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WNC PROVIDERSCOVID-19 Testing and Services

As a regional clinical laboratory, CommunityLab’s focus is the overall health and well-being of WNC communities. Through community collaboration, we aim to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing throughout WNC.

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BROAD-BASED TESTINGScalable "ALL IN" Approach to COVID-19 Testing

As infection progresses, the body’s immune response to the virus changes. CommunityLab offers a variety of COVID-19 tests designed to capture the different phases of the immune response to the virus.

CommunityLab offers the following COVID-19 strategies.

Viral PCR for Active Infection (Nasopharyngeal)

  • Gold standard test
  • Most sensitive

Viral PCR using SalivaDirect™ Method (Saliva) (Coming Soon)

  • Non-invasive saliva collections
  • More cost effective than traditional
  • Uses cutting-edge method developed by Yale University

IgM/IgG Antibody for Prior Infection (Serum/Plasma)

  • Rapid
  • Semi-quantitative
  • Follow-up or add-on to any COVID-19 test
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PUTTING WNC FIRSTRegional Laboratory Partnership Services

Get the dedication and rapid results only a local laboratory can provide combined with all the expertise of an experienced national clinical laboratory

With a focus on COVID-19 testing, CommunityLab is uniquely positioned to provide the communities of WNC with accurate, reliable, and rapid turnaround of results.

In order to accomplish these goals, we are implementing services and cutting-edge processes that enhance efficiency and use resources wisely while allowing for rapid growth.  This will allow us to meet the needs of WNC and benefit public health.

Services Include

  • Medical Courier Pickup
  • 24-Hour Regional Turnaround Time
  • Quick and Easy Online Provider/Patient Result Portal
  • Arden Facility Bulk Drop-Off
  • Interface with Hospital/Clinic EHR
  • Mobile Site Patient Referral
  • Online Test Ordering
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSTesting and Services

Are tests accurate and do the COVID-19 tests at CommunityLab have 'Emergency Use Authorization' (EUA)?

Lab test accuracy is measured in two ways—specificity and sensitivity. CommunityLab tests have met robust validation standards and have been granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for public health and clinical use.

Meeting CDC laboratory safety practices and biosafety guidelines for specimen handling and laboratory workplace safety as well as World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory biosafety guidelines is critical to keep employees safe and maintain integrity of the lab results.

Going beyond requirements, CommunityLab’s floor plan includes a clean room providing additional protection from contamination and elevating quality control.

Does CommunityLab report positive/negative results to NCDHHS?

Pursuant to Session Law 2020-4 Section 4.10.(a), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) requires laboratories to report the results of all COVID-19 testing.

Is CommunityLab prepared to run high volume testing for the community?

Yes. CommunityLab plans to offer a variety of full-scale COVID-19 testing options with high throughput and accuracy to support high-volume community testing needs.

CommunityLab’s state-of-the-art equipment and technology is robust. The lab operation is scalable for growth depending on demand for testing and available resources.

Is CommunityLab a CLIA-Certified High Complexity Laboratory?

Yes. CommunityLab is CLIA-certified (#34D1054007). Additionally, CommunityLab is voluntarily accredited by COLA, a premier laboratory accreditation, education and consultation organization.

Answers to FAQs for billing, mobile testing, healthcare providers, and patients.