Covid Antibody Testing

ANTIBODY serological testing

Dear Patients,

We now have access to COVID-19 ANTIBODY serological testing which is done through the lab with a blood test. It is covered by insurance. This is not the rapid fingerstick testing as that has been found to have an accuracy level as low as 33% in some cases. Information for the swab testing is below. If you would like antibody testing you should be SYMPTOM-FREE for at least 8 days before getting tested. If you are not sure which test you should have done, Dr. Kaga will advise you at the time of your appointment.

If you would like an appointment slot to be tested, please email us a photo ID, insurance card, and fill out the form below. Testing is taking place on Tuesday and Thursday but subject to change.

In an effort to help identify, treat, and isolate those infected, we are now testing patients with results in about 24 to 48 hours. The testing is done through the lab which is currently taking all insurances and there is no added cost for you. If you do not have insurance, the lab is conducting the testing for $51.31 and they will send you a bill directly. Our office will not be charging anything at all to you as the patient.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are still practicING social distancing. We have temporarily stopped in-person office hours HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL CONDUCTING TELEMEDICINE AND VIDEO CALLS to ensure that there is not a lapse in care. Our goal is to protect and care for those who work with us, our patients, and the public.

We will miss seeing you in the office but we are still open online 24/7, where service remains uninterrupted. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated. Follow us @drkaga and @thekagainstitute!

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our customers and communities as needed.

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or your local health department’s website.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kaga
The Kaga Institute
www.drkaga.com
732-719-2001