How Getting an Online Blood Test with Genesis Medical Diagnostics Works – COVID-19 Edition
Did you know that you don’t actually have to go into a lab to get your blood tested? You can actually get fast, affordable blood tests online! One important test nowadays, especially for online testing, is our COVID-19 blood test.
Our blood tests screen for signs of the virus in your body. As COVID-19 does not produce noticeable symptoms in everyone, in many cases a blood test is the only way to know for sure. Our active diagnostic testing for COVID-19 helps people who think they may have an active infection or are feeling sick get the information they need fast, so appropriate measures can be taken. Call your doctor if you feel yourself having a complex of any of the following symptoms:
- Muscle or body aches
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
Genesis Medical Diagnostics is at the forefront of the COVID-19 epidemic. We can obtain a blood test for you without a doctor’s order. We are able to help you even if you don’t have any health insurance. Affordability, transparent pricing, and privacy are all hallmarks of the FDA-approved tests that we provide. The laboratory we send your tests to are the same ones that internal and family medicine physicians use. No need to make an appointment — simply reach out to us today if you have any questions or fill out this form to get started!
Testing for COVID-19
Your doctor may recommend you get a blood test to determine if you have Coronavirus, or you may decide you are experiencing symptoms that could be indicative of it. The main tests that can be conducted are:
- PCR Testing
- Molecular Test
- Antibody (Serology) Test
- Antibody Test for IgG
- Antibody Test for IgM
Of these tests, Genesis Medical Diagnostics offers PCR Testing. PCR testing is used to directly identify the presence of antigens, instead of testing for your body’s immune response, like with antibody tests. By testing for viral RNA, we are able to determine whether or not you have the virus, even if the infection is still in its early stages, before any noticeable symptoms have occurred. PCR stands for a lab technique called a polymerase chain reaction. The goal of this test is to selectively amplify traces of genetic material to identify specific parts of DNA. By mimicking what happens to DNA in your cells, a PCR test:
- Begins by mixing it with other ingredients like bribes and brimers that bind to SARS-CoV-2.
- Then the viral RNA is converted to a DNA copy, which is then converted into millions of copies, so the PCR test can identify the virus easily.
- Lastly, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is either detected or it is not, and the data is sent back to you in the form of positive or negative results.
You don’t need to understand the details about how a PCR test works — all you have to know is that it is an effective test for identifying viral infections like SARS-CoV-2, even before any physical symptoms occur.
The Testing Process
If you have decided you would like to get your blood tested for the presence of COVID-19, Genesis Medical Diagnostics has a streamlined process that makes getting your results easy, quick, and reliable. The process looks like the following:
Step #1: Order Test
Want to take testing into your own hands? Order a test from us today and we can work with you step-by-step to getting it done properly.
Step #2: Arrives at Your Home
After we express ship the test and it arrives at your home, you can begin. It usually takes three to five business days for our tests to arrive at your house after you place your order. Taking a test at home can save you a lot of time and effort, as well as risk of exposing yourself and others to the virus, which is why so many people are relying on Genesis Medical Diagnostics for reliable home blood tests.
Step #3: Schedule Meeting with Doctor
According to the FDA, a doctor must be watching when you conduct a blood test — so schedule an online HIPAA compliant private 1-on-1 video meeting with a doctor when you get your test kit (or perhaps while it is in shipping).
Step #4: Self-Administer the Test During Meeting
Join the online meeting with your doctor and follow their step-by-step instructions for the administration of the test. The doctor will make sure that the test is administered properly and according to FDA-approved standards. After a simple swab, you put the sample back in the test tube and properly seal it up, ready for the next and final step.
Step #5: Send It to the Lab
Lastly, send back the test tube with your sample in it using the prepacked shipping label provided. Simply seal it back up, drop it off at a UPS store, and in two to three business days, you should have the results.
Get Tested for COVID-19 Today
Even without a doctor’s order or health insurance, you have the right to get your blood tested. If you suspect you could be infected by COVID-19 or intend to just play it safe, obtain your lab results in less than a week by ordering a blood test from Genesis Medical Diagnostics today.
COVID-19 Testing Made Safe & Simple to Take at Home
We partner with the Baylor College of Medicine to provide you reliable, fast blood test results for COVID-19. Get peace of mind knowing whether or not you have been infected by contacting us today for guidance and ordering a lab test. We are proud to be on the frontline offering Americans access to the pressing need for Coronavirus testing.