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. For residents, we will bill the resident’s insurance with assisted living, independent living, etc. For staff, we will bill employee insurance and not sent out bills to staff for copays.)

  • 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.