Aspira Offers Rapid Results

What type of testing does Aspira Health offer?

Aspira Health offers Rapid PCR Testing which is highly accurate.  It meets the international standard of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml.

Aspira Health also offers BD Rapid Antigen Tests.  This is one of only a few rapid antigen tests approved by the FDA via EUA for COVID-19 that meets the higher standard of accuracy and some travel destinations will accept this test.

What if I need a test for travel?

COVID testing for travel is subject to your insurance coverage.  Cost for our PCR test out-of-pocket is $110.  You can also review all of our pricing for medical treatment online at our Self-Pay Page.  This PCR test meets all CDC requirements (Reference 1 below) for travel.  Our PCR test covers testing listed as the following but is not limited to:

  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT)
  • Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
  • Quantitative PCR (qPCR)

We also offer the Antigen Test for travel as well.  That is frequently called a “Rapid Test” or a “Rapid Antigen Test”.  The cost for the Antigen Test is $60 out-of-pocket.

What kind of laboratory is the test run in?

Our Rapid COVID-19 testomg is done in our CLIA-waived laboratory.  To help ensure you get all the information needed, we include our CLIA number on all test results.

How can I get my results?

PCR test results come back in about an hour and BD antigen tests come back in about 20 minutes via your patient portal.  Setting this up ahead of time will help to expedite the retrieval of your results.  We recommend setting it up when you register or inquiring at our front desk if you experience difficulty with the registration.  As always, please reach out to us via text at 302-517-1385 if you need additional assistance.  We are here 8AM to 8PM to help.

Patients may also wait for a paper copy of their results or return later to pick it up.

 

For Symptoms and Exposure Patients:

What should I do if I’m exposed?

If you were exposed, we offer the rapid PCR test for patients 3 days past their last exposure.  Waiting 3 days allows the testing equipment to pick up on the virus if it is present in the nasal cavity.  Testing before 3 days will typically yield a negative result since there are not enough copies of the virus to be detected, even by the most sensitive of machines.

What if I symptoms?

If you have symptoms, we would like a provider to see you right away.  We have clinicians examine symptomatic patients so that we make sure you’re safe but also to prescribe the proper test that is best indicated for your symptoms/presentation.  Not all symptoms are COVID-related.  Seeing a provider allows them to properly diagnose your condition.

 

To schedule your test, TEXT us right now: 302-517-1385

You can also schedule online.  Use the link below, then:

Select New or Existing Patient
Select Urgent Care for the drop down
Select COVID-19 Testing
Select a date/time

Exposure to COVID and Testing

At Aspira, we strictly follow CDC guidelines. If you know or think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19:

Unvaccinated patients:  We highly recommend you get tested on day 5 (or later) AFTER your exposure. If you test earlier than day 5, the rapid test is not useful and will waste valuable resources during this pandemic.  You need to quarantine at home away from others.  Monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Vaccinated patients:  CDC recommends testing between day 3 to 5 from your last exposure. If you test earlier than day 5, the rapid test is not useful and will waste valuable resources during this pandemic.  You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms.  Monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

If you do not want to get tested, you need to stay in quarantine until day 10 after your exposure.

Monitor for symptoms of COVID and if you develop any, you should be tested at that time for COVID. 

 

What qualifies as an exposure?

You were within 6 feet of someone with COVID for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period (people can be infectious 2 days before they were sick, while they were sick or if they never developed symptoms, 2 days before they test positive and up to 10 days after).

You gave care to someone with COVID at home.

You hugged or kissed someone with COVID.

You shared eating or drinking utensils.

You were coughed or sneezed on.

 

About the Covid-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Tests at Aspira Health

Costs and the Check-In Process

The Check-in Process

When you arrive, we ask that patients stay in their vehicles and register by texting our staff.  Simply follow these steps once you arrive:

Send a text that says “txt” to 302-517-1385.

Respond with “yes” when we ask you for permission to exchange protected health information.

Snap and send a photo of your driver’s license and insurance cards (if needed).

Follow instructions after that to complete your visit.

If you experience difficulties with the check-in process, simply let our staff know via text that you need help and someone will call or come to your vehicle to assist you.

At no time should you enter the building unless directed by staff.  Thank you for protecting everyone’s health during these unprecedented times.

 

References:
1.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/pdf/Airline_Testing_Order_Checklist-p.pdf