Our approach to Health and Wellness is based upon a foundation of science and knowledge. Accurate and appropriate data removes guesswork, allows for actionable path(s) for treatment, and can reduce costs, aggravation, and faster results. We help put you in the decision seat by providing actionable knowledge of your current health and risks… through diagnostic testing.
Our online patient portal offers 24/7 cloud-based access to your results AND access to one of our health specialists, so that you fully understand your results. Understanding your current state of health and your treatment options makes you HealthWise.
We offer testing in two major categories. Our qPCR COVID testing and Antigen testing are unmatched in the fight against COVID and its variants. Additionally, we offer a highly accurate Neutralizing Antibodies test that offers patients a great deal more information about their immune system and how it is performing today… AND in the near future. That’s right, the NAb test provides physicians with the data to reasonably predict the immunes systems reaction to future COVID infection. An Example list of testing (if you do not see a test you are interested in, please contact us):
Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular Health (and hereditary markers)
Urinary Tract Infection
COVID-19 Testing w/reflex
Hermes Health Science is loaded with scientificy, sciencey stuff. So much you wouldn’t believe.
Our laboratory testing includes next generation sequencing, which involves the ability to analyze DNA fragments across the whole genome thereby helping to identify risk markers previously unknown and undetected.
Additionally, for COVID-19 we offer rapid testing and Antigen testing in addition to our laboratory PCR testing.
The health of everyone in the community is at risk when there is a virus as pervasive as COVID-19 in circulation. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing provides the most accurate and reliable means for detecting and diagnosing the virus. PCR tests at the molecular level.
If you’re experiencing symptoms, or suspect that you’ve come in contact with someone who may have an active infection, the COVID-19 RT-PCR test will give you the most definitive result even if acute symptoms are not present. COVID-19 can have an incubation period of up to 14 days. PCR testing is able to detect the virus in these timeframes.
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a technique used to “amplify” small segments of DNA in order to facilitate the detection of various infectious diseases.
The variety of applications for PCR testing are only growing. In fact, DNA produced by PCR was used in mapping techniques in the Human Genome Project.
PCR is also used in applications as varied as DNA fingerprinting, the detection of bacteria or viruses, as well as genetic disorders.
We offer a number of solutions for COVID-19 testing. Among them are concierge collection and testing, location, event, or drive-through testing. Our experienced health care specialists are used to solving problems. Give us a call.
What is the difference between PCR nasal swab and the COVID-19 antigen test?
The PCR Test
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test finds genetic material from organisms like viruses. If you’re showing symptoms of the Coronavirus, a PCR test will detect the virus if you’re infected at the time of the test.
This test allows our technicians at whatever clinic you’ve been tested at to more accurately determine whether you’re positive or negative for COVID-19.
The Antigen Test
The difference between antigen testing and PCR testing comes down to speed. This method is a quick way to check for COVID-19. The technique used in antigen tests can quickly determine positive or negative results but is generally considered not to be as accurate as the PCR Test.
This type of test detects the presence of the Coronavirus when a sample is taken within a few days of the start of symptoms of the disease. If your rapid test result comes back positive, your healthcare provider may contact you to schedule a PCR test.
As these tests are not as accurate, the lab may wish to rule out the possibility that your test results produced a false positive.
The Antibody Test
While the above two tests are considered diagnostic tests, the antibody test doesn’t test for an active infection. Instead, this test will search your system for the presence of antibodies that relate to the Coronavirus disease.
Here the lab will be testing to see if you possess antibodies that are produced if you’ve been exposed to the COVID-19 infection. You may not even be aware that you’ve been in contact with the virus (especially if you’ve not shown any symptoms).
But if you have, a laboratory will be able to take a blood sample and see if you have the antibody that’s produced when you’ve had the SARS-COV-2 virus in your system.
Yes. Health and medical professionals rely on this as the most up-to-date and reliable method for detecting the COVID-19 viruses.
The test results from a RT-PCR test have been called by most professionals the “gold standard” test for diagnosing people who may be infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19.
A Complete range of laboratory diagnostic testing.
Cloud-based Patient Portal.
TeleCare Physician Access for Test Results.
We know that even though we offer the most advanced scientific laboratory and genetic testing available on the planet or that our highly sophisticated supportive technologies are unmatched, that medical health data is just data unless an experienced medical professional, together with you, transforms this data into actionable knowledge.