Starting July 26, Phamatech Laboratory and Diagnostics, Inc. (Phamatech), is offering its COVID-19 testing services to the general public in San Diego. The company launched mobile testing for local businesses last week and has received an overwhelmingly positive response leading to requests to make the tests available to the public as well.
Weekend testing services are available to the public by appointment from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. to those who register online at Phamatech’s global headquarters located at 15175 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Enrollees are required to fill in an online registration form and pay-in-advance when scheduling. Medicare and Medicaid insurance holders may also qualify for free testing.
“The response from business leaders and their employees has been overwhelmingly positive since the launch of our mobile testing program for businesses last week, leading many to ask us to expand our testing to allow their families and the public to get tested through Phamatech,” said Dr. Thomas Aucoin, Vice President at Phamatech. “There remains a huge shortage of testing locations leading to long queues. By offering our testing services to the business communities and the public, we hope to support the need for increased local testing as demand continues to grow.”
Phamatech is offering two types of tests. Nucleic acid test (by high-throughput PCR), priced at $120, is a molecular test that determines if someone is currently infected with the coronavirus. The test will be performed by a Phamatech laboratory technician using the FDA EUA authorized Thermofisher PCR method using a nasal swab sample. The antibody tests, priced at $95, will determine if someone has previously had the coronavirus, and will be performed using the FDA EUA authorized Roche Analyzer using a blood draw taken by Phamatech’s certified phlebotomists.
Individuals can choose to take both the tests as a package for $195, which can provide the most comprehensive picture of past and current exposure to the virus. Sample collection procedures take about 5 – 10 minutes and test results will be shared via email within 24 to 48 hours.
To meet the increased demand for PCR and antibody testing, Phamatech expanded its laboratory capabilities to analyze test results at its state-of-the-art laboratory in San Diego. Phamatech uses the Luminex and Thermo Fisher QuantStudio platform systems for PCR—based molecular testing.
For more information about the COVID-19 testing services and online appointments, visit our COVID-19 details and appointment page.
Phamatech has been operating a high complexity CLIA laboratory since 2008 and has been manufacturing diagnostic products for over 25 years and has over 100 FDA approved tests.
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