COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
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The health and safety of our communities are of the utmost importance. Partnering with Atlas Genomics, a CLIA-certified high complexity molecular diagnostic laboratory, we are dedicated to intensely perform testing for COVID-19 and increasing the capacity to make testing available for everyone.


*Hawaii Travelers

Hawaii now has a requirement in place that states travelers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 “NAAT” test.

Our PCR-based techniques are used to perform Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) in our CLIA-certified laboratory.


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Our Mission

Community is the most important bond you can have and because the Coronavirus is threatening our community, we immediately pivoted all of our resources to help the fight against it. Partnering with Atlas Genomics Laboratory, a CLIA-certified high complexity molecular diagnostic lab, we are delivering testing to anyone that needs it. That means that patients with or without symptoms can get tested quickly and get results usually within 24-48 hours. Together with Atlas Genomics Laboratory we are highly qualified and committed to take this on and do our part in helping our community. We are #Washingtonstrong to #StopTheSpreadWithAtlas.

**Please allow an extra 24-hrs for these locations: Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma and Everett

What is COVID-19?

Also known as Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This novel coronavirus is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, such as the common cold.

While some patients with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic, others may experience symptoms ranging from mild to severe respiratory illness, with the potential of developing serious or critical complications. Visit the CDC for more information on symptoms of COVID-19.
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How It Works

Save our doctors’ time by going to our collection sites. No doctor’s appointment or referral required. Fast and easy with no medical intervention.

Pay For Your Test


Secure online payment made easy with major credit cards accepted. No doctors’ orders needed.



Schedule Your Appointment Now


Pick an available date & time that works best for you.



Arrive For Your Appointment


How do we keep you safe? Our patients never leave their car.



Testing Procedure

A self-administered 5-second test. Five seconds in each nostril and you are all set.

Instructions

  1. Swab both nostrils for at least 5 seconds

  2. Break the end of the swab

  3. Put the swab back into the tube

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Locations


Renton Clinic

801 SW 16th St,
Suite 121
Renton, WA 98057
Monday – Friday
9AM – 2:30PM



Bellevue Clinic

1900 116th Ave NE, Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004
Monday – Friday
8AM – 11:30AM
*Please note: Our Bellevue location will change starting Monday 6/8.
New address: 1260 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004*

Everett Clinic

3305 Nassau St.
Everett, WA 98201
Monday – Thursday
9:00AM – 2:30PM

Atlas – Seattle

Atlas Genomics
1527 13th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Monday – Friday
12:30PM – 3:30PM



Olympia Clinic

155 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Bellevue, WA 98004
Monday, Wednesday
9AM – 2:30PM



Tacoma Clinic

1628 South Mildred St,
Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98465
Monday, Wednesday
9AM – 2:30PM

Spokane Clinic

1414 N Vercler Rd, Building 5
Spokane, WA 99216
Tuesday, Thursday
9AM – 12:00PM

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19: What You Need To Know

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How does COVID-19 spread?
  • How is COVID-19 treated?
  • Who is at high risk of getting very sick with COVID-19?
What is COVID-19?

Also known as Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus. This novel coronavirus is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, such as the common cold. While some patients with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic, others may experience symptoms ranging from mild to severe respiratory illness, with the potential of developing serious or critical complications. Symptoms may appear within 2-14 days of exposure and may include:

– fever
– cough
– shortness of breath
– fatigue
– loss of smell and/or taste
– conjunctivitis (“pink-eye”)

If you feel you are experiencing a medical emergency that may or may not be related to COVID-19, you should seek emergency medical attention immediately by calling 911.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus may be spread through close person-to-person contact (less than 6 feet); via respiratory droplets (from coughing or sneezing); or self-inoculation through touching ones mouth, nose or eyes following contact with the virus on a surface or object. While the virus appears to be most easily spread by symptomatic patients, it is also possible for transmission to occur via persons not yet experiencing symptoms of infection.

For more information on how to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of infection, visit the CDC: How to Protect Yourself & Others

How is COVID-19 treated?

There are currently no FDA-approved medications available specifically for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. Supportive therapies may be used to help in the relief of certain symptoms or to support vital organ functions.

Contact your healthcare provider for more information regarding treatment of symptoms.

Who is at high risk of getting very sick with COVID-19?

Individuals aged 65 or older, those living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, immuno-compromised persons, or persons of any age with underlying health conditions are at highest risk of severe illness or complications resulting from COVID-19. Other populations at a higher risk of illness include pregnant women, individuals experiencing homelessness, and anyone with lack of access to assistance of medical care if they become ill.

For more information regarding specific risk factors, visit CDC: People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions


COST & PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • What is the cost of the test?
  • I thought testing was free. Why should I have to pay to get tested?
  • How do I pay for the test?
  • Do you bill insurance for any testing?
  • Can I submit a claim to my insurance for COVID-19 testing if I have paid for the test?
  • What if I don’t have insurance and also cannot afford the test out-of-pocket?
What is the cost of the test?

If you are self-requesting a test without a medical examination by visiting one our collection sites, the cost of the test is $99.00. If your physician is ordering the test, the test is billed to your health insurance carrier and is subject to the terms of your coverage (including any applicable copays or fees associated with the physician’s visit).

I thought testing was free. Why should I have to pay to get tested?

Many insurances have waived co-pays and fees for COVID-19 testing so it is possible you could be tested for free. However, the requirements at this time for insurance coverage of tests is based on need and medical necessity. This requires seeing your doctor and having him/her make that determination. If you believe you would qualify for testing under the care of your physician and the guidelines of your insurance carrier, we recommend you do so. Some people would prefer not to wait to see a doctor and be uncertain if they are eligible to be tested or not. For those who want to bypass the traditional process and get tested right away, possibly the same day, and receive results within 24-48 hours (except tests completed on Fridays), we provide a simple and safe alternative.

**Please allow an extra 24-hrs for these locations: Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma and Everett

How do I pay for the test?

Go to www.atlas-genomics.com/covid19 and register. Then place an order for the test and pay with a credit card online.

Do you bill insurance for any testing?

We do not bill insurance for patients registering and paying for the test. However, if we receive tests from a hospital, clinic or doctor where the test has been ordered by a provider, we will bill insurance for the test. This is a separate process from the self-ordered test.

Can I submit a claim to my insurance for COVID-19 testing if I have paid for the test?

You can submit a claim to your insurance but in many cases, without a physician’s order, it may not be reimbursed.

What if I don’t have insurance and also cannot afford the test out-of-pocket?

Downtown Public Health Center in Seattle provides free testing for those who have COVID-19 symptoms and do not have access to health care.


PREPARING FOR MY APPOINTMENT

  • What is required for me to bring for my appointment?
  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the test?
  • Do I need to wear any PPE to my appointment? (i.e. gloves, mask)
  • How early should I arrive for my appointment?
  • What happens if I’m late for my appointment?
  • How long is the wait time/line when I arrive to get tested?
  • Could I have multiple people in the car? If so, can we all self-administer under the same appointment time?
  • How long is the process of the self-administered collection? Is it painful?
  • Why are you not using drive-thru for collecting test samples from patients?
What is required for me to bring for my appointment?

You will need a valid form of government issued ID such as a driver’s license, military ID or passport to present to the clinic staff prior to sample collection.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the test?

No. Take a deep breath and relax. Clinic staff will provide you with instructions on sample collection upon meeting you at your vehicle. There is no need to clean or blow your nose in preparation for sample collection.

Do I need to wear any PPE to my appointment? (i.e. gloves, mask)

You are welcome to wear gloves and a mask but you will be required to remove the mask to collect the sample from your nose.

How early should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive during your designated appointment window. You do not need to arrive early.

What happens if I’m late for my appointment?

If there is an open time in the following appointment window, we will make a reasonable attempt to fit you in. Otherwise, you will need to reschedule.

How long is the wait time/line when I arrive to get tested?

All tests are by appointment only. When you register and order a test, you can schedule a time to provide a sample for testing in 30 minute windows. We limit the number of appointments each hour to keep wait times to a minimum.

Could I have multiple people in the car? If so, can we all self-administer under the same appointment time?

Yes. If you find a time slot (30 minute window) that has availability for the number of people in your car and each person has ordered a test and made an appointment, they may all come at the same time and be tested together.

How long is the process of the self-administered collection? Is it painful?

Sample collection should take less than 1 minute. While the preferred specimen is a nasopharyngeal swab (back of the nasal cavity), collection of specimen requires a trained healthcare professional with personal protective equipment (PPE) and it also takes more time. Given the shortage of supplies and PPE, the FDA has provided alternative recommendations for the use of nasal swab specimens in symptomatic patients. These specimens are self-collected by the patient from the front part of the nostril and middle of the nasal cavity. For patients not experiencing symptoms, this sample type will still be accepted but may have decreased sensitivity. This means that there is an increased potential for false negative tests and caution should be taken when interpreting a negative result. In most cases, self-collection of this type of sample should not be painful.

Find out more: UnitedHealth says self-swabbing study spurred FDA coronavirus policy changeFDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests

Why are you not using drive-thru for collecting test samples from patients?

Although drive-thru is effective in keeping patients isolated in their cars to prevent the spread of infection, we believe we have a better solution. By scheduling patients within a 30-minute window and having patients park their car and notify us of their arrival (check-in) using their phone, we can eliminate the long line of cars, reduce wait times and reduce emission from cars while maintaining the safety of patient isolation in cars. Previously, the FDA and CDC required a medical staff member to collect the sample. However, recently the FDA and CDC have made additional recommendations for patients to self-collect samples as long as this is performed onsite at collection sites and/or under supervision of a healthcare professional.

Useful article: Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing

TESTING FOR COVID-19

  • Who is eligible or not eligible for the COVID-19 testing?
  • If I do not have any symptoms, should I get tested?
  • Is it possible I will be denied testing because I don’t have the right symptoms or any symptoms?
  • It seems like there are new tests available almost daily, including home test kits. How do I know if these tests are legitimate or not?
  • Why should I sign-up with Atlas for my COVID-19 testing and pay for it myself?
  • Does Atlas’s COVID-19 test meet regulatory requirements?
  • Is getting tested painful or uncomfortable?
  • How do I sign up to get tested with Atlas?
  • Where do I go to get tested with Atlas?
  • How many tests may I purchase?
  • Can I still get/do a test if I have no vehicle?
Who is eligible or not eligible for the COVID-19 testing?

Anesis Spine and Pain Care and Atlas Genomics do not provide individuals with medical advice or evaluation nor do we provide a determination of eligibility for testing. Atlas Genomics is providing limited testing availability without the requirement of a medical examination or evaluation.

Eligibility based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is determined by a healthcare provider who uses their medical judgment to determine medical necessity for testing. The CDC’s guidelines can be accessed by visiting CDC: Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Generally, without a medical exam and evaluation, insurance does not cover the cost of the test since it has not been deemed medically necessary by a licensed medical professional. Patients who feel they are in need of COVID-19 testing and are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, who have been exposed to COVID-19 or believe they may have been exposed, should first contact their healthcare provider regarding testing.

If I do not have any symptoms, should I get tested?

If you are not experiencing symptoms and have had no known potential exposure to anyone that was infected, it is probably better to not get tested and reserve the testing for those that need it. However, the CDC warns that as many as 25% of people infected with COVID-19 may not show any symptoms. If you need to care for high risk family members such as an elderly parent or grandparent or someone with underlying health conditions, it may be wise to get tested if you have concerns. People who work in hospitals, assisted living/skilled nursing facilities and first responders may want or need to be tested whether they have symptoms or not.

Useful article: Infected but Feeling Fine: The Unwitting Coronavirus Spreaders

Is it possible I will be denied testing because I don’t have the right symptoms or any symptoms?

No. We are not providing any medical evaluation of symptoms or your need to be tested. We are a laboratory that provides laboratory testing only. If you pay for the test, we will run the test. See answer to Question #5.

It seems like there are new tests available almost daily, including home test kits. How do I know if these tests are legitimate or not?

Unfortunately, there are those who would take advantage of a public health crisis to try to scam unwitting people with unapproved or fraudulent tests. Consumers should be careful to choose tests that are legitimate and reliable. We recommend people only use tests that have been authorized under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and from laboratories that are CLIA-certified to perform high-complexity testing. Atlas Genomics is a CLIA-certified, high-complexity molecular laboratory that is performing PCR-based testing for COVID-19, authorized under the FDA’s EUA.

The FDA’s statement regarding unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits can be found here FDA: Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

Why should I sign-up with Atlas for my COVID-19 testing and pay for it myself?

A cash pay option allows immediate access to COVID-19 testing when you feel it is necessary to get tested without the hassle of having to get a physician’s referral for the test. We believe everyone needs to be tested to help halt the spread of the virus. Requiring the intervention of a doctor to be able to get tested adds to the strain on resources at the medical clinics and hospitals. Testing is straightforward and easy to access at one of our several testing locations.

Useful link: Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing

Does Atlas’s COVID-19 test meet regulatory requirements?

Atlas Genomics is a CLIA-certified high-complexity molecular diagnostics laboratory. Testing for COVID-19 is performed at Atlas by trained clinical laboratory personnel experienced in molecular techniques, using a test system authorized for use under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.

For more information on the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorizations, visit FDA: Emergency Use Authorizations

We are listed on Washington’s DOH site as an authorized testing laboratory, visit Is testing capacity limited in the state?

Is getting tested painful or uncomfortable?

Initially, the FDA required a nasopharyngeal specimen to be collected which is the very back nasal cavity. This was often uncomfortable and sometimes painful. However more recently, the FDA approved mid-turbinate or anterior nares sample collection for symptomatic patients which means in the nostril. This type of collection should not be painful or uncomfortable in most cases.

How do I sign up to get tested with Atlas?
Where do I go to get tested with Atlas?

There are multiple collection sites in the Puget Sound area where you may visit to provide a sample for testing. Visit our website for the most up to date list of locations and hours of operations as our schedule may change over time based on demand and staff availability.

How many tests may I purchase?

You may purchase tests for yourself and for minors for whom you are the parent or legal guardian. You may purchase the test for others but each adult must register and create their own account due to HIPAA requirements.

Can I still get/do a test if I have no vehicle?

At this time, we require you to arrive by vehicle and wait in the vehicle.

In the interest of promoting safe social-distancing and not exposing others unknowingly, we do not promote or endorse the use of ridesharing options such as Uber or Lyft, at this time.


AT MY APPOINTMENT

  • How do I collect my sample?
  • What happens if I am unable to collect my sample correctly?
How do I collect my sample?

Please watch our “What to Expect” video on the left.

What happens if I am unable to collect my sample correctly?

Clinic staff will do their best to ensure proper sample collection but an insufficient sample or improper collection is still possible. Should this be realized on site during the collection process, clinic staff may ask you to re-collect the sample. An insufficient sample or improper collection may result in a false negative test result.


AFTER MY APPOINTMENT – RESULTS

  • How long will it take to receive results back from Atlas?
  • How will my results be delivered?
  • What will my results tell me?
  • What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are positive?
  • What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are negative?
  • What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are inconclusive/indeterminate?
How long will it take to receive results back from Atlas?

Because we are currently only providing testing in the local Puget Sound area, in most cases, we will release results within 24-48 hours (except tests completed on Fridays) of sample receipt in the laboratory.

**Please allow an extra 24-hrs for these locations: Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma and Everett

How will my results be delivered?

Test results will be delivered online through the secure portal where you registered for the test. You will receive an email notifying you when your test result is available.

What will my results tell me?

If the virus (SARS-CoV-2 RNA) was detected, not detected, or the result was inconclusive.

What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are positive?

A positive result is indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA but does not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. You should immediately isolation yourself and consult with your physician to discuss your positive test result.

NOTE: SARS-Cov-2 is considered a notifiable condition under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-101, Notifiable Conditions. Results for COVID-19 testing will be reported to the Washington State Department of Health as required.

What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are negative?

A negative result only indicates that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not detected. A negative result does not positively preclude the presence of COVID-19 and be must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information for patient management. In addition, a false negative test result may occur in cases of suboptimal or insufficient sample material or as a result of improper specimen collection. A negative result also does not rule-out the potential to become infected with COVID-19 in the future. You should consult with your physician if you have any questions or concerns.

NOTE: SARS-Cov-2 is considered a notifiable condition under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-101, Notifiable Conditions. Results for COVID-19 testing will be reported to the Washington State Department of Health as required.

What does it mean if my COVID-19 test results are inconclusive/indeterminate?

An inconclusive result indicates that Atlas was unable to reliably determine a result from the submitted specimen. A recollection of the specimen and re-testing may be indicated. If the result remains inconclusive after repeat testing, the specimen may be submitted to the CDC for further testing and determination.

NOTE: SARS-Cov-2 is considered a notifiable condition under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-101, Notifiable Conditions. Results for COVID-19 testing will be reported to the Washington State Department of Health as required.

SAFETY

  • I am concerned about being near others also getting tested and the potential for infection. How is Atlas making sure patients and staff will be safe during the collection process?
  • Are masks or other personal protective equipment available for visitors to Atlas locations?
I am concerned about being near others also getting tested and the potential for infection. How is Atlas making sure patients and staff will be safe during the collection process?

All personnel will adhere to CDC recommended hygiene practices and wear appropriate CDC recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

When you arrive for your appointment, you will remain in your car. Using your phone and a unique link provided to you when you schedule an appointment, you will notify us of your arrival by checking in. A staff member will come to your car and verify your ID and provide you with collection instructions and a sample collection kit. You will self-administer the collection and give the sample to our staff. Then you are free to leave.

Are masks or other personal protective equipment available for visitors to Atlas locations?

Personal protective equipment such as masks are not required for visitors because you will remain in your own car while collecting your sample for testing.



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