Personalized Prescribing test is offering a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that is designed to detect the presence of RNA of the COVID-19 virus.
The test will report to you:
- If you are POSITIVE (have the virus), or
- If you are NEGATIVE (no detectible virus presence),
- INCONCLUSIVE (about 3% of tests are inconclusive due to issues with the saliva sample).
Please Note: This is not a serologic test that indicates the presence of antibodies for COVID-19. Serologic tests are blood tests that informs you if you had the virus and have developed antibodies for the virus.
Personalized Prescribing utilize the Agena Bioscience protocol for the SARS-Cov-2 Panel (RUO), on our Mass Spectrometry System to test for the presence of the COVID-19 virus.
Agena BioScience has applied to the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization, expected to receive the authorization by May.
What You Need to Know?
- The test requires 16-18 hours of highly trained personnel and sophisticated equipment to complete a 92-sample batch.
- Personalized Prescribing is committed to deliver results within 48-72 hours once the kit is received in our lab.
- If the demand is overwhelming, Personalized Prescribing may at its discretion cease to accept orders for a period of time.
Saliva Specimen Collection Kit
- We use the Zymo saliva collection kit that has been approved for COVID 19 testing using saliva by FDA and EUROVIR.
- No need for a swab that is inserted deep in Nasal passages or throats.
- You can deposit your saliva (follow the instructions) in the comfort of your own home.
- Our preferred method: We deliver the kit by Purolator, you send it back by return prepaid Purolator envelop.
You must strictly follow the instruction for collecting the saliva sample. If the saliva sample is insufficient or contaminated with food, alcohol or nicotine, the sample will be rejected by the laboratory. You need to pay an additional $50 to receive the second specimen kit.
You must ship the specimen as soon as it is collected to make sure that the sample reaches our laboratory within 48 hours. The sample may become unstable after 48 hours.
Why You Should Be Tested?
- The single most dangerous aspect of COVID-19 is the fact that a significant percentage of infected people show little or no symptoms.
- Asymptomatic people, inadvertently, are spreading the virus, mostly to their family, friends, and co-workers.
- Governments are only testing people with symptoms; this test is available to persons even if they have no symptoms.
What If You Test Positive?
- You must self-isolate for a period of 14 days or more depending upon your doctor’s recommendations.
- Contact your primary care provider or Telehealth if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose or nasal congestion, shortness of breath, sore throat, gastrointestinal symptoms, olfactory or taste disorder).
- Contact anyone with whom you had close physical contact in the two days before your symptoms started or after symptoms started and request to self-isolate.
What If You Test Negative?
- You get peace of mind that you are not infecting others.
How Can You Order the Test?
- Personalized Prescribing is offering the test for groups, organizations, employees etc.
- Please contact us at 1.844.943.0210 or email at email@example.com to receive a quote for your group.
- Once we receive your order confirmation, we will ship the specimen collection kits to you by Purolator, with a prepaid Purolator return envelope to your given address.
- You need to deposit your saliva in the kit, then immediately call Purolator to pickup and delivery the specimen to our facilities.
- You may call 1.844.943.0210 for guidance on how to deposit a good sample.
- You need to fill up an online Test Requisition Form which will be emailed to you after you order the test.
- You will receive the results by email within 48-72 hours.
Please note, you need to consent that your saliva specimen to be analyzed by PCR and MassArray for the detection of the COVID19 RNA markers
Also understand that:
- Inconclusive results may occur due to specimen contamination or low viral concentration, and
- Human errors may yield in false negative results.