Frequently Asked Questions
How does the process work?
1. Purchase the number of kits you want.
2. Call us at 925-280-4442 -or- book your phlebotomy appointment by calling 925-280-4442.
3. Have each person who is doing a test fill out this form at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/wellnesstesting Please use legal names.
4. Come at your appointment time. You will get the blood drawn while in your car and following social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
5. Results will be delivered in 4-6 business days. Please note that this assumes that the lab is on time.
How Accurate is the Test?
The overall sensitivity of the blood draw test is 97.14%. That means that is can accurately pinpoint someone who is positive with a 97.14% certainty. The overall specificity is 98.36% which means ability of the test to identify people without the disease is 98.36%.
The reason that this test is so much more accurate than other tests is that it uses IgA, IgM, and IgG. Most antibody tests only use IgM and IgG which leaves more room for error.
They are still gathering additional data to determine the accuracy of the at-home kits.
How Does This Test Compare To Other Antibody Tests?
Most other antibody tests only test 1 protein and 1 antibody. This is insufficient to get accurate results. That is why they can only get to about 60% accuracy rates.
This test will be able to use IGG, IGA, IGM antibody tests to analyze 4 different proteins and 3 different antibodies that are part of the virus.
This also means that if you have recovered from the coronavirus, it will be able to detect that in the IGG results. Based on previous experience with SARS-CoV the antibodies were present 180-240 days later. We do not have enough data to know how far back COVID-19 can be detected.
How much is this test compared to getting it elsewhere?
In our research this test will be much less than the one at the hospital typically is because a health care practitioner is not required. NOTE: If you are having symptoms you need to seek medical advice immediately whether or not you have this test kit. This kit is in no way a substitute for medical care.
Is This Test Kit Authentic?
Yes, we have an account with multiple private labs to do medical nutrition tests. The CDC and Mayo Clinic approached two of these labs because of their unique skill set with medical testing. They have worked directly with the FDA to do testing that was validated by using the finger prick test in conjunction with a traditional blood draw. We stand behind these tests and would never put our clients’ lives at risk if we didn’t think that this was a high-quality test. At this point the accuracy levels are 97% for the blood draw. They are still gathering additional data to determine the accuracy of the at-home kits.
This is from a private lab that is CLIA and CAP-certified. The laboratory testing is performed in California.
We are a small female-owned business that would never put our client’s health at risk. We have worked with this vendor to provide medical nutrition testing for us and we trust them to provide accurate test kits to you and your loved ones.
How Do I order?
Fill out this form. Please note you have to fill out a form for EVERY KIT that you order and the kit must be registered to a specific person. That means that if you have a test kit it cannot be transferred without contacting us first. We may or may not be able to complete a transfer. We will do our best to get the company to do so.
Is This an Antibody Test?
Yes, this is an antibody test. Specifically it is testing four proteins and three antibodies making it highly accurate. Most antibody tests only use IgM and IgG which leaves more room for error. The reason that this test is so much more accurate than other tests is that it uses IgA, IgM, and IgG.
How Fast Will I Get My Results?
It takes a day 4-6 business days to get results.
We will call you when we have your results.
How Will My Results Be Delivered?
Cambiati Wellness will call you to go over the results.
Can I Bill My Insurance for This Test?
Yes, most insurance companies will cover the cost of this test. Not all companies will cover the cost of the test so we recommend using and HSA or an FSA card if you have one. You can also call your insurance company with these CPT codes to see if they will cover it: CPT: 86769 + Venous Procedure – CPT: 36415
What Do I do If I Test Positive?
Contact a health care provider immediately. They will be able to provide the best course of action. Also contact us because we do have products that help outcomes without causing a cytokine storm. We have been extensively researching what helps and who it is helpful for, but you need to also contact a medical practitioner.
Keep in mind that there can be long-lasting effects (by long-lasting we mean years after) of having coronavirus. You need to develop a plan to support the body in the long term. Ask us about our coronavirus ongoing support programs.
If I Had Coronavirus but don't Anymore Can This Test Detect It?
If you have recovered from the test it will be able to detect that in the IGG results. Based on previous experience with SARS-CoV the antibodies were present 180-240 days later. We do not have enough data to know how far back COVID-19 can be detected.
Can I ship to a PO Box?
We cannot ship test kits to a PO Box. Sorry, it’s not our policy, it’s a regulatory issue.
Is This Test a PCR Test ?
No, this test leverages our private lab’s existing competency with blood testing. This will be a finger prick test that you can do yourself at home. Right now we are doing blood draws with a mobile phlebotomist.
Each person will remain in his or her car, and the mobile phlebotomist will come to your car to take the test. She will be using an N95 mask to protect you and her. she will follow strict disinfecting guidelines.
What If I Am Taking an Immunosuppressant Drug?
In the event that you are on immunosuppressive drugs please let us know because that can impact the results. You may want to do a total IgG antibody test to determine if you antibodies are at a level high enough to be detected for the greatest accuracy.
What Certifications Does the Processing Lab Hold?
All of our laboratory testings is done in a CLIA- and CAP-certified laboratory in California.
Where Is the Data Is Reported?
The data will be submitted to the CDC once they determine what data the CDC would like. To date the CDC has not responded with that information.
Cambiati Wellness will also be using aggregate data for its own study.
Can I Get a Diagnosis with This Test?
A single serology test is typically not used for a COVID-19 diagnosis. A best practice is to get the results and depending on where the infection stage is either take another test or do a PCR swab. A doctor may decide to make a different determination with just these results but that is up to your primary care physician. For most people they want the peace of mind rather than a diagnosis.