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NPR: Dr. Khare explains COVID-19 antibody testing

Dr. Khare spoke with NPR earlier this week to explain COVID-19 antibody testing. If you are wondering what antibodies are associated with COVID-19, and why we believe they provide a level of protection against COVID-19, take a moment to listen. Innovative Express Care uses the Abbott serology test, which we believe is the most accurate test on the market. You can schedule an appointment online.

NPR COVID-19 Antibody Testing
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ABC 7: COVID-19 antibody tests now available at Innovative Express Care

ABC 7 joined us early this morning to cover the new COVID-19 antibody test available at Innovative Express Care. The blood test looks for IgG antibodies in the blood to determine if your body has already encountered the COVID-19 virus, or indicates the absence of these antibodies. The test is available to anyone who is well and has not had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Insurance is accepted. Watch the full segment here.

Newsy: Dr. Khare comments on the status of COVID-19 testing

Dr. Khare spoke with Newsy earlier this week to offer an update on COVID-19 testing, which is open to everyone at Innovative Express Care. Watch the segment here to learn more, including how we bend the curve and what it means to achieve herd immunity.

Schedule a COVID-19 test online

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you may now schedule a test to be seen at our outdoor medical tent online. A pre-screening appointment is no longer required. Insurance is accepted for the COVID-19 test and provider visit. If you do not wish to use insurance, self-pay ($250) is also available. 

Patients who wish to consult with a physician before coming on-site for a test, may schedule a telemedicine visit. During the secure online appointment, we’ll review your symptoms, discuss your medical history and determine if any medical testing is necessary. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, respiratory symptoms, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, and sometimes GI issues. 

Patients who schedule a COVID-19 test online will receive a series of text messages to confirm the appointment. Insured patients will also be asked to submit their address and photos of their picture ID/insurance card. This is requested in advance in order to reduce the amount of time you need to spend on-site at our clinic.  

For more information about COVID-19 and services available, visit our COVID-19 website.

Patient recounts her battle with COVID-19: NBC5

Anna, an Innovative Express Care patient, recently spoke with NBC 5 about her battle with COVID-19.

“This did not seem normal and I’ve never felt anything like it,” she said. “There were some similarities (to other infections), body aches, fever chills. What made this different were the chest symptoms.”

Listen to what the young mother had to say, and why she wants others to take this seriously, by watching the interview here.