COVID tests. Learn risk factors. Business re-opening consult

Two antibody tests

Judging risk: for yourself or employees

Two genetic PCR tests

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We offer four different coronavirus tests at your location to individuals, extended families and even on-site  employee groups .  


Test #1 Antibody test to identify people who had, or may be recovered from, COVID-19

Designed in Europe. Made in the USA.  

Invalid results = 0

Sensitivity = 87.8%

Specificity = 99.3% IgG

Specificity = 97.7% IgM

Results in 15 minutes

Out of network reimbursement 


Test #2 Antibody test to identify people who had, or may be recovered from, COVID-19

Sent out to either LabCorp or Quest national laboratories.  

Results in 1 to 3 days

Billed by laboratory to your insurance 

Two genetic PCR tests

Judging risk: for yourself or employees

Two genetic PCR tests

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Active infection:

Test #3 AIT Lab PCR genetic identification using the Thermo Fisher test 

Billed by the lab to your insurance

Results in 1 to 3 days


Test #4  Labcorp national lab PCR genetic identification using the Roche test

Billed by the lab to your insurance

Results in 2 to 4 days


Tests are ordered as medically triaged by the Doctor or PA-C.  Test kits are not for sale. We have been successfully testing since March 18th. 

Judging risk: for yourself or employees

Judging risk: for yourself or employees

Judging risk: for yourself or employees

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We focus on the detailed research and avoid the news shouted from rooftops.  Our team has found several clear explanations that really help people undersand.  Links to the original articles are below.  


We found an excellent blog post that easily explains how to identify safer vs risky situations.  It is written by Dr Erin Bromley, a Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology, Univ of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.


There is an article about staffing practices that help you bring employees back at least part time, discussing a 4 - 10 schedule. 


Last is the easy question.  Which is better: soap or hand sanitizer? 


To a large extent your choices come down to avoiding poorly ventilated places, long extended contact, and close contact in some types of situations.  It would be nice if the rest of the world wrote so clearly. 

Some of the best info about risk

We are sharing the work of Dr Erin Bromage, UMass Dartmouth, and others under fair use. We provide this info in two ways.  First, the direct links to the original stories are listed here.  Second, as a PDF that is reformatted to help you walk straight into a meeting.  The short summary:  Infection is based on the viral load x duration of the encounter.   Like Dr. Bromage says, our "goal is to make 

the science accessible to the general public'. 


Risks - Know them Avoid them  


A 4-10 work week lowers transmission rates  


Why soap works to kill Coronavirus?  


Other especially useful coronavirus PDFs are also provided here, including a link to the original source.  The original CDC plan for reopening businesses is included only as part of our internal discussions with you.

You asked

Group employee testing on site

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

Medical consultation for businesses

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Using genetic PCR test we collect samples on your site from company teams or entire staffs.  We send tests to the labs. Results are provided for return-to-work clearances for entire work groups or companies. 


Screening is available via both genetic PCR to find active infections or antibody testing to help identify recovered team members. 

Medical consultation for businesses

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

Medical consultation for businesses

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We offer personalized medical and process consultation to businesses attempting to re-open, or identify critical workers to staff an essential business. 


Your business has unique needs. We can discuss your specific goals in a one-on-one meeting or call. We provide valuable insights and guidance to any local business with an essential business, production line or who needs to be open during this time. Call us now for your consultation.


We can help you chose a medically appropriate test and exam: Telemedicine OR Face-2-face. We do both. Group employee testing available on your site

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

CDC illustration of COVID-19 coronavirus

We have been on top of the COVID-19 spread — with our protocols developing and in place — since mid January 2020. Tests for COVID-19 and respiratory viruses are available as part of our appointments.  We take it seriously because we manage large numbers of very complex patients.  


Here are some of our steps: 

1. Our staff is ideal for treatment of patients in the home. We dispatch each physician or PA-C from their home to you. Video conference is also an option when medically appropriate. 


Providers only come by the dispatch/billing office (no contact) to get fresh supplies or hand-off of lab specimens. We have infection control systems in place and minimize contact in both directions. 


Side note: No, the billing dog no longer gets a scratch behind the ears. Our team dog, JoJo, doesn’t understand all this. JoJo does his social distancing sitting just inside the glass doors.

We screen both you and us

TeleConference and Face-to-face

Protocols in place since mid January 2020

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2. We screen both sides (both you and our medical staff) for symptoms before the appointment in your home. Any staff or provider displaying symptoms will be tested before they return to work, and anyone testing positive for Covid-19 will be quarantined at home for the CDC’s recommended time (currently 14 days).

No waiting room, ever

TeleConference and Face-to-face

TeleConference and Face-to-face

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3. No waiting room, ever. That’s true now, and true for the entire history of House Call Doctor Thousand Oaks. We have a number of options during your appointment that support social distancing, N95 masks, gloves and more as medically appropriate. 


We also sometimes suggest meeting outside, for example on your porch or patio as long as that is comfortable for you, as a way to further reduce any viral load. 

TeleConference and Face-to-face

TeleConference and Face-to-face

TeleConference and Face-to-face

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Tele-consult

4. All patient appointments include follow up by phone and/or TeleMedicine video. Once you are a patient here, as your condition changes just give us a call. When medically appropriate, we can do your initial consult the same way. Call our office to discuss other options for teleconference.