COVID-19 Testing Solutions
To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus Progressive Diagnostics is offering COVID-19 virus/PCR testing and COVID-19 antibody testing.
Virus/PCR (saliva) tests are recommended if you believe that you might have been recently exposed to COVID-19 and/or have been required to take a COVID-19 test for reasons based on travel regulations and requirements for various medical procedures etc.
Antibody (blood) tests are recommended for individuals who believe that they may have been previously infected with the COVID-19 virus and want to assess their body’s natural immune response to the virus.
Where to Test
The Progressive Patient Service Center (Shelton) is offering COVID-19 Testing.
As always, our primary concern is the Safety and Health of our patients, our employees and our community. Accordingly, we have implemented policies and procedures intended to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- Protective face masks are required in our facility when a 6 feet distance is not possible (we can provide a mask if needed).
- Social distancing markers are available throughout the facility to help ensure a safe environment.
- All treatment rooms are cleaned between appointments and the facility is professionally cleaned nightly.
- All employees have been voluntarily tested for COVID-19 Virus and COVID-19 Antibodies.
Progressive Virus/PCR (Saliva) Testing
We are offering FDA EUA authorized COVID-19 virus/PCR testing through saliva which is the most recent form of accurate virus testing and the most comfortable test for patients. Individuals simply need to deposit their saliva in a tube and an approved CLIA laboratory tests the sample.
Virus/PCR testing may be right for you if you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or believe that you might have been recently exposed to the virus. Common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and many flu-like symptoms. People infected with the COVID-19 virus can have a range of mild symptoms to severe illness and the symptoms can appear two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Children have similar symptoms to adults but generally have a mild illness. Results from this type of test will help to diagnose whether you have an active COVID-19 infection.
Even if you do not have any symptoms it is recommended that you get tested in certain situations, for example: if you are a health care worker; first responder; congregate care facility resident or staff (includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, managed residential communities, correctional institutions); or living in communities at high risk. You should also be tested, even if you are asymptomatic, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 virus without having adequate protection. In addition, virus/PCR testing is also mandatory per certain travel regulations and for various medical procedures.
- A positive diagnosis can help guide you and your provider make an informed decision about self-isolating to protect your family, friends and coworkers.
Progressive COVID-19 Antibody (Blood) Testing
We are offering an FDA EUA-authorized antibody test with a simple blood test designed to detect the body’s natural immune response to the COVID-19 virus infection. Antibody tests may be helpful to individuals who do not currently have symptoms but believe that they may have been previously infected with the COVID-19 virus.
- A positive result can help you and your healthcare provider determine when to return to work and/or reconnect with friends and family.
- A negative result indicates that you have not been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Your healthcare provider can help you determine how best to remain vigilant about your exposure to the virus.
Back to Work Services Program with Progressive Mobile
Progressive Diagnostics can partner with any employer, not-for-profit organization, law enforcement department, municipality, school system, religious organization, elderly care or correctional facility to help develop and implement a compliant testing program designed to meet their unique needs with the same compassionate, safe and quality care of our patient service centers.
For Healthcare Providers
Progressive Diagnostics can provide COVID-19 virus or antibody testing to providers in the convenience of their office or at our patient service centers with the same speed, accuracy and informatics that providers have become accustom to expect of Progressive Diagnostics.
Schedule Your Test
Please use the calendar below to book an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get tested for the COVID-19 Virus?
This test is for those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 including the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, or are believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Testing may also be required prior to various medical procedures or travel restrictions.
When should you get tested for the COVID-19 Virus?
You should test for the COVID-19 virus when you have symptoms or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
What is a COVID-19 Virus (saliva) Test and how is it collected?
This COVID-19 saliva test is the most recent form of accurate COVID-19 virus testing, and the most comfortable test for patients. Individuals simply need to deposit their saliva in a tube and an approved CLIA laboratory will test the sample.
What do my COVID-19 Virus test results mean?
A positive result means you have an active COVID-19 viral infection and should immediately call your health care provider to share your results. Self-quarantine will help prevent the spread of the virus and protect those around you. If the results are negative, you do not currently have an active viral infection. It is however possible to have a very low level of the virus in the body with even with a negative test result.
How fast will I get my COVID-19 Virus test results?
The COVID-19 virus test results are reported within 72 hours through a HIPAA compliant online portal.
Who should get tested for COVID-19 Antibodies?
This test is for those who are asymptomatic and who think they may have had the COVID-19 virus, or exposure to it, but have not experienced symptoms in at least 10 days.
How is the COVID-19 Antibody test sample collected?
The COVID-19 antibody test sample is collected through a simple painless blood draw.
Does a positive Antibody result mean that I am positive for the COVID-19 virus?
No, a positive result (“Detected”) means that your immune system has developed antibodies to combat the COVID-19 virus. It also means that you have been previously infected by the COVID-19 virus and that you may have some level of immunity to the COVID-19 virus.
My doctor said that most antibody tests are not accurate. How accurate is this antibody test?
Progressive Diagnostics offers a test with accuracy that is among the highest reported values of all FDA EUA authorized tests. It has a sensitivity (true positive rate) of 100% and a specificity (true negative rate) of 97.4%.
How fast will I get my COVID-19 antibody test results?
The COVID-19 antibody test results are reported within 24 hours through a HIPAA compliant online portal.
How much does each COVID-19 test cost?
The CARES Act ensures that testing is free (no copays, no patient balance). Progressive Diagnostics will bill all commercial insurance and government plans $120 per antibody test and $150 per virus test. Patients may see this charge on an Explanation of Benefits, but they will not receive an invoice from Progressive Diagnostics while the tests are covered by the CARES Act.
The cash pay price for an antibody test is $120 and for a virus test it is $150 per test.