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COVID-19 Risk Management Services by Discovery Health MD

Our Testing & Risk Reduction COVID-19 Services help protect from the impacts of Coronavirus. Explore our Test to Fly and Test to Work solutions.

If you’re booking as an individual or for a company with an active account please use the link below to head straight to our easy-to-use test scheduling tool.

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Discovery Health MD Leads COVID-19 Assessments and Procedures.

Since the beginning of the pandemic our team has played a key role in protecting our critical infrastructure workers from SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19. We worked with federal, state, and local officials to help build a return-to-work roadmap for industries most impacted by the virus.

Discovery Health MD is now offering industry leading front-line testing and risk reduction strategies for companies and individuals.

We look forward to working with you. 

Our COVID-19 Testing Services

You schedule the Testing

Appointments are scheduled to your preferred dates, location, or number of employees.

Identify Positive Cases

We identify positive COVID-19 cases (as well as asymptomatic) and assist in isolation procedures.

Bring your Workforce in Safely

Help prevent introduction of disease into a workforce and transmission to other employees.

Find Peace of Mind

Whether for you, your family, or your organization we’re happy to provide a solution catered to you.

Tell us a little bit about your testing needs so we can help you get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Discovery Health MD?

Our expertise in remote worksite medical care, has uniquely prepared us to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve led the charge in research and response guidelines for the Maritime industry, particularly in the states of Washington and Alaska.

Our solutions, designed first for fishing, oil, and other remote/maritime worksites, are available now to companies across many industries.

We are now expanding our testing to help travelers comply with state and country mandates for COVID-19 testing prior to travel. We utilize gold-standard PCR testing solutions with same and next-day turn-around-times.

How long does it take to get results?

We can provide same day and next day results from our two high throughput partner laboratories.

Same day results can be processed for an added fee if collected prior to 3:30pm. Next day results can be processed at our normal rate anytime during testing hours.

There are no guarantees or refunds for turnaround times due to processing lab delays.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE OF HAWAI’I APPROVAL OF RESULT FORMATS

Please note that Discovery Health MD has been approved as a trusted testing partner for Hawai’i. Our partner labs have not directly received approval, but if you test through us, those lab results have been approved by the State of Hawai’i.

Your lab results may have only the name of the laboratory where the specimen was processed. Even though the results may not explicitly name Discovery Health MD, these result formats have been approved by and are being accepted by the State of Hawai’i.

Our partner labs results portal may state that they are not an approved partner. If you have tested through Discovery Health MD, your test results have been approved by the State of Hawai’i.

The State of Hawai’i has stated that they will contact us if there are questions or concerns about the results tested through Discovery Health MD and have our direct contact information available. Upon your arrival to Hawai’i, an airport representative will be able to manually verify that your result is from us, and that we are in fact on the list of Trusted Testing Partners.

How do I get my results?

Test-To-Fly:

After your sample is collected, you will receive a card with a QR code during your appointment that will direct you to our partner lab results portal.

Results are generally available within 12 to 24 hours and you can check anytime.

Commercial Clients:

Test results will be sent to employers and Discovery Health MD. Employees should contact their employer to get a copy of their results.

Are there false positives?

The RT-PCR test is highly specific, which means false positives are unlikely. The Abbott ARCHITECT IgG immunoassay is reported to be 99.6% specific with a detection of 1 false positive in 1020 specimens in UW internal testing. A false positive serology in unlikely, but not impossible.

What kind of tests do you offer?

We utilized an observed, self-administered anterior nasal swab as our primary method of specimen collection.

Our partner labs are all CLIA certified and have Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA.

Your test will be performed using one of the following platforms: Hologic Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay, Roche cobas SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay, Thermofisher TaqPath SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay, UW SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay

Can just anyone get tested?

Test-to-Fly:

No, our Test-to-Fly program is only available to individuals traveling through airports in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Please contact us using the form above to learn more.

Test-to-Work:

We have a robust protocol and risk management program, designed specifically for your organization’s needs. Please follow this link to learn more: Test-to-Work

What’s the testing process?

Test-to-Fly:

First you will need to visit our bookings page, which can be found here: Test-to-Fly Appointments

Once the testing appointments are scheduled, you will receive an email with a link to fill out the online consent and questionnaire. You will be asked if you have any current symptoms or recent exposure to someone with possible COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should not test and should seek medical care. You will be asked to provide demographic information and answer some questions including your travel history in the past 60 days. This information will help with contact tracing efforts  if you or your party have a positive result.

It is very important your name matches your identification exactly.

On the testing day, your ID will be verified and our medical staff will assist you with obtaining the nasal swab specimen. These will be sent to one of our partner laboratories for processing.

Test-to-Work:

Our testing process is highly adaptable to the needs of our commercial and remote clients. Please visit our Test-to-work page to learn more about how we can best serve your organization.

What do the results mean?

A positive RT-PCR nasal swab means the virus was detected. It does not tell us if you are infectious or not. A negative test means the virus was not detected on the nasal sample. You could still be infectious with a negative result.

A positive IgG serology (antibody) test means an antibody was detected. Antibodies may appear days to weeks after an infection, but may not appear for 3 weeks or may never appear. A positive antibody test is difficult to interpret with our current understanding of the disease. It may represent recent infection, remote infection, or possibly a false positive. We cannot say anything about immunity at this time. A positive IgG does not mean you are immune. Antibody tests should not be used as the sole test to determine if someone has the disease.

Should I travel if I have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms?

The CDC recommends that individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days.We recommend a PCR test at the end of that 14 day period to evaluate for an asymptomatic infection.

No test can replace a 14-day quarantine to rule out infection. 

If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not travel.

What is the youngest age you will test?

We have no age minimum for testing. All our assays are acceptable to test with any age group. However, be aware that travel restrictions may dictate the age limit allowed for result acceptance. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the requirements of your destination.

Our COVID-19 Testing Services

YOU SCHEDULE THE TESTING

Appointments are scheduled to your preferred dates, location, or number of employees.

IDENTIFY POSITIVE CASES

We identify positive COVID-19 cases (as well as asymptomatic) and assist in isolation procedures.

BRING YOUR WORKFORCE IN SAFELY

Help prevent introduction of disease into a workforce and transmission to other employees.