COVID-19 Testing for Southern California Companies
COVID-19 testing helps reduce the risk of unknowingly exposing your organization to widespread sickness and shutdowns. Symbiosis is headquartered in Southern California to conveniently provide onsite testing services and multiple testing options to meet your unique requirements.
We are certified in both types of COVID-19 tests (Rapid and PCR) and in vaccination services. We realize that no two companies are alike, therefore we design testing sites to specifically fit your needs and desired results. Our team is equipped to take on the largest of needs (thousands of tests a day) or the most intimate of gatherings (100 tests a day). We handle all the details to ensure your compliance is thorough and effective. Further, all Symbiosis testing sites are overseen by medical professionals to ensure that each test is administered and recorded with the highest level of accuracy. Should a PCR test be required, we partner with CAP Accredited Labs to assure reliable results.
Let Symbiosis handle all your COVID-19 testing details so you can concentrate on your business.
SYMBIOSIS IS CLIA LICENSED
It takes months to obtain a CLIA License as there are many steps to the process. A business cannot have a CLIA License unless they have an MD and meet specific criteria that ensures safe handling of PHI and adherence to HIPAA regulations. A CLIA License indicates that the company you hire is a professional firm that is experienced in this business.
Let Symbiosis demonstrate our proven expertise in service to your company.
TESTING LOCATION OPTIONS
Symbiosis can bring all the people (medical and support), supplies (medical, testing kits, small refrigerator, sign in sheets, etc.), signage, and furniture (chairs, tables, etc.) needed to set up a comfortable and efficient testing site right at your location.
Symbiosis provides medical services throughout Southern California with physical locations in Menifee, Redlands, and Los Angeles. We can schedule COVID-19 tests and vaccinations for your employees at any of our physical locations.
Should you have a large number of employees who need to be tested (i.e. more than 1000) and your location does not provide the space to conduct the testing, Symbiosis can handle the logistics of setting up a remote site for your testing and utilize our RAPTOR at the testing site.
Rapid Antigen Test
Using a nasal swab to get the sample, this test detects surface virus proteins of COVID-19. Results are not as accurate as a PCR rest, but they are provided within just 15 minutes.
Standard PCR Test
A PCR test can detect COVID-19 within days of infection and is the most accurate way of testing for COVID-19. Using a nasal swab to get the sample, this test is sent to a CAP Accredited LAB where genetic materials are analyzed and results are available within 24-48 hours.
Have you provided onsite medical service prior to this year?
Symbiosis’ origins began on the racetrack. More than 20 years ago, our founder – an emergency physician – was pioneering onsite medical services at major racing and motocross events in California and Baja’s most remote and rugged regions. Since then, we’ve continued to provide medical services to large events and venues across the west coast.
Does your company have Doctors and/or Medical Professionals on staff?
At Symbiosis, we’re not just running a business, we’re advocating for better patient care and outcomes. As a company founded by healthcare providers, every member of our leadership team is a medical professional with extensive experience providing urgent and emergency care.
Is the COVID-19 testing lab you work with CAP Accredited?
We only work with CAP Accredited labs.
How long has your company been in business?
Symbiosis started providing services in 1989. We were created by healthcare providers with a passion for patient care and getting rid of procedural hoops for our healthcare colleagues who just wanted to care for their patients.
About the COVID-19 Testing
Is the test painful?
For most people, the nasal swab collection for both the RAPID and PCR tests isn’t that bad – meaning it isn’t something you’d want to do on a regular basis, but it’s not horrible.
How long will it take to get the results?
If a RAPID test is taken, you will have results in 15 minutes. If a PCR test is taken, you should have results in 24 – 48 hours.
Can I test positive if I don’t have symptoms?
Yes. You can test positive for COVID-19 even without having any symptoms.
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
The very first thing to do is to breathe and know that you will be supported. The next thing is to follow the guidelines in the handout that will be given to you so that you are able to protect yourself and those around you as much as possible.
Will you tell my employer if I test positive?
The COVID-19 testing is not HIPAA protected so if there is a positive test that comes back, both the employee and the employer will be notified. If the test is a RAPID test, Symbiosis will notify the employee and the employer. If the test is a PCR Test that has been sent to a lab, then it is most likely that the CDC will notify the employee and Symbiosis will notify the employer.
Does insurance cover the COVID-19 test for businesses?
At this time, several insurance companies have come out with statements saying that they will not cover the cost of the Federal Mandate that requires weekly testing for those employees who have chosen not to be vaccinated.