*Note: Currently All PCR tests (including tests for travel) will have a result within 48 hours

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Des Moines Metro Covid Testing

Get Tested at our west des moines clinic or the DSM Int'l airport (for ticketed passengers)

*Note: Currently All PCR tests (including tests for travel) will have a result within 48 hours

Exemplar Care is offering a variety of COVID-19 testing solutions in the Des Moines metro.

COVID-19 tests are administered at two locations:

1. West Des Moines Clinic, open 24 hours 

2. Des Moines Int’l Airport (**only for ticketed passengers within 72 hours of departure or arrival are to be tested at the airport. Non-traveling individuals may test any time at our West Des Moines Clinic. open from 5am-5pm)

 

 (For onsite-testing solutions, please contact us.)

 

Current Tests Offered

PCR Testing (Nasal or Nasopharyngeal)

  • Cost: $90
  • Results Available: Turnaround time is 48 hours or less.
  • Considered the gold standard, and accepted for international travel
  • FDA Compliance: This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are molecular tests used as a diagnostic test to show if a person has an active coronavirus infection and should take steps to quarantine or isolate themselves from others. This test is administered as an anterior nasal swab OR a nasopharyngeal swab. You can learn more about PCR Testing by clicking here.

We strongly suggest contacting the authorities requesting the test (your airline, resort, hotel, or government bodies at your travel destination amongst others) to determine which test you need.

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Rapid Antigen Testing

  • Cost: $65
  • Results Available: 1 hour or less
  • FDA Compliance: This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA

COVID-19 Rapid Testing is now available. Antigen COVID-19 tests detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection. This test is administered as a nasal swab. We are using the BD Veritor system antigen testing. You can learn more about this test by clicking here.

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Antibody Testing

  • Cost: $25
  • Results Available: 1 hour or less
  • FDA Compliance: This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA

Antibody levels help indicate immune response, giving a person an indication if they been infected with SARS CoV-2 in the past. We test for both IgM and IgG antibodies.

Schedule your Antibody Test

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Frequent Asked Questions

There are 2 PCR tests online, which test do I need?

We are a testing facility; you will need to check with whoever is requesting the test for the exact requirement of the test needed.  This would be like your airline, resort, hotel, or travel destination.

When can I test? 

We have two locations.  We are open 24/7 at our West Des Moines location and can provide whichever test you sign up for at whatever time is convenient for you.  Our airport location is open from 5am to 5pm.

Which do you recommend?/ I don’t know what to do?/ What do you think?

We are a testing facility and cannot answer those kinds of questions. We strongly suggest contacting the authorities requesting the test (such as airline, resort, hotel, or travel destination) to determine which test you need.

What is the difference between the two PCR tests? 

The anterior nasal swab PCR test goes into both sides of the nose but only as deep as the bridge of the nose.  Whereas the nasopharyngeal swab PCR test goes into one side of the nose all the way through the nasal passage to the back of the throat.

Is there a difference in price between the 2 PCR Tests? 

No there is not a difference in price, both PCR tests will cost $90

How long do PCR results take? 

Both PCR tests currently take 48-hours or less.

Are your covid tests approved for Hawaii?

Our tests are not currently approved for Hawaii, however we are in the process of becoming a preferred partner. This FAQ will be updated when our status changes.

Are your covid tests CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited?

If you sign up for a PCR test, the results are CAP accredited through pathology lab. We will also provide a print copy of your results, which is needed for international travel.

Can anyone get tested?

Airport Testing: Only ticketed passengers within 72 hours of travel are eligible to be tested onsite at the airport

West Des Moines Clinic: Exemplar Care is offering testing to the general public, as well as employer groups that directly contract with us.

 

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance at this time. All tests are cash-pay prices.

Where does testing take place?

COVID-19 tests are administered at two locations:

  1. Des Moines Int’l Airport,* open for testing from 4am-8pm
    2. West Des Moines Clinic, open for testing 24 hours

 (For onsite-testing solutions, please contact us.)

*only ticketed passengers within 72 hours of departure or arrival are to be tested at the airport. Non-traveling individuals may test any time at our West Des Moines Clinic.

How do I pay for my test?

You can pay with credit card or debit card. You will be prompted for payment during the sign-up process. If you have questions about your payment, or a refund, please contact us

How fast are results made available?

Turnaround time for results vary between testing. Please read our descriptions above for specific information on your test. The times listed above are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.

Do you test children?

Yes we will test children. Please consult with your physician before signing up for a test.

How do I know which test I should sign up for?

Please consult with your physician. If you are looking to receive a negative test for travel-related compliance, please note that most airlines and travel companies are requiring a negative PCR test result for travel reasons.

How can I reschedule my appointment?

To reschedule your appointment contact us

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