The San Antonio Based Molecular Testing Laboratory, iGenomeDx, is Now Testing for SARS CoV-2, the COVID-19 Disease
There has been a lot of information coming out about the Coronavirus everyday. Some of what I have heard is that there is a shortage of test kits for people needing to test for the virus. In light of that, I would like to let you know there is a testing facility right here in San Antonio that is doing testing for the COVID-19 virus. The test must be done by your doctor and then sent to the facility. So I ask you to please inform your doctor about the iGenomeDx testing facility to help you and others who may be in need of testing. See the Q&A below to answer your questions.
iGenomeDx is a Pharmacogenomics and DNA-based infectious disease testing company based in San Antonio, Texas. They have been in business since 2015.
iGenomeDx uses a DNA-based testing. The DNA-based method can test the patient specimen for multiple pathogen with much faster speed than culture based methodology traditionally used in the current clinical setting.
With just one swab sample done at your doctor’s office, iGenomeDx will run their Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) which will test for multiple viruses & bacteria. With this RPP, iGenomeDx will give you a fast, accurate and the most comprehensive testing of 33 pathogens causing respiratory infection, including the COVID-19. And the turnaround time is only 24-48 hours.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from iGenomeDx :
Q. Do you advertise to physicians or the public or both?
A. Physicians Prescription required
Q. Is your test covered by insurance?
Q. Who does the test?
A. Molecular Biologists and Microbiologist (Lab Technician(s))
Q. Do they have protective equipment for testers?
A. BSL-2 Cabinets, Face Shield, Face Mask, Lab coats, and Protective Eye Glass.
Q. How do you collect specimens?
A. Nasal Swab
Q. Where would you do the testing?
A. At iGenomeDx
Q. What is the turnaround time?
A. 24-48 hrs.
Q. Do physicians send patients to your facility for testing?
A. The patients are swabbed at the doctor’s facility. Only swabbed kits with paperwork comes to the lab.
Location: 4115 Medical Drive – Suite 210, San Antonio, TX 78229
In 2015, two genetic scientists founded iGenomeDx Inc. to bring their expertise in genetic research and laboratory science to San Antonio. Located in the south Texas Medical Center, iGenomeDx is a genetic testing laboratory that specializes in pharmacogenomics and infectious diseases. Using cutting edge technology and state of the art techniques, the iGenomeDx team is passionate about providing accurate, fast and actionable genetic result to help make precision Medicine a reality for patients and providers in the Alamo Region.