Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Omaha
TotalWellness, a national wellness company, is offering COVID-19 testing for the Omaha community. Appointments are available Monday – Friday. Testing will be held at 9324 H Court, Omaha, NE 68127 in the outside parking lot. We are accepting patients five years and older. We can test children younger than five if they are comfortable with nose swab.
TotalWellness offers two options for rapid COVID-19 testing:
PCR – Learn more and make an appointment
Antigen – Learn more and make an appointment
Insurance billing is available, click here to submit insurance information. Testing is free if you have insurance.
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 email@example.com with details about your event.
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. Click here to learn more and make appointment.
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, click here.
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. If you have antibodies to SAR-CoV-2, does that mean you have immunity against future COVID infections? Researchers still don’t know for sure.