TotalWellness, a national wellness company, is now offering COVID-19 testing for the Omaha community. Appointments are limited and testing will be held at 9304 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 available in 20 minutes. For those patients with negative results, you will receive a text message with results. Positive results will receive a phone call from TotalWellness.
We ask all patients to bring their signed consent form, wear a mask and practice social distancing while waiting for their appointment.
If you are a business that is interested in purchasing tests for employees, we have a voucher program that is available. Contact our sales team for more information.
We will take cash payment onsite or you can pay online via credit card. We cannot bill insurance. Appointment is required.
COVID-19 Tests Explained
There are three types of tests available for COVID-19: 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. At this time, TotalWellness only offers antigen testing.
Antigen tests look for pieces of proteins that make up the SARS-CoV-2 virus to determine if the person has an active infection.
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.
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.
Usual and customary fee is $160 for COVID-19 Antigen Testing.