COVID-19 Express At-home Test (MTL)
- Screen for coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Simple saliva collection
- Mail-in kit for home use
- Test in just 5 minutes
- Lab results in 24 hours from receipt at lab
- Free physician consultation
- Free overnight shipping included
Test from the privacy of home
Lab Certified 5-minute test
Get results in 2–5 days
Testing for COVID-19The COVID-19 test collection kit distributed by myLAB Box was developed by a CLIA-certified high complexity clinical laboratory capable of large volume testing. All testing follows the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for conducting COVID-19 testing. The test collection kit uses a non-invasive self-collected saliva (oral fluid) sample from your mouth. This type of specimen collection is much simpler to perform than the current nasopharyngeal (NP) swab which requires passing a swab approximately 3-4 inches long through the nostril into the back of the nose and throat. Self-collection of specimens at home also reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19 to the public and to healthcare providers performing NP swabs in the office or at the hospital. To collect a saliva (oral fluid) sample, you will be asked to rub the swab for at least 20 seconds on the left inside cheek, right cheek, roof of the mouth, and along the top and bottom of the tongue. The swab is then placed in the sterile tube provided in the kit and sent by overnight mail directly to the laboratory for processing. The laboratory uses a combination of viral RNA extraction and amplification along with RT-PCR to detect the COVID-19 virus if present. The accuracy of this test has been validated, and the test can detect as few as 12.5 viral RNA copies/microliter. Test results will be available 24 hours after your specimen arrives at the laboratory. Results will be posted on the myLAB Box HIPAA-compliant confidential customer portal. From the time you place your order, it should take 3-4 days to receive your results, allowing time for overnight shipping the test kit to you and then overnight shipping your specimen to the laboratory in San Dimas, California. As required by law, COVID-19 tests must be ordered by a physician. myLAB Box works with Kulbersh Health Screening Services (KHSS). The KHSS network has physicians in every state who order the test following CDC recommendations (CDC Testing Recommendations for COVID-19). A physician or designated staff member will be available and will call within 24 hours and provide post-test counseling for those who are infected with COVID-19.
Who should be tested and why?To limit the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, it is important to test at-risk individuals in the community. Infected individuals can then stay at home, reducing the likelihood that they will infect others. In addition, contacts of infected individuals can themselves be tested, and if infected, stay home as well. The reasons for ordering a COVID-19 test are listed below in approximate order of importance:
- You have symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection (see Background on the COVID-19 virus for a symptom list) ***
- You have been exposed to a COVID-19 lab-confirmed infected individual:
- In your household
- In your community
- As a healthcare contact by workers and visitors
- You have been traveling overseas in places such as China and Europe with large numbers of COVID-19 infected individuals.
Background on the COVID-19 virusHuman coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illness, similar to the common cold. COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new (novel) form of the human coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus, also known as SAR-CoV-2. For simplicity, we will refer to this new virus as the COVID-19 virus or COVID-19 for short. What we now know is that COVID-19 is a contagious disease that is spread from an infected to an uninfected person through:
- Respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze
- Close personal contact such as touching, hugging or shaking hands, and
- Touching something with the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.
- No symptoms (individual is asymptomatically infected)
- Mild symptoms such as cough, mild fever, sore throat, headache, body ache, and fatigue
- Severe symptoms including moderate to severe difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new
- confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.
1 in 3 people have an STD yet 80% have no symptoms
myLAB Box works only with the best laboratories and health experts to ensure your tests results meet nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done in a clinic or a doctor’s office.
The laboratories we work with are certified CAP and CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of diagnostic testing. HIPAA web security protocols protect your data.
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Collect & mail in your sample in 5 minutes
Get lab-certified results online in 1-5 days
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myLAB Box offers individuals with laboratory services for wellness monitoring. All tests are validated by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Results are comparable to samples collected in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory. Tests used in myLAB Box kits have been developed and performance characteristics determined by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Tests have not been approved by the US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA), although individual components of some tests performed in the laboratory are FDA-cleared. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary for laboratory-developed tests such as those offered by my LAB Box. These tests are used for clinical purposes only. They should not be regarded as investigational or for research. myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing and follow the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The tests, and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. All information given as to the use of the tests is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician`s consultation.