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Healthy Cells Wellness is your trusted resource and coordinator of COVID-19 testing.

 

Our team of clinicians, pharmacists and consultants afford employers peace of mind with expertise in vetting and contracting only with labs that have been issued FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for COVID-19 tests.

Healthy Cells Wellness will help you select the right testing protocol, provide efficient testing and will coordinate scheduling to meet the needs of you & your employees.

Saliva Test

Primary Difference

This is an easy -to-use collection kit and is administered without direct physical engagement of a medical professional.

How does it work?

The test utilizes a swab that is rubbed over all the surfaces in the oral cavity until it is sufficiently saturated with oral fluid.

Sample needed

The saliva-based nature of the test allows the specimen to be collected with little patient discomfort.  The collection kit comes with an indicator that allows the donor to know when the swab has sufficient fluid.  The swab is deposited in a glass vial, sealed and sent to the laboratory for testing.

When should I get it?

You can take this test whether you have symptoms or not.

 

Swab Test

Primary Difference

This test can detect early and onset infection with the most accuracy.

How does it work?

This test uses a technology called PCR (polyamerase chain reaction), which greatly amplifies the viral genetic material if it is present. That material is detectable when a person is actively infected.

Sample needed

This is a nasopharyngeal (nose/throat) test which takes only seconds and may be mildly uncomfortable.

When should I get it?

You can take this test whether you have symptoms or not.

 

Blood Test

Primary Difference

It does not show whether a person is currently infected. Antibodies can be found in the blood of people and can indicate if a person has had an immune response to the infection.

How does it work?

An antibody test is a blood test that looks for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections.

Sample needed

This test requires a small blood sample.

When should I get it?

You can take this test if you currently do not have symptoms and/or have recovered from COVID or if you would like to know if your body has antibodies to the virus.

 

Employer Onsite SARS-Cov2 and Antibody Testing

As US based employers eagerly look towards reopening, HCW is prepared and has assembled effective testing solutions for a safe and secure reopening.

What Will It Take to Reopen Offices Safely? By Debbie Koenig

June 1, 2020 — More than half of American workers have office jobs. If you’re among them, during quarantine you probably miss the camaraderie — grabbing a cup of coffee in the break room, catching up in the elevator. But thanks to coronavirus safety precautions, when you finally go back to your office, you may not recognize the place.

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

The coronavirus spreading across the globe might never be eliminated, a leading World Health Organization official has said.

Newsletter: Antibody tests from almost anybody?

Are you curious about whether you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus in the past? More and more people are turning to antibody tests looking for a sense of certainty. But experts, who say the tests play an important role for scientists trying to understand the spread of the disease, are urging caution about the false sense of security they may provide for individuals.

AdventHealth terminates contract with lab after unreliable testing

AdventHealth, who relies on third-party labs to provide test results, has terminated a contract with one lab after unacceptable delays.

“Unfortunately, one of these labs processing a significant number of our public tests has been unable to fulfill its obligation,” officials said.

Ala. students receive breakfast, lunch via mail

An Alabama school district is using a Texas-based program to deliver meals to students through the mail.

NVLD prevalence among US youths examined

A study in JAMA Network Open found that 2.2 million to 2.9 million youths in the US may have nonverbal learning disability, suggesting an estimated population prevalence range of 3% to 4%.

Study: Parents may transmit suppressed stress to children

Researchers analyzed 107 parent-child dyads and found that dyads in which parents suppressed feelings of stress had less engagement and less warmth during an interaction with their children, compared with controls who did not suppress their emotions.

Effectiveness of MMR vaccines in children examined

A study in the Cochrane Review found that the rate of mumps cases in children with two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccine would be 1%, compared with 7.4% in those who were unvaccinated, while the rate of measles cases in children with one dose of the vaccine would be 0.5%, compared with 7% in those who were unvaccinated.