Kai Medical Laboratory is a minority woman-owned high complexity laboratory accredited by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). Our team consists of highly experienced scientists, medical professionals, and pharmacists. We provide reliable & accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups. Kai Medical Laboratory is focused on providing opportunities that change our current health system by improving quality of life for employees and improving business results for client companies. We offer diversified services across the country to meet current demands of today’s healthcare needs.
VIRAL Molecular Testing: RT-PCR Assay
||Active Viral Infection||Nasal or Oral Swab||24-48 hours|
Antibody Testing: Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay
||Historic infection||Blood Draw||24-48 Hours|
Antibody Testing: SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Lateral Flow Serology
||Historic infection||Finger Stick||15 Minutes|
Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed illness (symptoms) from others who have not been exposed, in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease. Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of exposure because the incubation period for this virus is 2 to 14 days. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others because they have not developed illness during the incubation period.
In most cases, you will need an appointment and a healthcare provider’s referral to get tested for COVID-19. This depends on what state you live in. Please contact us with your inquiry.
The employee will receive the results. The employer will receive results with an Employee Disclosure and Consent Form.
Yes, Kai Medical will report positive and negative results to the appropriate public health department in accordance with applicable requirements.
We recommend you follow CDC Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
At some point, you were likely infected or an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19. Positive results may also be a result of a past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E. Based on recently released COVID-19 findings, this could mean you are possibly immune to this season’s COVID-19 strand. Continue to practice safe hygiene habits and follow local rules and federal guidelines.
This most likely means you have not developed the antibodies (IgG/IgM) that are associated with COVID-19 and you cannot rule out the risk of infection if you have recently been in contact with the virus. It is imperative to continue to practice safe hygiene habits and follow local rules and federal guidelines. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Yes, it is possible. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others. We recommend you follow CDC Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html