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    Default Covid-19 Testing.

    Who is doing Antibodies testing? I saw some place but they were wanting $190. Amanda Taylor on News 9 got at test for $55. When is Covid-19 testing going to open up without doctor referral or has it already?

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by kukblue1 View Post
    Who is doing Antibodies testing? I saw some place but they were wanting $190. Amanda Taylor on News 9 got at test for $55. When is Covid-19 testing going to open up without doctor referral or has it already?
    place in moore does it for 60 bucks ..

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Just be careful, almost no antibody tests have gotten FDA approval. Could be a lot of false positives.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Has anti body testing been shown to provide any benefit other than financial to the entity performing the test? Does the testing site also offer documentation of the reliability of the test they are administering? These are questions you should ask before forking over any money.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by runOKC View Post
    Just be careful, almost no antibody tests have gotten FDA approval. Could be a lot of false positives.
    I think there might be 6 test now approved by the FDA. What place in Moore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukblue1 View Post
    I think there might be 6 test now approved by the FDA. What place in Moore?
    Physicians surgical center off telephone road

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    My wife got one done at an urgent care place in Edmond. Full blood draw. Was $30 co-pay, insurance covers the rest. She got the results in just a few days - unfortunately negative.

    Edit: She did not need doctor referral.

    https://www.healthcareexpress.us/loc...K&g=0&t=Edmond

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    There are no "approved" FDA COVID-19 serological tests in the sense that they have gone through required FDA testing and validation. There are 12 tests that were authorized for emergency use under a policy set in March to allow certified labs to administer tests to determine efficacy for population-level analsyis.

    The FDA just revised that policy to be more stringent because the market has been flooded with fraudulent and ineffective tests. Here's what they say:

    In mid-March, it was critical for the FDA to provide regulatory flexibility for serology test developers, given the nature of this public health emergency and an understanding that the tests were not to be used as the sole basis for COVID-19 diagnosis, a fact that remains true today. However, flexibility never meant we would allow fraud. We unfortunately see unscrupulous actors marketing fraudulent test kits and using the pandemic as an opportunity to take advantage of Americans’ anxiety. Some test developers have falsely claimed their serological tests are FDA approved or authorized. Others have falsely claimed that their tests can diagnose COVID-19 or that they are for at-home testing, which would fall outside of the policies outlined in our March 16 guidance, as well as the updated guidance. Also, since that time, the FDA has become aware that a concerning number of commercial serology tests are being promoted inappropriately, including for diagnostic use, or are performing poorly based on an independent evaluation by the NIH
    Given that, I'd be very wary of these tests until they have proven validity.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by OKC Guide View Post
    My wife got one done at an urgent care place in Edmond. Full blood draw. Was $30 co-pay, insurance covers the rest. She got the results in just a few days - unfortunately negative.

    Edit: She did not need doctor referral.

    https://www.healthcareexpress.us/loc...K&g=0&t=Edmond
    Unfortunately Negative?!?
    Are you and your wife fighting?

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Hausfrau View Post
    Unfortunately Negative?!?
    Are you and your wife fighting?
    Maybe she had a bad cold, thought it was COVID19. Turns out it wasn't so now she isn't immune. I mean I would be happy if I tested positive for antibodies since I haven't been since. It would be a heck of a lot less stress!

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by FighttheGoodFight View Post
    Maybe she had a bad cold, thought it was COVID19. Turns out it wasn't so now she isn't immune. I mean I would be happy if I tested positive for antibodies since I haven't been since. It would be a heck of a lot less stress!
    Yep. Perhaps Edmond Hausfrau thought I meant a Covid 19 test. This is the antibody test.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by OKC Guide View Post
    Yep. Perhaps Edmond Hausfrau thought I meant a Covid 19 test. This is the antibody test.
    I did. Thanks for clarifying!

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    I didn't think there was a clear consensus on whether you were immune from reinfection once you had it? Has something changed or is it still a guess?

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepnokc View Post
    I didn't think there was a clear consensus on whether you were immune from reinfection once you had it? Has something changed or is it still a guess?
    The current thinking is that is it highly unlikely to reinfect. There is some evidence that positive tests afterwards are shedding of dead lung cells that have the virus in them but non-contagious. This being such a new disease no science is 100% certain of course.

    https://www.sciencealert.com/those-p...ions-after-all

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    i see more Walmart are going to be doing testing next week but seems you still need an appointment.

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    Nm

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    Default Re: Covid-19 Testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by FighttheGoodFight View Post
    The current thinking is that is it highly unlikely to reinfect. There is some evidence that positive tests afterwards are shedding of dead lung cells that have the virus in them but non-contagious. This being such a new disease no science is 100% certain of course.

    https://www.sciencealert.com/those-p...ions-after-all
    Don't all viruses have some super small percentage of the population that doesn't actually develop immunity the 1st time?

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