COVID-19 Testing in Omaha
TotalWellness, a national wellness company, is offering COVID-19 testing for the Omaha community. Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are closed from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for a lunch break. We occasionally offer weekend appointments, so be sure to check our scheduling tool for current schedule. TotalWellness COVID-19 testing will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 to allow our employees to celebrate Thanksgiving. Testing will be held at 9324 H Court, Omaha, NE 68127 in the outside parking lot. We are accepting patients nine years and older.
TotalWellness is utilizing the Sofia 2 for our COVID-19 testing service. Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA is a rapid point-of-care test for the detection of COVID-19. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. The same approach is used in rapid tests for flu, strep throat and other infections that are run at the doctor’s office. It has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the COVID-19 diagnosis. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as molecular PCR tests. This test has 96.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity.
Each test takes approximately five minutes. The sample is collected with a nasal swab, which is inserted one inch into the nose. Results are sent via text and email within 30-60 minutes. We use the contact info you provide on consent form to send results, so please make sure you double-check your email, phone number, zip code and date of birth is correct on consent form.
When you arrive, please look for the green signs and park in one of our designated COVID-19 Testing parking spots, which are numbered 1-15. Please wear a mask while waiting for appointment. We ask all patients complete the consent form online, print and bring paper with you to appointment. If you don’t have access to printer, we will have copies of the consent form available at time of appointment. Patients will remain in vehicle for test.
If you are a local business that’s interested in purchasing tests for your employees, we have a voucher program that is available. Contact our sales team for more information. If you are hosting a large event, like a wedding, group pricing is also available. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your event.
Out of pocket cost: $100
We will take cash payment at the time of appointment or you can pay online via credit card. We also accept insurance, but you need to submit information online before arriving for your appointment.
Appointment is required. To make an appointment, select one of these options below based on how you will be paying for test:
COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Difference
There are three types of tests available for COVID-19 currently: polymerase chain reaction (PCR), antigen, and antibody (serology) testing. PCR and antigen tests detect whether a person is currently infected, and serology detects whether a person had an infection in the past.
Antigen tests look for pieces of proteins that make up the SARS-CoV-2 virus to determine if the person has an active infection. The tests are most effective in people who are either symptomatic or near the peak of their infection — meaning their best use is to stop people who are most likely to spread the virus. They are not as sensitive as PCR tests but are faster than PCR tests.
PCR tests look for pieces of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nose, throat, or other areas in the respiratory tract to determine if the person has an active infection. For those looking for a PCR test, we do NOT offer at our Omaha location. We do have a saliva-based COVID-19 RT-PCR test that can be self-collected at home. Click here for more information.
Serology looks for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood to determine if there was a past infection. Typically done through a blood test. TotalWellness does not offer antibody testing.