Testing Vendor Resources

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Company Name Contact Details
Exceltox Laboratories*

 

Aaron Symbolik, Director of Laboratory Logistics, aaron@exceltox.com, 419-450-0458-(mobile)

IHCA member contact for employee testing (for PCR Covid-19 testing)

Please ask us about our special IHCA membership benefits.

Exceltox Laboratories, is a CAP and CLIA accredited high-complexity laboratory.  Since 2013, Exceltox has been operating as a high throughput clinical laboratory and adding  SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing and SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM antibody testing for Covid-19 and are located in Irvine, CA, but testing in all 50 states. Their turnaround time has been 24 hours or less for 95% of their tests and about 48 hours for 5% of their tests. Their capacity will vary, but their lab has the capacity to process 31,000 tests per week. This is a nasopharyngeal test. This test is 98.7% specificity and 100% sensitivity.

With the onset of COVID-19, Exceltox has ramped up capacity to service state and local governments, senior care/skilled nursing facilities, essential businesses, colleges and universities, and companies trying to get back to work. They have worked closely with physician and technology partners to develop a best in class, end-to-end customizable testing solution.

Vikor Scientific*

 

Samantha Schooley, Vikor Scientific, sschooley@vikorscientific.com 515-306-4242 (cell) Vikor Scientific is a CLIA and CAP accredited highly-complex laboratory located in Charleston, South Carolina and testing nationwide. FDA EUA approved test with 99.8% accuracy using PCR technology. Vikor Scientific is partnering with Iowa Health Care Association to help our facilities comply with the CMS mandate for COVID-19 testing for staff and residents by offering RT-PCR testing for $100 per test (for staff and skilled residents. We will bill the residents insurance with assisted living, independent living, etc.)

  • Turnaround time is 24-48 hours.
  • Supply kits ship out within 24 hours. No shortage of supplies, so can order however much you want, whenever you want.
  • This is a nasopharyngeal test that is not limited by time or temperature.
  • Receive results via web portal and by fax.
  • We are currently running 18,000 – 20,000 samples per day and able to take on more.

Vikor Scientific is a market leader in providing targeted, molecular diagnostics that can improve clinical and economic outcomes.

Eurofins*

 

Karen Gerwitz,  karengerwitz@eurofinsus.com, 716-206-9874.

Make sure to reference that you are a member of the Iowa Health Care Association to get the member rate.

Eurofins, a trusted global network of over 800 laboratories is partnering with Iowa Health Care Association to help our facilities comply with CMS’s interim final rule CMS-3401-IFC with COVID-19 testing requirements for staff and residents by offering direct bill RT-PCR testing for $75 per test.

This price includes:

  • Nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs
  • Test kit with the supplies needed to administer the testing, including pre-labeled packaging materials
  • Physician ordering if needed
  • Priority shipping of kits both to your facility and back to the lab for analysis
  • 48 hour testing turn-around time
  • Access to our user-friendly portal for electric entering and reporting

Eurofins also offers this testing for third party billing at $100 per test upon request.

CoSo Chris Longacre, CoSo Health, cbl@cosohealth.com, 917-406-8017 (cell) IHCA members will have two testing choices:

  • FDA EUA approved test – 95% accurate, collection kits with swabs and universal transport medium, shipping, specimen analysis and reporting on cloud-based results portal for: $79.99. 2,500 samples/day. Note: this test has already been validated on the lab’s PCR machines and uses the nasopharyngeal process.
  • 1drop FDA EUA approved test – 99% accurate, collection kits with swabs and universal transport medium (room temperature), shipping, specimen analysis and reporting on cloud-based results portal for: $129.99. Uses nasopharyngeal or nasal swab. Can run 500/per day.  Note: the lab will need to validate these tests which will take a week or two.