As long as we have supplies, we can test HHP patients for COVID-19. Please note that these visits are billed to insurance as doctors visits because you will see the one of our doctors who will perform the test. As such, these visits are subject to copays, coinsurance, or deductibles per your insurance plan.
If you are unable to schedule an appointment or if you would prefer to go to a testing site, please see these links to locate a testing site near you. (Please note that our doctors are currently only recommending rapid tests for select symptomatic patients. If you call our office searching for recommendations for a rapid testing site for an asymptomatic patient we will be unable to provide one.)
If you need to be tested outside of regular office hours, or are unable to schedule an appointment with us and are looking for testing that specializes in pediatric care we recommend PM Pediatrics. For insurance coverage and testing information at PM Pediatrics please click here.
What is antibody testing?
Antibody testing is a blood test that detects evidence of a past infection with COVID-19. It can not be used to detect a current infection. Antibodies may be detected around 3 weeks after an infection.
What does it mean if I test positive?
A positive test may indicate a history of previous infection with COVID-19. It does NOT mean you are immune to the virus and it should not be used to discontinue social distancing and other safety measures.
In areas of low-prevalence or in persons with a low pre-test probability of having the disease (aka someone who had no symptoms, had no known exposures, and lives in a low prevalence place), the likelihood of a positive test being a false positive is higher.
What does it mean if I test negative?
A negative test may indicate that you have not been infected with COVID-19. However, people who have a history of infection may still test negative for two reasons. 1) The test was performed too soon and the antibody response is not yet high enough to be detected. 2) The antibodies in the blood have already waned or were never high and are not currently detectable. Therefore, even people with a known and confirmed history of COVID-19 infection may still have a negative test.