AT-HOME / AT-WORK FDA AUTHORIZED SALIVA TESTING FOR ACTIVE COVID-19 INFECTION
e7 Health now offers a nationwide FDA authorized At-Home / At-Work COVID-19 saliva PCR test kit! If you think you may be experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been recently exposed, then it may be recommended you get tested for COVID-19.
The cost of this test is only $159.99 plus $49.99 overnight two way shipping. Test yourself today or keep on hand for a later date; our kits have a shelf life of two years! With e7 Health, testing for COVID-19 is easier than ever – regardless of where you reside!
Follow these simple steps to get tested with e7 Health: Click here to order
Step 1: Order your kit below for overnight UPS shipping.
Step 2: After you recieve your kit, register your kit here. Then follow the simple instructions provided to collect your saliva sample.
Step 3: Return your saliva sample to our lab with the provided UPS Label for overnight pre-paid shipping.
Step 4: Results will be provided by e-mail within 24 hours after your sample has been recieved by our lab.
Step 5: Opt to discuss your results virtually with one of our licensed physicians or providers from PWNHealth
This test has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization.
The Benefits of the COVID-19 At-Home / At-Work Saliva Test Includes:
- Overnight shipment to your home or work
- Painless and Non-Invasive
- No nasal swab
- No office visit needed
- Results in 24 hours once received by the lab
There are many causes of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 is just one condition that may cause these symptoms. This test does not rule out the possibility of other illnesses and infections that may be present instead of or in addition to COVID-19.
If your child’s condition changes before you are able to obtain the test or the test result, please contact your pediatrician or visit your local emergency room as soon as possible.
Can my child get tested?
Testing is available for children 4 years of age and older.
If your child has new or worsening emergency warning signs, such as severe trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, or blue-colored lips or face, call 911 or seek emergency medical attention instead of ordering this test.
Should my child get a COVID-19 PCR test?
Your child should get tested if:
- They have symptoms of COVID-19
- They live in or visit a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity. This can include homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers, playgroups, schools, chuch, camp, daycare, etc.
- They have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days
This test may also be helpful if:
- Your child may have been exposed and has an underlying condition that may increase the risk for severe disease
How do I prepare my child for testing?
- It is important to set realistic expectations. Do not pretend the testing experience will be painless. Reassure your child that the testing process will be quick, the pain won’t last, and that you’ll be with them the entire time. After the test, praise and comfort your child as needed.
- Make sure your child is tested when they are less likely to be tired or hungry. Your child does not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Eating and drinking plenty of water before the test will help lower the risk of lightheadedness and can help make the process smoother.
- Talk about feelings or practice calming techniques before the test. You can do this by making a game of staying still or practicing breathing exercises with your child. It may also be helpful to distract your child during the procedure.
- Before testing, discuss any concerns and questions with your child’s primary healthcare provider. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.
Where can I get more information?
If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing, continuous pain or pressure in your chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, blue-colored lips or face, or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care.
What happens after I order?
An independent physician will determine whether to authorize your test request, if appropriate.
After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a telehealth consult with an independent licensed physician or other healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps.
What are the different types of COVID-19 tests?
A PCR Saliva (polymerase chain reaction) test checks for genetic material (viral RNA) produced by the virus. This determines if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.
An antibody test checks for antibodies to COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, your body produces antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus. This test cannot tell you if you have an active infection.
What test should I get, a PCR Saliva test or an antibody test?
You should get a PCR Saliva test if:
- You have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath).
- You don’t have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19.
- You don’t have symptoms and haven’t been recently exposed but live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity (this can include healthcare settings, homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces).
- Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested.
You should get an antibody test if:
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19, it has been at least 10 days since your diagnosis, and you want to know if you have antibodies.
- You have not had symptoms and have not had a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days but want to see if you have antibodies.
- You have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days
- You have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have not experienced a fever in the past 24 hours.
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or that you have been exposed to the virus, you should consult your place of work for specific guidance about whether to stay home or continue working.
Who should not get a COVID-19 test?
You should not get a PCR Saliva test if you:
- Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case.
- Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested.
You should not get an antibody test if you:
- Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
- Are trying to diagnose COVID-19.
- Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
- Were directly exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Have a condition that weakens your immune system.
If you have any other questions, speak with your healthcare provider about testing recommendations to see if testing is right for you at this time.
How are COVID-19 tests performed?
A PCR Saliva test is conducted by saliva collection. The saliva test requires providing a sample of your spit into a collection tube.
An antibody test is conducted by collecting a blood sample (such as from a finger prick or needle draw).
What will my COVID-19 test results tell me?
A PCR Saliva test will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to isolate immediately and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, it means the virus was not present in the sample you provided.
An antibody test will show whether or not you have developed antibodies to COVID-19.
After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed healthcare provider who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.
Are there any limitations to COVID-19 tests?
A PCR Saliva test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. In addition, a PCR test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected as directed. There is also the possibility of a false negative (a negative result that is incorrect) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
An antibody test may detect antibodies from previous exposure to coronaviruses other than COVID-19, which can cause a false positive result. Getting an antibody test too soon after being infected may cause a false negative result. Additionally, some individuals who are infected with COVID-19 may not develop detectable levels of antibodies, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications.
What guidance does the FDA provide regarding COVID-19 antibody testing?
Antibody testing can play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. It can help identify individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have developed an immune response. Using antibody tests and clinical follow-up can also provide more information on immunity against COVID-19 for research and medical developments for the virus.
Having antibodies usually gives immunity from further infection. However, there is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have these antibodies are protected against future COVID-19 infection. Experience with other viruses suggests that individuals who have antibodies may be able to resume work and other daily activities in society, as long as they are recovered and not currently infected with the virus.
How do I prepare for testing?
You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.
Fee Disclosure Information
There is PWN Service Fee of $10 (included in test price) that will be collected on behalf of PWNHealth for professional oversight of lab testing.
Where can I get more information?
Get more answers to Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.
Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as “tests”) have not been cleared or approved but have emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing, continuous pain or pressure in your chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, blue-colored lips or face, or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care