Types of COVID-19 Tests

As the world experiences an unprecedented pandemic and the continuous threat of variants, there is an urgent need for additional laboratory testing facilities to process and test for the COVID-19 virus here in the United States. To that end, we are now offering quality laboratory testing for the coronavirus at our facility. We hope this will help Florida residents, national, and international visitors receive the critical health information they need.

COVID-19 Tests Available

30 Minute PCR

Self Pay

$275

Federal Insurance

N/A

CARES Act

N/A

Private Insurance

N/A

Approved

6 hour PCR

Self Pay

$225

Federal Insurance

N/A

CARES Act

N/A

Private Insurance

N/A

Approved

Same Day PCR 

Self Pay

$175

Federal Insurance

100% Billed to Insurance

CARES Act

100% Billed to CARES Act

Private Insurance

Covered 100%*

Approved

Rapid Antigen

Self Pay

$75

Federal Insurance

100% Billed to Insurance

CARES Act

100% Billed to CARES Act

Private Insurance

Covered 100%*

*Note: Physician’s order is not required for Federal Insurance or CARES Act. Physician’s order is required for Private Insurance.

Outline on COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing

What is COVID-19?

In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease that it causes is referred to as COVID-19.

There are two types of Covid-19 tests available:

  • Viral test: Conducted to find out if you a have current infection.
  • Antibody test: Conducted to find out if you have been previously infected with the virus.

How is the Viral test conducted?

  • Tests are conducted with a nasapharyngeal swab sample (NP, upper respiratory).
  • Results ready within 24 hours of receiving the specimen to identify if the virus is present.
  • Concurrent use of antibiotics does not affect results.

How is the Antibody test conducted?

  • Blood sample is taken usually by a finger prick or by drawing blood from a vein in your arm.
  • Then the sample is tested in our lab to determine whether you’ve developed antibodies against the COVID-19 virus.
  • Results ready in 24 hours or less.

Are you a candidate for testing? Do you have the following symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Other symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Body Aches
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Other risk factors that you may be a candidate for testing:

  • Possible exposure through recent travel to an affected country or state or if you reside in a heavily affected community.
  • Close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Older adults and those who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes could be at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from the COVID-19 virus.  (Source CDC.gov)

Antigen Test

This test detects certain proteins in the virus.

  • Test is conducted using a nasal or throat swab to get a fluid sample and can produce results within minutes.
  • A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate
  • Depending on the situation,  a doctor may recommend a PCR test to rule out a false-negative results.

 

Antibody Test

An antibody or serology test is a blood test  used to determine you have been previously infected with COVID-19. It detects antibodies, which are proteins in the blood that fight-off infection.

It’s also important to note that anyone who receives a positive antibody result, showing that COVID-19 antibodies were detected, there is still no certainty that someone previously infected cannot be infected with the virus again. Therefore, physical distancing recommendations and proper precautions should still be continued.

 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a valuable molecular technique performed in a high complexity laboratory which accurately analyzes the genetic material of pathogens. As a modern molecular biology lab, Millenia Advanced Scientific utilizes PCR to identify and quantify bacteria and viruses as well as determine antibiotic resistance. PCR is 3-5X more sensitive than conventional culture techniques and allows Millenia Advanced Scientific to report results for both pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance within 8 hours of the specimen’s arrival to the lab.

Molecular Wound

Successful Wound Healing Begins with Accurate Diagnosis

Millenia Advanced Scientific is redefining the approach to pathogen identification to address persistent challenges in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic wounds. Since delays in healing tend to be multifactorial, a systematic approach must be used, beginning with the detection of infectious agents. With our specialized panels, Millenia Advanced Scientific can now detect up to 22 pathogens simultaneously per wound type. This level of specification and accuracy using the most advanced technology available is the first step to achieving successful wound healing.

Symptoms Suggesting Need for Wound Testing

  • Skin redness or discoloration
  • Swelling, pain, tenderness at site
  • Pustules/pus drainage
  • Slow-healing wound history

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Bacteria

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca/pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Mycobacterium intracellulare
  • Proteus sp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

Fungi

  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Carbapenemase Class A
  • Carbapenemase Class B
  • Carbapenemase Class D
  • Extended Spectrum beta Lactamase
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance

Molecular UTI

Increase in Antibiotic Resistance Complicates Treatment of UTIs

Historically, urinary tract infections were considered easy to target and treat since more than 70% of cases were caused by E. coli. Today, UTIs are still one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses in older adults and the primary reason antibiotics are prescribed in long term care facilities. However, more and more UTI treatments are failing through the development of MDROs ( Multidrug Resistant Organisms). This impacts patients in that doctors can no longer assume that the first or second rounds of antibiotics will adequately treat the most common infections or prevent their reoccurrence. Furthermore, this highlights the need for advanced diagnostics in order to rapidly and accurately identify afected pathogens and determine any applicable antibiotic resistance.

Clinical Advantages

  • Detects Polymicrobial Infections at Once
  • Provides an Accurate Diagnosis within 24 hours
  • Unaffected by Concurrent Antibiotic Use
  • Decreases Additional Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing
  • Lowers Healthcare Costs
  • Identifies Antibiotic Resistance
  • Improves Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Reduction Unnecessary Drug Exposure and Adverse Events
  • Decrease Patient Risks
  • Eliminates Subjectivity and Improves Clinical Confidence
  • Improves Patient Satisfaction

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Bacteria

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Proteus sp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

Fungi

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Carbapenemase Class A
  • Carbapenemase Class B
  • Carbapenemase Class D
  • Extended Spectrum beta Lactamase
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance

Symptoms Suggesting Need
for UTI Testing:

  • Strong and/or frequent urge to urinate
  • Cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
  • Pain/burning while urinating
  • Recurrent UTI history

Molecular Gastro (GI)

Gastroenteritis Pathogens Remain Unidentified With Conventional Treatments

In recent years, gastrointestinal-related deaths have more than doubled. The cause for this sudden increase is tied to MDROs, such as Clostridium diffcile, which is notoriously diffcult to treat and easy to spread. In acute GI diseases, rapid diagnostics are critical to prevent the spread of disease and to relieve patient symptoms. Conventional techniques are often labor intensive and lack the suitable sensitivity needed for effective results, which leads to prolonged symptoms, repeated and subsequent testing, and even poor clinical outcomes. Many traditional GI pathogen tests also require strict collection techniques and variable transport media to preserve the specimen and minimize bacterial overgrowth. In order to provide patients with the highest level of care, Millenia Advanced Scientific offers an accurate, rapid diagnostic solution so that providers can treat patients more effciently.

Technology

Real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a valuable molecular technique performed in a high complexity laboratory which accurately analyzes the genetic material of pathogens. As a modern molecular biology lab, Millenia Advanced Scientific utilizes PCR to identify and quantify bacteria and viruses as well as determine antibiotic resistance. PCR is 3-5X more sensitive than conventional culture techniques and allows Millenia Advanced Scientific to report results for both pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance within 8 hours of the specimen’s arrival to the lab.

Clinical Advantages

  • Detects Polymicrobial Infections at Once
  • Provides an Accurate Diagnosis within 24 hours
  • Unaffected by Concurrent Antibiotic Use
  • Decreases Additional Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing
  • Lowers Healthcare Costs
  • Identifies Antibiotic Resistance
  • Improves Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Reduction Unnecessary Drug Exposure and Adverse Events
  • Decrease Patient Risks
  • Eliminates Subjectivity and Improves Clinica Confidence
  • Improves Patient Satisfaction

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Bacteria

  • Campylobacter jejuni, coli, upsaliensis
  • Clostridium diffcile (toxin A/B)
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Shiga-like-toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
  • Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus, cholerae)
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Viruses

  • Adenovirus F40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V)

Parasites

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

Symptoms Suggesting GPP Testing:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Bloody or unusually watery diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia/indigestion
  • Loss of appetite

Nail Fungal (PCR)

Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology Improves Nail Fungal Infection Healing

Nail fungal infection can cause pain, dysfunction, and disfigurement and may produce serious physical and occupational limitations. A fast and effcient diagnosis allows attending specialists to begin treatment, stopping any progression and avoiding possibility of future complications. Traditional culture methods lack the same sensitivity and accuracy of PCR testing—Millenia Advanced Scientific’ PCR test can detect polymicrobial infections at once. This higher degree of sensitivity is critical for physicians and patients, as a more accurate diagnosis leads to decreased time to healing.

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Bacteria

  • Bacteriodes fragilis, vulgatus
  • Enterobacter aerogenes, cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis, faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum, necrophorum
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae, oxytoca
  • Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, asaccharolyticus, magnus, prevotii
    Prevotella bivia, loescheii
  • Proteus mirabilis, vulgaris
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus (coagulase negative: epidermidis, haemolyticus, lugdunensis, saprophyticus
  • Staphylococcal enterotoxins A &B
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B strep)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A strep)
  • Vibrio cholerae, parahaemolyticus, vulnificus
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Fungi

  • Aspergillus flavus, fumigatus, niger, terreus
  • Blastomyces dermatitidis
  • Candida albicans, glabrata, parapsilosis, tropicalis
  • Cladosporium herbarum
  • Curvularia lunata
  • Epidermophyton floccosum
  • Fusarium oxysporum, solani
  • Malassezia furfur, restricta, sympodialis, globosa
  • Microsporum audouinii, canis, gypseum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes/interdigitale, rubrum, soudanense, terrestre, tonsurans, verrucosum, violaceum
  • Trichosporon mucoides, asahii

Symptoms Suggesting Need for Nail Testing:

  • Abnormal appearance of the actual nail
  • Problems standing, walking, and exercising
  • Paresthesia, pain, discomfort, and dexterity loss
  • Onychomycosis

Women’s Health

Raise Your Level Of Care

Millenia Advanced Scientific strives to improve women’s health by offering comprehensive and accurate solutions. Using PCR technology, providers are able to rapidly and precisely identify both normal flora and harmful pathogens in as few as 8 hours from the specimen’s arrival to the lab—up to one week faster than traditional culture or antibody-based methods. The need for rapid STI testing is critical, as rates for these infections have continued to rise. In fact, over the past four years, syphilis cases have nearly doubled, gonorrhea cases have increased by 67%, and chlamydia rates remained at record highs. Additionally, due to such high presence of these pathogens, health officials are beginning to see cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and chlamydia and syphilis may also develop resistant genes. Outside of infections, Millenia Advanced Scientific includes cervical cytology in its women’s health panel in order to provide a complete level of care to patients.

Millenia Advanced Scientific uses PCR technology because it can distinguish pathogens causing similar symptoms and it is capable of identifying bacteria in patients taking antibiotics. We use liquid-based Pap testing as it is more sensitive and results are less often deemed “unsatisfactory for interpretation,” resulting in decreased need for recollection.

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Pap Testing:

  • Pap, liquid-based

Bacteria

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Ureaplasma spp.
  • Mycoplasma genitalium, hominis, penetrans
  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Megasphaera Type-1
  • Megasphaera Type-2
  • Lactobacillus species
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • BVAB2
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Mobiluncus species
  • Group B Strep

Viruses

  • HPV Plus
  • Herpes simplex 1
  • Herpes simplex 2
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Varicella Zoster

Protozoa and Fungi

  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Candida Genus and C. albicans w/reflex to C. glabrata, C. tropicalis,
    C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, and C. dubliniensis