GENETWORx announced that it has testing capacity from previous investment in infrastructure to help meet the demand for testing that will assist corporations and individuals.
The announcement from the healthcare services company comes on the heels of the reinstatement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Shots or Tests” Employer Mandate, and the surge of COVID-19 variants across the country, which will require corporations with one hundred or more employees to establish a COVID-19 testing program for unvaccinated workers. Moreover, accelerating Omicron variant cases across the country have Americans scrambling to get tested before family gatherings.
“We started out as a national laboratory and, early in the pandemic, we invested in developing significant capacity for COVID-19 testing to build on what we already had,” says Steven Crossley, head of strategy for GENETWORx. “Since 2020, we have been adding tests, services, infrastructure, and technology which has led to expertise and innovation in all areas of the COVID-19 testing space, with particular emphasis in corporate testing.”
GENETWORx’ specialization in corporate testing includes ongoing testing programs at Fortune 500 employers, universities, assisted living facilities, state and government organizations, small businesses, and K-12 schools. The company also developed—in partnership with Nucleus Healthcare—an app that ties together all aspects of the testing program in a comprehensive digital management system.
The app was built on a software platform called Aura which provides results record keeping and reporting that can be used for managing state and federal compliance requirements as well as allowing patients or providers to easily access test results from an online portal.
Individuals who need COVID-19 testing immediately, with or without symptoms, can order rapid antigen tests delivered to homes or businesses for $49. The DIY COVID-19 test kits are available to both adults and minors with results available within fifteen minutes. The kits contain two pre-filled test collection tubes and two nasal swabs which are sent via complimentary Fed Ex delivery within two business days of order.
Additionally, individuals and organizations in New York City or in suburban Philadelphia can get tested for COVID-19 at Test Now and Go collection sites open to the public. Each test is administered by a collection specialist and processed by GENETWORx. Businesses can also arrange a block of scheduled tests for their workers at Test Now and Go.
Additionally, individuals can book their own Test Now and Go appointments here. These locations offer rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests in under 30 minutes and traditional PCR tests with results in 12-24 hours. Insurance reimbursement for COVID-19 tests is subject to specific health plan terms. GENETWORx can provide an itemized receipt for services if you wish to submit a claim for reimbursement.
GENETWORx has performed over 8.5 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic first began.
Feature image: GENETWORx has performed over 8.5 million COVID-19 tests. Photo: GENETWORx