MiDoctor Urgent Care

MiDoctor Urgent Care

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Corona Virus Testing

Diagnosis

MiDoctor is at the forefront of COVID Pandemic in NYC 

Rapid Covid Test now available

Covid Antibody Testing

Treatment

3 Steps to COVID

Antibody or Virus Swab Test or Rapid Test

  1. Online Registration and Forms
  2. Come to the Clinic for Blood Draw or Swab
  3. Discuss Results With a Provider Via Telehealth 

Corona virus Rapid Test


What Is A Corona virus Rapid Test?

SARS-Cov-2 or Corona virus Rapid test checks for presence of  coronavirus and is done in the office.

The Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) uses advanced immunofluorescence-based lateral flow technology in a sandwich design for qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2. The Sofia SARS Antigen FIA, with the Sofia 2 and Sofia analyzers, provides automated and objective results in 15 minutes, allowing for testing of patients suspected of COVID.


Essentially MiDctor uses Sofia Quidel Rapid Analyser and you will get the results in 15 minutes.

Corona virus Antibody Test


What Is A Corona virus Antibody Test?

SARS-Cov-2 AB test or Corona virus antibody test checks for presence of antibodies to coronavirus in the blood.


Antibody test is very different from molecular Corona Virus test, which is done with a nasal swab, and is checks for presence of the covid-19 virus itself. Antibodies are produced by immune system after the minimum 7- 14 days after infection and remain positive long after the infection.


This is why antibody test can be used to detect a past infection with coronavirus.

Which Antibodies Will Be Tested?

We utilize FDA approved Quest’s ELISA assay for Covid-19 Virus (SARS-Cov-2) IgG antibodies. IgG turns positive within 7-20 days of infection and tends to persist for over 6months (likely years).

IgM turns positive within 7-20 days of infection onset, peaks @ 80 days and fades away within 6 months.


IgA from limited data available we assume it should follow the same course as IgM.

Who Can Get Covid19 Antibody Test?

Midoctor is offering antibody test to asymptomatic (not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of active infection) patients only or patients who previously tested positive for Covid-19 more than 2 weeks ago and have recovered completely.


If you have mild cough or runny nose or still recovering - we recommend you wait until you recover completely in order to test. You can request a COVID Virus PCR RNA test.


If you need repeat testing please speak with one of the MiDoctor provider for recommendations.


For above mentioned reasons all patients will need to consult a MiDoctor provider in person or on Televisit before they can be considered for covid-19 antibody tests.


Also, if you are already in our office for completely different reasons, we can offer you to get this test done on-the-spot.

How is Covid19 Antibody Test Done?

We do Blood test to check for Covid IgG Antibodies.

Prior to your blood draw you need a consultation with our provider.

Doctor will make sure you are asymptomatic at the time of the blood draw.

Doctor will also document the timing of nature of your past symptoms if any.

Last but not least, doctor will counsel you on limitation of the test and interpretation of results.

How Long Do Results Take?

Expected turnaround time today is 2 business days.

 Please check your result on the portal via Healow App.


Please do NOT call the clinic for results. We will set up Telehealth visit in 7 days to discuss your result. Please make your Telehealth appointment at the front desk before leaving the clinic. 

What Will the Result Look Like?

Positive – you have Covid antibodies

Negative – You have no Covid antibodies

Equivocal – You may need a repeat test in a week

Does Positive Test Mean Immunity?

The answer is NO! Please discuss your results with your provider during your Telehealth visit in 7 days.