FDA Authorized Covid-19 Testing
Local Testing Centers
Coastal Drug Testing provides Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 testing utilizing several testing methods including an FDA approved self-administered molecular saliva test to determine if the virus is active or a blood draw collection at testing centers in all cities and States to determine if the virus antibody is present. All tests are analyzed at our FDA/CLIA Certified laboratories and results are provided in a confidential manner.
How It Works
1. In Home Self Collection (Active Virus) - This test is utilized for the purpose of determining if the COVID-19 Virus is active in a person’s body and is a self-collection saliva test which the donor sends to the laboratory for analysis. Results are available online in as little as 24-48 hours, in the event the test is positive, immediate quarantine is recommended and a licensed physician will contact the donor to discuss the results and safety protocols. This test kit includes, the saliva tube, instructions and test registration number, pre-paid overnight shipping label and biohazard containment bag. FDA Test Approval: https://www.fda.gov/media/140664/download. (Test cost: $169.99 plus shipping and handling.)
2. Testing Center/Blood Draw - You can schedule your Covid-19 Antibody blood test at a local testing center in your area by calling our scheduling department or scheduling your testing online. Once your test is scheduled, you will receive an email with your test authorization form, testing location address and hours of operation. Same day service is available. Test results are provided in approximately 2-3 days. (Test Cost: $109.99 includes required physician’s order, testing center blood draw, laboratory analysis and confidential result reporting)
What is the Coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Public Health Emergency Policy