COVID-19 Testing Services
*If appropriate and necessary, Nytingale providers offer guidance and real time face to face instruction for specimen collection with the COVID-19 PCR swab test, this test is shipped directly to the patient and returned to Gravity Diagnostics or MicroGenDX lab for processing. Nytingale does not perform the actual laboratory testing process, a provider supervises the collection.
Antibody testing for COVID-19 will be performed by a Quest Diagnostics Lab or LabCorp representative with a Nytingale order.
A complete evaluation of the patient's condition is performed and a test order is given only if appropriate. Nytingale does NOT offer stand alone self administered "home test kits". The FDA has not authorized Nytingale or its partner labs to offer "home test kits".
Which Test Do I Need?
Who should be tested?
What type of sample is needed?
How are the samples obtained?
How many telemedicine visits are needed?
How long does it take to get results?
What does it cost?
Patients who have COVID-19 symptoms or meet CDC criteria for testing. Also for patients needing "Exposure Status" for work or restricted access areas.
A 3ml volume of saliva (spit) in a cup or vial.
Face to face guidance with a provider through telemedicine.
Requires 1 telemedicine visits. The evaluation and sample collection are completed the same visit.
2 days or less after lab receipt. Depending on lab volume.
$194 up front cost ($119 lab cost + $75 Nytingale fee). $0 out of pocket for primary Medicare patients**.
Patients who have had no COVID-19 symptoms for the past 14 days. Also for patients needing "Exposure Status" for work or restricted access areas.
At the patient's lab of choice (Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp).
Lab order will be e-mailed to patient.
Requires 1 telemedicine visit for evaluation to determine need for lab order.
2-3 days depending on lab volume.
Typically $0 out of pocket. Nytingale bills most insurance plans*. Lab (Quest or LabCorp) will bill separately.
*Nytingale accepts most insurances. If Nytingale does not accept your insurance you will become responsible for the full amount of any Nytingale services. In the event you pay full cost out of pocket, Nytingale will provide you with an insurance receipt so that you may attempt to receive reimbursement. Please go here to see a list of insurances Nytingale accepts.
**Medicare patients may be billed by the lab for any portion not covered under their plan.