Serving Our Community During COVID-19

As a state of the art full-service reference laboratory specializing in rapid routine, toxicology, and molecular testing, we knew that the right thing to do was to step up to this unprecedented challenge, and play our part in stemming the spread of this global pandemic. Now, more than ever, our philosophy of getting accurate medical information into the hands of the right healthcare professionals, quickly, so they can take action, is absolutely crucial.

We are proud to provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing via serological antibody and qPCR with rapid results. We also provide Coronavirus antibody testing as well. Contact us today if you are a medical facility in need of rapid testing results for your patients. We are continuing to scale our testing capacity in the midst of this crisis to be able to meet the demands of the communities we serve.

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have worked tirelessly to facilitate the rapid collection and interpretation of data, using a fast and highly sensitive instrumentation from top diagnostic manufacturers. HealthQuest Esoterics is a COLA certified, CLIA compliant medical testing laboratory, capable of performing such high complexity tests in an effective and efficient manner. We follow all standard confirmatory testing and reporting guidelines according to the appropriate public health authorities.

Provider Information

If you are a physician or healthcare provider in the U.S., you can order the TaqPath™ COVID-19 Testing Kit for patients you suspect of infection with the virus. We are scaling our testing capabilities to ensure that we maintain our commitment to a rapid turnaround of accurate results within 24 - 48 hours. Test results will also be sent electronically, allowing for faster delivery.

HealthQuest Esoterics does not administer blood draws or nasal sample collection at their headquarters, but has partnerships with thousands of collection locations across the country and in every state. Call us and we can help with logistics. All nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swabs must be collected by a healthcare provider with appropriate infection control precautions. Please visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date guidance on these precautions.

Positive test results for COVID-19 indicate that RNA from SARS-CoV-2 was detected in the samples, and the patient is infected with the virus and should be presumed to be contagious. Our test results should always be considered within the context of your own clinical observations and epidemiological information. HealthQuest Esoterics will report positive COVID-19 results to the appropriate public health authorities in accordance with current requirements.

Get in touch today to learn more about our services.

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**As required by Section 3202(b) of the CARES ActCash Prices                
COVID-19 qPCR Diagnostic Test: $200.00 - Detects for presence of current COVID-19 infection        
       COVID-19 Serological Antibody Test: $220.00 - Detects for presence of current COVID-19 antibodies (IgG / IgM)

Patient Information

The TaqPath™ COVID-19 Combo Kit is for prescription use only. Check with your healthcare professional if you are eligible for testing.

If a test has been ordered by your healthcare professional, you should receive a comprehensive Fact Sheet that explains the risks and benefits of the test, which you can discuss with your healthcare provider. Our in-house customer service team is also available to answer any other questions you may have about your test.

How the Test Works

A real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test will qualitatively detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the outbreak. After nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens are collected from patients suspected of having COVID-19, they are brought to our laboratory so the tests can be performed.

This testing kit contains targeted specificity to 100% of the currently available complete genomes for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The genetic analysis data is also automatically converted into a diagnosis to reduce the risk of interpretation errors. Our qualified and trained clinical laboratory personnel have been specifically trained in the techniques of real-time PCR and in-vitro diagnostic procedures, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the most accurate testing results possible.

HealthQuest Esoterics is Here For You

As a team, we are approaching this in the same way we’ve done for our clients in the past: By taking on the challenge, and saying yes. We are used to being agile and responsive, and that ability to adapt to any situation our clients and their patients require of us, is helping us to take on this responsibility, and say yes to this call to serve. Though the scale may be daunting, we are proud to play our part in this for our nation, and for the world. 

Whether you have questions about our testing capabilities or billing structure, get in touch with us today and a member of our team in Southern California will be able to address any of your concerns.

If you are a healthcare professional who needs to perform non-COVID-19 diagnostic tests on patients, our laboratory is still committed to delivering the rapid results you need to provide your patients with the best possible care. Please contact us to learn more.

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Other Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?

Although the TaqPath™ COVID-19 Combo Kit has not been cleared by the FDA as part of their usual rigorous review process, given the extraordinary circumstances we are under and based on the scientific evidence available, it is reasonable to believe that this test is an effective means of detecting COVID-19. As such, they have made this test available under the EUA, which is an emergency access mechanism. The EUA for this test lasts for the duration of the COVID-19 declaration justifying emergency use of IVDs, unless terminated or revoked (after which the test may no longer be used).