GENETWORx, a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory, is your full-service provider for COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Tests. We will have testing supplies in your hands within 72 hours, and results in 2-3 business days.
Learn more about these two individual tests below, including how to order tests today.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
We know keeping your staff, constituents, and patients well-informed and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is your top priority. Here’s what you need to know about GENETWORx’s COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests.
With GENETWORx’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) test, you can have quick, accurate results within 2 to 3 business days. Our 99% specificity and sensitivity tests detect the presence of SAR-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, at a level of sensitivity that surpasses other laboratories. Our test follows the Centers for Disease Control approved assay kits required for sample testing for the Coronavirus genome.
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COVID-19 Total Antibody (IgM & IgG) Tests
The GENETWORx COVID-19 Total Antibody (IgM & IgG) assay is a blood test that is performed to determine if someone has been exposed/infected with the COVID-19 virus. The assay is 99.8% specific and 100% sensitive when performed at least 14 days after infection from COVID-19. If the person does not have symptoms but suspects they may have been infected, the antibody test can be performed at any time.
The antibody test checks to see whether a person’s immune system, the body’s defense against illness, has responded to the infection. It is not for diagnosing an active COVID-19 infection.
Total antibody tests detect both IgG and IgM in the blood to provide a clearer disease-state picture. These assays are more sensitive than the use of IgG or IgM alone for early detection of an immune response.
To order Antibody tests, call 804-346-4363. Our team will have a testing kit to you within 72 hours.
Our dedicated staff is working around the clock to provide COVID-19 test results within 1 to 2 business days for:
Colleges and Universities
Assisted and Long-Term Care Facilities
Professional and Collegiate Sports
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Enroll for the GENETWORx ‘Test Everyone USA’ Program
Businesses need to test 100% of their employees for COVID-19 in order to:
- Re-open business
- Restore a productive workforce and welcome employees back to work
- Meet customer demand for goods/services and generate revenue
- Ensure customer and employee confidence by creating a safe and healthy environment
- Provide the data to local, state and federal government, as well as medical experts to aid in research
- Stimulate the local and national economy
- Stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The ‘Test Everyone USA’ program, offered exclusively by GENETWORx, provides employers and organizations ongoing testing. Through this program, every employee will be tested for COVID-19 every 10 days, and receive test results within 1 to 2 business days. With this knowledge, everyone can have peace of mind and take the necessary actions based on their test results. Employers can focus on running their business with a productive, confident workforce and serve their customers and communities with the ‘COVID-19 Free, GENETWORx Certified’ seal.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing FAQs
Who can order GENETWORx COVID-19 tests?
Physicians, hospitals, and any other United States healthcare provider can order GENETWORx’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) test. Our tests are available for any patients who meet current guidance for evaluation of COVID-19 infection. Our tests feature 99% specificity and sensitivity to detect the presence of SAR-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
How can I order GENEWORx COVID-19 tests right now?
Call 804-346-4363 and a GENETWORx representative will set you up in GENETWORx’s portal and send the kits to your facility. Within 72 hours, your facility will be set up in our portal and your test kits will arrive.
How does the process work? Who collects the specimens?
After a physician contacts GENETWORx, we will send your testing kits to your facility. These kits will include a swab and the universal transport media in a vial to ensure RNA and DNA survival. Once the swab is taken by a healthcare provider, the vial and test order with the physician’s signature are placed in an individual bag, which are then placed into a larger bag. This is sent via FEDEX to our laboratory, where it will be tested, and results will be sent through the GENETWORx portal within 2 to 3 business days.
What types of specimens are needed for the testing?
GENETWORX’s COVID-19 testing requires a nasopharyngeal swab collection. Specimen should be collected using a synthetic nasopharyngeal swab and placed in a viral transport medium to be accepted for testing. Only one sample type per patient will be accepted. Appropriately sized swabs with synthetic tips can be used with the exception of calcium alginate tips, swabs with preservatives, and swabs with wood shafts. Viral transport media that is acceptable for the collection of influenza specimens can be used to transport swabs for COVID-19 testing.
How will an ordering physician be notified of results? And when?
Once GENETWORX’s receives the provided sample, it will be tested and the result – whether it’s positive or negative – will be sent confidentially via our portal within 2-3 business days. You will receive instructions on how to set up the portal upon initial receipt of the COVID-19 test. Patients can also access their results directly from GENETWORx via phone, text or the patient portal.
How can I avoid a testing rejection?
In order to get quick, accurate results to patients, the following samples cannot be accepted for testing:
- Any swabs with calcium alginate, cotton tips, or wooden shafts
- Samples that have been refrigerated for more than 72 hours
- Samples that have been kept at room temperature for more than 24 hours
- Samples that are improperly labeled
- Samples that are contaminated
- Broken or leaking transport devices
How accurate are GENETWORx’s tests?
Genetworx is uniquely qualified to perform COVID-19 testing and deliver incredibly accurate, timely results because we regularly perform complex molecular diagnostic testing, outside of the pandemic. Not all companies have the technology and infrastructure to deliver an accurate result in a timely manner. We have special instrumentation and expertise to run a large volume of COVID-19 tests and produce results in one to two business days with over 99% specificity and sensitivity. This capability is not found in most tests or in most laboratories. Some tests without this level of sensitivity will not detect the presence of the virus.
Will GENETWORx report COVID-19 results to local and state public health entities?
Depending on your state, GENETWORx is required by law to report positive and/or negative results to the state and public health departments.
What is GENETWORx’s testing capacity?
GENETWORx’s is currently performing thousands of COVID-19 tests every day. We have been working closely with local and state officials to continue providing our services during this pandemic. Every day, GENETWORx is adding machinery automation and efficiencies to continually increase our testing capacity to meet the demand during this pandemic.
GENETWORX’s is currently working on antibody testing and aims to have this launched for providers by the end of May.
I’m an employer and want to order GENETWORx tests for my company. Do we have to have a physician on staff?
No, a physician does not have to be on staff. Rather, your company needs to partner with a physician. This way, the physician can order the tests, conduct them when they arrive, and work through GENETWORX’s portal to receive results. If your company does not have a partnership with a physician, we can help you set one up, so you are able to receive GENETWORx’s COVID-19 tests.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing FAQs
How is a specimen collected for an antibody test?
A venipuncture is performed to collect blood from the patient. Serum or plasma will be tested to determine if the patient has antibodies against COVID-19. Blood draws need to be performed by health care providers or at labs.
Who can order GENETWORx Antibody tests?
Anyone can have a COVID-19 Antibody test; however, the test is a blood test that must be performed by a physician. GENETWORx proudly supplies tests for healthcare providers, state and local governments, colleges and universities, assisted and long-term care facilities, food services, professional and collegiate sports, transportation services, utilities, law firms, and employers.
How will I be notified of results? And when?
Results will be available in GENETWORx’s online portal or by phone (804-346-4363) within 24-48 hours after the sample has been received. If you provided your mobile number, you’ll receive a text from GENETWORx with a link to our secure portal.
How accurate are GENETWORx’s Antibody tests?
GENETWORx COVID-19 Total Antibody (IgM & IgG) test is 99.8% specific and 100% sensitive when performed at least 14 days after COVID-19 infection.
How can I order GENETWORx’s COVID-19 Antibody tests right now?
Contact GENETWORx by calling 804-346-4363 to order your Total Antibody test. You’ll have a testing kit within 72 hours.
Can I still get an antibody test if I don’t have symptoms?
Yes. If you believe you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have tested positive but do not have symptoms, you can still get a GENETWORx Antibody test.
Who can get the antibody test?
If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, been at risk for exposure, have had symptoms or not, you are eligible for COVID-19 antibody testing.
Can children get the antibody test?
There is no age minimum for antibody testing.
Why should I get an antibody test?
Although having the antibodies does not guarantee immunity, early research indicates there is at least some protection from previous COVID-19 exposure.
Because antibodies play such an important role in the battle against COVID-19, health care professionals need to know who has been exposed to COVID-19 and if they’ve developed an immune response. As we learn more and more about COVID-19, these results, combined with other important data, could help figure out individuals who are more (or less) susceptible to more COVID-19 infections.
What does it mean if I have antibodies?
If you test positive for COVID-19 antibodies, it likely means that you have been exposed to COVID-19. Antibodies are often the immune system’s way to fight off infections. However, antibodies don’t guarantee immunity against certain viruses. Unfortunately, we don’t know if people who have COVID-19 antibodies are protected in the future. Research is still ongoing.
Do I need to social distance if I have antibodies?
Yes, you will want to social distance if you have COVID-19 antibodies. Just because you have antibodies doesn’t mean you’re immune from COVID-19 infection. Plus, you can transport the virus, increasing the risk of infection to other people.
Do I have to get sick from COVID-19 to get antibodies?
No, you don’t have to get sick in order to get antibodies. Research shows that a large amount of people have the antibodies to COVID-19 without ever actually getting sick. That’s why some people test positive for COVID-19 without ever having any symptoms.
If I have the presence of antibodies, does that mean I can’t get re-infected by COVID-19?
Simply having the presence of antibodies doesn’t mean you are immune against future COVID-19 infections. Antibody testing provides a yes or no when it comes to creation of antibodies to a specific virus.
Any health concerns to getting the antibody test?
Currently, there are no known medical risks associated with taking the COVID-10 Antibody test, beyond that of a typical blood draw.
For more information on our testing capabilities or instructions of gathering samples,
or by calling 804-346-4363.