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Des Moines Metro Covid Testing

Des Moines Int'l Airport*

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West Des Moines Clinic

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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. Des Moines Int’l Airport,* open from 4am-8pm
2. West Des Moines Clinic, open 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.

 

Current Tests Offered

PCR Testing

  • Cost: $90
  • Results Available: Less than 24 hours
  • 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 a nasopharyngeal swab. You can learn more about PCR Testing by clicking here.

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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.

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Frequent Asked Questions

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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