Metroplex Medical Centres COVID-19 Pandemic Information
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COVID-19 Important Information



Telemedicine via WebEx

In response to COVID-19, all our offices we will continue to remain open and follow our normal hours of operation for as long as it is safely feasible. Changes to our regular hours will be reflected on this page.

For the convenience and safety of our patients, we are implementing Telemedicine using WebEx. If you are unable to visit, or are uncomfortable visiting in person, please call any of our offices to schedule a Telemedicine session with one of our providers.

The health and safety of both our patients and team members is paramount during these challenging times and we will continue to closely monitor national guidelines from organizations such as the CDC and WHO.

We have also increased the frequency of our common area sanitizing and cleaning procedures to hourly (e.g. counter tops, door handles, lights switches, computer equipment, phones etc.)




In-Office Antibody testing


Metroplex Medical Centres is offering in-office Covid-19 Antibody testing beginning April 27th at all of our locations.
To be tested, you must be registered as a patient (we are accepting new patients).

Insurance Information:

  • Your insurance can be used for the LabCorp antibody test


LabCorp Test:

This antibody test is a little different than the rapid antibody finger prick testing that was used during our Drive-Thru campaign.

Both tests give you the same information however, this antibody test is done through LabCorp. For this test, blood is drawn from the vein in your arm like a normal blood draw and is sent to the lab for processing. You normally receive the results within 2-3 days.


Rapid Antibody Test Information:

The rapid antibody test is just a finger prick and results are typically available within 15 minutes.

NOTE: The test has not been reviewed by the FDA, but is currently being offered under the FDA's Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease – 2019, Section IV.D

The manufacturer and lab offering this test have applied for an EUA with the FDA


Scheduling:

Please call any of our offices during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.
New patients will be required to register and fill out our new patient paperwork.


Costs:

  • Cost of Rapid Test for general public with no insurance is $40
  • Cost of Rapid Test for First Responders or health care providers with no insurance is $35
  • Cost of LabCorp Antibody Test for those without insurance is $150
  • Cost of LabCorp Antibody Test for those with Medicare will be covered 100%
  • Cost of LabCorp Antibody Test for those with insurance will be billed to insurance by the lab




Drive-thru Antibody testing


NOTE: The test has not been reviewed by the FDA, but is currently being offered under the FDA's Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease – 2019, Section IV.D

The manufacturer and lab offering this test have applied for an EUA with the FDA

Metroplex Medical Centres will be facilitating additional drive-thru testing as more testing kits become available. We will again be testing all patients over the age of 18 (with and without symptoms):

Test Information:

  • Patients with no symptoms, can get a finger prick Covid-19 IgG and IgM antibody test, with results in 15 minutes
  • Patients who test positive or have symptoms may also receive a PCR test

Locations and Times: (Pre-Registration will be required to be tested):

  • Our next Drive-Thru is scheduled in Fort Worth on May 29th, 2020
  • Follow this LINK to register and fillout paperwork




Services For Employers


Metroplex Medical Centres is now offering temperature tracking and rapid COVID-19 antibody testing at your office location. For more information please contact our corporate office at (214) 580-7277




Frequently Asked Questions

Is this Test FDA Approved?

The test has not been reviewed by the FDA, but is currently being offered under the FDA's Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease – 2019, Section IV.D The manufacturer and lab offering this test have applied for an EUA with the FDA We suggest you refer to the FDA Website and the CDC Website for the most current information.

What is being tested?

The test being offered is a blood test that checks for SARS-CoV-2 virus antibodies. This test checks for IGM and IGG antibodies, Antibody tests check for your body's response to a virus not the virus itself.

  • Negative results do not preclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. If acute infection is suspected, direct testing for SARS-CoV-2 is necessary
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E

Is the test accurate?

There is a 13% false negative rate (Out of 100 people with the disease up to 13 may falsely test negative)

The test being offered is a blood test that checks for SARS-CoV-2 virus antibodies. This test checks for IGM and IGG antibodies, Antibody tests check for your body's response to a virus not the virus itself.

  • Negative results do not preclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. If acute infection is suspected, direct testing for SARS-CoV-2 is necessary
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E