CareCube

COVID-19 Testing

Everything you need to know about Covid-19 Testing

Everything you need to know about Covid-19 Testing

 What devices are we using?

CareCube is using Sofia SARS Antigen FIA testing kit in association with Quidel.

 

 What does this device test? 

Sofia SARS Antigen kit requires a specimen sample, or swab, from your nose, or nasopharynx.

 

 What does this device detect? 

This device conducts qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2. That is, the test detects certain proteins only present in a swab sample where Coronavirus is actively present in the host.

 

 What does a positive test mean? 

If you test positive for Coronavirus you will need to quarantine for 14 days and decrease contact with your immediate family. You may experience some flu-like symptoms; fever, new and persistent cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include but are not limited to headaches, loss of taste and loss of smell. Symptoms of Coronavirus manifest differently in each host. If you have trouble breathing you must visit the ER immediately.

Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result(s) along with your medical history, and your symptoms.

 

 What does a negative test mean? 

If you test negative for Coronavirus you must continue practicing frequent hand hygiene, safe social distancing and wearing a face mask/covering at all times where social distancing is not possible. 

Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result(s) along with your medical history, and your symptoms.

 

 Is the test results with this device dependable? 

The Sofia SARS Antigen test is authorised by FDA under the Emergency Use Authorisation Act (EUA) and has met FDA sensitivity, specificity and over all performance characteristics requirements. The results are deemed reliable to assign a patient centered care plan based upon results and testing devices.

 

 What types of testing are available at CareCube? 

CareCube offers diagnostic antigen swab testing, PCR swab testing and antibody testing, also known as serology testing.

 

 What’s the difference? 

Antigen/Swab testing detects proteins present in the nasopharynx usually produced when infected with Coronavirus. This gives diagnostic results of an actively positive or actively negative host. This test is useful as evidence to work or travel that you are positive following symptoms or negative following symptoms. 

Antibody testing is a blood test. This test seeks out antibodies produced when your body is fighting off the virus. This indicates you have had coronavirus in the past and your body has had an immune response to the virus, thus the ability to detect antibodies. This test is useful to gauge if you have had the virus in the past. Wether the presence of antibodies indicates some immunity to the virus is still being investigated 

 

 How long until I get my results back? 

Both Antigen Diagnostic test and Serology/Antibody testing results come back same day. For PCR testing, it takes approximately 3-5 days for you to get the result.

 

 Will my insurance cover this?

Yes! CareCube accepts most insurances for COVID testing as per CDC guidelines. Find which specific insurances CareCube accepts for COVID testing, please chat with us through our website or email us at [email protected]Generally, Insurances cover diagnostic testing in the first instance if it is carried out due to medical necessity. 

 

 What if i don’t have insurance? 

For swab/antigen testing, out of network costs are $125 for specimen processing and consultation. For antibody testing, out of network costs are $75 for specimen processing and consultation fee.

 

 What locations are open at what time? 

Our office locations opening hours can be found at here. Our mobile testing site locations are open Mon-Friday 10am-4pm. Please note, opening times of mobile testing sites are subject to change depending on inclement weather.

 

 Can I walk in or do I have to make an appointment? 

You can make an appointment at our Bay Ridge location here. All other locations welcome walk-ins only.

 

 *Please note that testing can be carried out for children between the ages of 6 years to 17 years only with a referral from their Pediatrician. Please liaise with your airline about what specific testing you require to board your flight before testing with Carecube. 

Locations Available for Covid-19 Test and Antibody Test

Office Locations

1718 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212

7322 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Temporary Outdoor Locations

1718 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212

4402 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

5721 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220

4813 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

404 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

99 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

1368 nostrand ave, Brooklyn, Ny 11226

*Please note that temporary locations open on Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Opening times subject to change due to inclement weather. Give us a call at 718-439-5111 to confirm before coming in.