88MED has suspended its other services to focus solely on providing COVID-19 testing for multiple communities. We started offering COVID-19 rapid testing at our Omaha location in October as a way to help our community fulfill a growing need, but demand has skyrocketed.
We are currently providing the following COVID-19 testing options for Omaha, Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Sioux Falls.
The COVID-19 rapid antigen test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. This test requires a nasal swab. Results may come back in as soon as 20 minutes. Used to detect an active infection.
This test detects two different types of antibodies (IgM and IgG) that may develop in most patients after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. This test requires a blood sample via finger prick. At this time, it’s unknown how much protection antibodies might provide against reinfection. Used to detect a recent or past infection.
When supplies are available, we offer COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. The PCR test requires an oral swab. Used to detect an active infection.
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Book your appointment online for Omaha, Council Bluffs, Des Moines or Sioux Falls. Your COVID-19 rapid results may be available as soon as 20 minutes after your test. You will receive an email when your results are available to view (check your spam/junk folder!). COVID rapid testing and other lab results are powered by GS Labs.
We have had a wonderful experience with 88MED. The staff there has been beyond phenomenal with all of my calls and questions (Kirk, Becky, Dr. Jackson). I would recommend 88MED. Dr Jackson was fantastic. When you are in a high stress situation involving your loved ones and COVID, the staff having the kindness and patience to answer all of my questions without me feeling like I was a bother is priceless. Every time I called (and it was a lot) they were beyond kind and professional. As a mom and a wife, I thank every one of you. Dr. Jackson even had us laughing during a miserable test. He’s a great doctor.
Very quick. Great at explaining the procedures to our daughter. We opted for both the rapid test and antibody test. We scheduled the night prior and used insurance.
Had my results in less than an hour...very impressed with the experience and would highly recommend.