COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit*

This test is used to determine whether you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. You will complete an online screener for eligibility. If eligible, you will receive a kit to your home for sample collection. You will receive your results via secure portal within 48 hours of your sample reaching our CLIA laboratory for processing.  

* Pending FDA EUA

Please note: Due to state restrictions, tests not permitted in NY.

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Take Eligibility Screener

Whether you are symptomatic, have had community exposure, or need a test to return to work or keep attending work, we have a path for you through our eligibility screener. Check the availability of our kit and choose the answers most accurately for you to determine if you are eligible to receive our kit. If yes, you will receive it via FedEx within 1-2 business days.  

*Please note: Business Days are Monday-Friday  

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Receive Kit to Home

After placing your order, you will conveniently receive your kit to your home within 1-2 business days. Your kit will include the following items: Swab and Tube, Tube Label, Biohazard Bag with Absorbent Sheet, 2 Alcohol Prep Pads, Return Box, Preaddressed and Prepaid Return Envelope and Instruction Sheet.

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Collect Sample

In your kit, you will find an Instruction Sheet. Follow all instructions closely to ensure proper collection. There are 8 steps to collecting your sample. It’s important that each one is followed for success. If you have any questions at all while completing your sample collection, please contact us.

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Return Sample

On the same Instruction Sheet, you will find a section labeled Return Instructions. Please be sure to follow packaging and return shipment instructions exactly to ensure prompt and successful return to our CLIA laboratory to process your sample. Important: Do not deliver sample to a drop box on the weekend. Drop off your sample on the same day you collect before the last pickup.

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Receive Your Results

Once our CLIA laboratory receives your sample, they will have results within 24-48 hours, assuming it passes all quality checks. If there is an issue, they will contact you directly.

After receiving your results, you will have the opportunity to have a telehealth consult with a PWNHealth board-certified physician.

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You will receive an email from GetMyDNA as soon as your results are available, with a link to view them.

If your test results are abnormal, PWNHealth’s Care Coordination Team may attempt to contact you to notify you of your results and schedule a telehealth consult with a physician or other healthcare provider.

After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a telehealth consult with an independent licensed physician or other healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps.

Who is PWNHealth?

PWNHealth is an independent healthcare provider network that provides oversight services to you in connection with the laboratory testing that you have requested. PWNHealth and its services are independent from the laboratory and company from whom you requested and registered for the test and their services.

 

IMPORTANT:

If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing, continuous pain or pressure in your chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, blue-colored lips or face, or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care.

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A PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test check for genetic material (viral RNA) produced by the virus. This determines if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.

A PCR test will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to isolate immediately and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, it means the virus was not present in the sample you provided.

After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed healthcare provider who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

A PCR test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. In addition, a PCR test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected as directed. There is also the possibility of a false negative (a negative result that is incorrect) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

A PCR test is conducted either by nasal swab or saliva collection. The nasal swab test requires insertion of a swab into your nose and the back of your throat. The saliva test requires providing a sample of your spit into a collection tube.

You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.

Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as “tests”) have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumer COVID-19 Questions

A PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test checks for genetic material (viral RNA) produced by the virus. This determines if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.

You should get tested if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath)
  • You don’t have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • You don’t have symptoms and haven’t been recently exposed but live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity (this can include healthcare settings, homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces).
  • Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested.

If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or that you have been exposed to the virus, you should consult your place of work for specific guidance about whether to stay home or continue working.

Visit the CDC website for more information about testing.

You should not get tested if you:

    • Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case.

    • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested.

Your test results will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to isolate immediately and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, it means the virus was not present in the sample you provided.

After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed healthcare provider who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

A PCR test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. In addition, a PCR test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected as directed. There is also the possibility of a false negative (a negative result that is incorrect) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

This test is conducted either by nasal swab or saliva collection. The nasal swab test requires insertion of a swab into your nose and the back of your throat. The saliva test requires providing a sample of your spit into a collection tube.

You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.

Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as “tests”) have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pediatric Questions

Testing is available for children 4 years of age and older.

If your child has new or worsening emergency warning signs, such as severe trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, or blue-colored lips or face, call 911 or seek emergency medical attention instead of ordering this test.

Your child should get tested if:

  • They have symptoms of COVID-19
  • They live in or visit a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity. This can include homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers, playgroups, schools, church, camp, daycare, etc.
  • They have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within the past14 days

This test may also be helpful if:

  • Your child may have been exposed and has an underlying condition that may increase the risk for severe disease

If you have any other questions, we recommend that you speak with your child’s primary healthcare provider about testing recommendations to see if testing is right for your child at this time.

This test may be right for your child if they:

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19, it has been at least 10 days since their diagnosis, and you want to know if they have antibodies.
  • Have not had symptoms and have not had a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days, but you want to see if they have antibodies.
  • Have had or you suspect they have had COVID-19, but your child has not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days.
  • Have had or you suspect they have had COVID-19, but your child has not experienced a fever in the past 24 hours.
  • It is important to set realistic expectations. Do not pretend the testing experience will be painless. Reassure your child that the testing process will be quick, the pain won’t last, and that you’ll be with them the entire time. After the test, praise and comfort your child as needed.
  • Make sure your child is tested when they are less likely to be tired or hungry. Your child does not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Eating and drinking plenty of water before the test will help lower the risk of lightheadedness and can help make the process smoother.
  • Talk about feelings or practice calming techniques before the test. You can do this by making a game of staying still or practicing breathing exercises with your child. It may also be helpful to distract your child during the procedure.
  • Before testing, discuss any concerns and questions with your child’s primary healthcare provider. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Caring for Children
- World Health Organization: COVID-19 Resources for Care for Young Children

Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as “tests”) have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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