We currently offer testing at Rebel Med NW for established patients and the greater community.
The tests we offer are the Swab test which tests for current infections. Testing is recommended for those who are symptomatic or those who are asymptomatic but have had exposure risk. Negative tests can also be used before travel, but please check in with your specific destination for specific guidelines and which types of testing sites they will accept.
Covid-19 tests are done outside of the office, usually in the patient’s car in order to limit further exposure and transmission.
Other Sites for symptomatic testing:
- The University of Washington is offering drive-through testing for their patients, students and workers at its Northwest Seattle Campus.
- Most Urgent Care Facilities, Hospitals and larger clinics in the area are offering testing. We suggest you call first to inquire, as some facilities are designating some of their clinics to be COVID-19/Flu Clinics.
- The Everett Walk In Clinics that are being set up to specifically see Corona Virus/Flu patients are:
- Several drugstores such as CVS and Bartell Drugs with in-house pharmacies now offer Covid-19 testing, many are approved for travel purposes.
Please consider reading some present concerns regarding antibody testing from Public Health Insider.
- UW Antibody test
- US Biotek Antibody Test
- CHL IGG Antibody test
Antibody testing Disclaimer:
Clinical Significance: Detection of IgG antibodies may indicate exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It usually takes at least 10 days after symptom onset for IgG to reach detectable levels. An IgG positive result may suggest an immune response to a primary infection with SARS-CoV-2, but the relationship between IgG positivity and immunity to SARS-CoV-2 has not yet been firmly established.
Antibody tests have not been shown to definitively diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Positive results could also be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E. Diagnosis of COVID-19 is made by detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA by molecular testing methods, consistent with a patient s clinical findings.