COVID-19

Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Solutions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease like no other we’ve seen in our lifetimes and it has truly turned our world around in all areas. The disease can be dangerously transmitted, both silently and rapidly, from person to person without the knowledge that one is even infected. The asymptomatic spread of the virus along with the difficulty distinguishing everyday allergy or cold symptoms from those associated with the coronavirus has caused many of us to change our everyday routines of work, school and everything in between. The effort to reduce the spread of the virus has come at a great cost that has left many of us struggling to balance our responsibilities and obligations amidst these changes. Widespread testing is one of the efforts that will help return our lives back to normal.

The NextGen Advantage

As a CLIA certified and CAP Accredited lab, we adhere to the highest level of clinical testing. NextGen labs offers a variety of testing options to determine if a patient has an active infection of COVID-19 or whether they have the IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 tests are performed utilizing high-throughput PCR instruments from either a nasal swab or a saliva sample. COVID-19 antibody samples are collected from either a nasal swab or a venous blood draw and results are determined using the advanced Qiagen eHub, which offers the highest sensitivity level and specificity results in the field. 

Additionally, NextGen offers the option of performing testing for 22 respiratory pathogens included in our Respiratory Panel. This allows clinicians to test for the full spectrum of causative agents of upper respiratory tract infections, including COVID-19. We also offer a smaller, targeted three panel RP test for Flu A, Flu B and RSV. Panel testing can also include testing for Valley Fever if desired.

Our labs are committed to remaining at the forefront of our field during these unforeseen times. It is our promise to continue to advance our services and response to COVID-19 in order to help our communities solve problems, mitigate risk, offer solutions and provide Better Outcomes for all those affected and at-risk. If you have questions about our COVID-19 testing services contact us at sales@nextgenlabs.com to find out how we can help.

NextGen Testing Solutions

Business

From multi-million dollar corporations to small businesses, it is safe to say that all industries in the work force have been affected by COVID-19. Decreases in workforce, an increase in health and safety budgets and a decrease in revenue have created a great effect on the survival of businesses both big and small.

 

At NextGen we aim to provide you with convenient, rapid COVID-19 testing to help get you back on track, operating safely and help your business start regaining some of the revenue you’ve lost.

Education

Online learning in the face of the Coronavirus has forced students, parents and teachers alike to tackle many difficult problems that no one expected to face before. So much has been lost in education through this difficult time and that’s why it’s so important to try to mitigate these effects as soon as possible, while still ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

 

NextGen has rapid and reliable testing with convenient availability to help get everyone out from behind the screen and back to in-person learning.

Travel Program

The travel world has been turned upside down due to COVID-19 and the ever-changing restrictions related to infectious disease management and mitigation. Both within the US and in foreign countries, very strict and specific travel guidelines have been mandated in terms of testing and quarantine that offer very short windows between testing times and travel.

 

With convenient testing times and easily accessible results we provide you with the tests and results you need to avoid delays and changes in travel plans.

Care Facilities

At NextGen we know that rapid coronavirus testing with readily accessible results is crucial when it comes to maintaining a successfully operating facility. Care facilities represent part of the healthcare world that has the potential of serving a large portion of those most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 which makes makes accurate knowledge of infection critical.

 

Testing through our labs delivers the results you need along with a highly-trained staff, knowledgeable in safe procedures to avoid the spread of infectious disease.

Medical Procedures

Whether you work at a hospital, an out-patient clinic, or a freestanding ambulatory surgery center, the importance of knowing whether a patient has an active COVID infection or not is crucial for the safety of both patients and staff. You can rely on the speed, accuracy and accessibility of our test results to ensure that your practice maintains a steady flow of scheduled procedures.

 

We aim to always provide you with the results you need to keep your workflow steady, consistent and above all else, safe for everyone involved in care.

Primary + Urgent Care

Pediatricians, family practice doctors and urgent care facilities all have the potential of being the first contact point when it comes to diagnosing new COVID cases. Testing your patients for a Coronavirus infection needs to be a seamless process. Keeping track of multiple patients with different conditions and health concerns should be your primary focus, not tracking down test results.

 

Let NextGen provide the convenience, reliability and accessibility you need in order to successfully diagnose and guide treatment for your patients.

COVID TESTING FAQs

What type of test is performed?

The type of test performed depends on whether we are testing for an active infection of COVID-19 or the antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVOD-19). Tests are performed from a sample of either a nasal swab or saliva sample when testing for an active infection. COVID-19 antibody samples are performed from either a nasal swab or a venous blood draw. Once your test has been ordered feel free to contact our lab, we’d be happy to answer any additional questions.

How is my sample collected?

When testing for a COVID-19 infection samples are either a nasal swab or saliva sample. COVID-19 antibody samples are either a nasal swab or a venous blood draw.

How and when will I get results?

Test results can be accessed through our secure digital patient portal.

 

Results for our rapid testing are generally returned within hours of specimen collection. Regular COVID-19 testing and antibody testing have an average turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours (in most cases).

Can I bring someone or should I come alone?

Except in the case of minors, we ask that only the person being tested visits our facility to help reduce the chance of transmission. We understand that some patients may need to bring someone with them; however, only patients who have cleared bringing an additional person with the lab are able to do so.

Do I need an appointment?

All patients being tested for COVID-19 or COVID-19 antibodies need to have an appointment to visit our labs. We currently do no accept walk-ins.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost for patients with insurance?

Patients with insurance should not have any out-of-pocket costs for a covered COVID-19 test, but we recommend checking with your health plan to confirm before scheduling.  We ask that you bring your insurance card with you to the test site. You will be responsible for any patient cost as determined by your insurance. In the case that active coverage cannot be confirmed, your test will be submitted to the federal program for the uninsured for payment.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost for patients without insurance?

For those patients without insurance, we ask that you provide your Social Security number, driver’s license or state ID which will enable us to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured. If are using the federal program for the uninsured and do not have insurance this should cover your COVID-19 test cost. Any additional lab testing ordered by your doctor will not be covered under the uninsured fund.

I am unable to get to a clinic, can a lab liaison come to me?

For those unable to visit that live within our service are we do have staff available to obtain samples on-site. If you need to coordinate a lab liaison, please contact our lab directly.

Do I need a referral from a medical provider?

At this time a medical order is required for COVID testing. Those looking to schedule a COVOD test without a referral from a provider should call Customer Care at (800) 219-6542.

What do I need to bring with me?

For all testing at NextGen Laboratories an insurance card (if using insurance) and proof of identity are required.

For additional questions please contact Customer Care at (800) 219-6542.

 

To view a full list of testing options available through NextGen please visit nextgenlabs.com/tests.