Updated: May 21, 2020
Total Care & Total Men’s Primary Care is proud to offer two of the best COVID-19 antibody tests available.
Our Phase I antibody test is made by Wondfo, one of the largest and most credible suppliers of point-of-care diagnostic testing in the world. Its results were independently tested by a team of more than 50 scientists which concluded it was one of the most accurate among the tests studied. A complete analysis can be found here. The Phase I Wondfo test is available to anyone not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at all 26 Total Care and Total Men’s Primary Care locations in the greater Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.
We are also offering the Cellex COVID-19 antibody test on a limited basis at select Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth locations. The Cellex test is one of just a few antibody tests granted Emergency Use Authorization for by the US Food and Drug Administration. However, due to the very limited supply of the Cellex tests currently available outside of New York, we are currently only able to offer this test as Phase II follow-up for those who test positive for antibodies on our Phase I test. We are working hard to expand availability of the Cellex test and hope to be able to do so soon.
Results of both tests are known in approximately 15 minutes, with patients having the option of waiting on-site or receiving a phone call to learn his or her results. At this time, most major insurance plans are covering the cost for testing, with many plans even waiving co-pays to encourage such testing. To take such a test, please make an appointment by clicking here.
We also have a corporate program, offering on-site antibody testing to employees. Employers can reach out to us to learn more by emailing at email@example.com
What are the most common symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Most cases in adults include mild symptoms, similar to those of the flu. These cases can be safely managed from home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 is fever (a temperature over 100.4F or 38.0C), followed by cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be accompanied by body aches, fatigue, nausea and congestion.
- At least 80% of cases are mild and similar to the flu. Children seem to have even milder symptoms and tolerate the illness better than adults.
How is COVID-19 spread?
- COVID-19 is spread like other common viruses which cause a cold or the flu. This is typically via small droplets that are spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
- Being within close proximity to an infected person for a prolonged period of time (usually within 6 feet for 10 minutes) can put you at a higher risk of infection.
- Virus particles can also settle on surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, and drinking glasses, or be transmitted through contact via shaking hands or kissing.
How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Simple measures such as routine hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds or use of a 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer), avoiding touching your face and covering your cough or sneeze are helpful at reducing transmission. Due to limited supply, only persons with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should wear masks to help cover coughs and sneezes.
Do I have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, chances are that you have a common cold or flu, but it is possible you have COVID-19. Your chances of having COVID-19 would increase significantly if you’ve been in close contact (spending at least 10 minutes together within 6 feet) with a person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19.
Can Total Men’s Primary Care test for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Total Men’s Primary Care is not able to test for COVID-19 at this time. Testing is currently a highly limited resource, reserved for healthcare workers, first responders, and those hospitalized with severe illness.
- As testing capacity expands, we will work to provide access to tests in a safe, on-demand, high quality manner consistent with the rest of our services.
- If you may be at risk, chat with our providers and we can help connect you with the best locally available testing facility.
Can Total Men’s Primary Care treat me for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- There are no treatments for COVID-19 at this time. Most symptoms involve a moderate flu-like illness that resolves within 7 days. Treatment is similar to over-the-counter remedies for the common cold, including ibuprofen or Tylenol, cough suppressants, hydration, and rest.
- If you are not having severe symptoms, it is recommended to stay at home to avoid exposing others as most people recover without the need for medical care.
- If you develop more severe symptoms, such as significant shortness of breath, wheezing, or light-headedness, it is recommended that you seek local emergency care. If possible, call your local ER to inform them of your arrival before you arrive.