiful Health and Wellness Center.
You must wear a mask at all times and remain in your car. BeaYOUtiful staff will come to your car where the testing will take place.


• Unable to leave your house: BeaYOUtiful staff will go to your residence for testing.

COVID-19 Antibody Test

 

The COVID-19 Antibody Test, more commonly known as the “Immunity Test” is a blood test that helps to determine if someone was infected with COVID-19 at some point.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the complexity and severity of this virus, which has led to a global pandemic, we want to ensure all of your questions and concerns are addressed so we could best assist you.

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US 

How is the test performed?
The COVID-19 Antibody Test is done like any other blood test. We do not offer the rapid finger prick testing, as we do not believe it is as accurate.

What is the test looking for?
Were you symptomatic but never tested? Do you think you may have had COVID-19? Do you think you were exposed?
The COVID-19 Antibody Test can tell you all of that! This test looks for the presence of antibodies, proteins that are made by your body in response to being exposed to an infection. At BeaYOUtiful, we look for two types of antibodies. The antibody response to COVID-19 normally starts with IgM being detected first followed by the longer lasting IgG antibody.


• IgM: The first antibody produced by the immune system when exposed to an infection. It normally is detected within 5-10 days of exposure. If positive, this can indicate a more acute or recent infection.

• IgG: The most common antibody which can take time to develop after an infection. It normally is detected within 2-3 weeks of exposure. If positive, this can indicate a less recent infection.

What if I am positive?
There are many varieties of results that we can get. These will be discussed more in depth when you are contacted by the office to review your findings and to answer any questions you may have, but to summarize:

(-)IgG & (-)IgM: Most likely were never exposed or one's system has rid the body of antibodies. There are no antibodies and therefore no immunity at this time. Continue being safe and aware of your contacts and surroundings.

(-)IgG  & (+)IgM: Most likely have recently been exposed and/or infected. We would suggest, if not already done, having a COVID-19 PCR test done to see if you actively have the virus. We also would suggest isolating until the PCR results are received.

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(+)IgG & (-)IgM: Most likely were exposed at some point (more than 2-3 weeks ago) and have since recovered. You most likely have some immunity but like stated above, we are unsure of the degree and length of immunity.

• (+)IgG & (+)IgM: Most likely were exposed at some point within the last 2-3 weeks but your body has recently continued to fight off the infection. We would recommend having a COVID-19 PCR test done to see if you actively have the virus. We would also suggest isolating until the PCR results are received.

Is the test painful? Like any blood test, it is “only a pinch”.

Why is this test useful? Antibodies start developing within 1 to 3 weeks after an infection. When found, antibodies suggest that the body was introduced to and fought off a specific infection. It is said that if antibodies are present, the individual also has “future defense” towards the same or similar infections. Although, due to COVID-19 being so new, we currently do not have enough information to determine if someone will definitely be immune or protected from reinfection. If an individual does have some amount of immunity, we do not know the degree or length of the immunity.

How long does it take to get results back?
Results should be back within 24-48 hours.

How much will this cost? There will be no out of pocket expense due to the government mandating full coverage by the insurance companies.

Where will the test be performed? This will be determined by your situation. Please see below.

• No symptoms: Testing will be done in BeaYOUtiful Health and Wellness Center’s office. Please make sure you are wearing a mask at all times. If you do not have one, they will be available to you as well as gloves.

• 
Symptoms: Testing will be done outside in the parking lot of BeaYOUtiful Health and Wellness Center. You must wear a mask at all times and remain in your car. BeaYOUtiful staff will come to your car where the testing will take place.

Unable to leave your house: BeaYOUtiful staff will go to your residence for testing.

Safety Measures

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Know How It Spreads

Person to person: Close contact with someone who is infected. So stay at least 6 feet apart from others.

Respiratory droplets: When an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, sings, etc. So wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart from others.

Touching something: When touching a surface or object that an infected person touchedand then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. So, wash your hands often, use handsanitizer and limit touching your mouth, eyes and nose.

Protection

There is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, so the best way to protect yourself is to be smart.

Stay home as much as possible.

Avoid large crowds when you must go out.

Avoid close contact with others.

Wear a cloth face covering that covers both your mouth and nose when going into a public setting.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as faucets and countertops, bedding and towels, etc.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol based hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.

Social-Distancing

Do as much online as you can - grocery shopping, medication deliveries, banking and even doctors appointments.

If you must go out - stay at least 6 feet away from others.

Get deliveries and take out to avoid

having to go to the grocery store where there are many contaminated surfaces and multiple people.

If You're Sick

 Stay home (except for medical care of course).

Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people and pets at home.

There is no cure but treat your symptoms.

Who Is At Risk

Everyone is at risk.

Older adults and people any age who have serious underlying medication conditions 
may be at a higher risk of developing complications related to COVID-19.