PRE VISIT TESTING FOR COVID 19
As COVID-19 continues to be present throughout our community, we have decided for the safety of our patients and our staff to have pre-dental visit COVID testing for all patients who need to take off their masks to be seen for periodontal treatment.
How this works (please read carefully):
Helix MDx Lab, working in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Health Department, has set up drive up testing for the dental community and our patients in the Briarwood Mall parking lot adjacent to the old Sears location at light post marker #16. HelixMDx uses an RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test that tests at 40-45 cycles of PCR, which is a very sensitive test, to help reduce the risk of a false-negative result. A false-negative result means that the test shows a negative result even though the person tested actually is infected with COVID-19.
PLEASE SIGN UP AT:
And click on: DENTAL PATIENTS-WASHTENAW COUNTY
and please fill out the online form from your phone or computer.
YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT TIME TO BE TESTED AND THE LAB WILL NOT CONTACT YOU AFTER YOU SIGN UP... just please show up at the Helix MDx Dental Testing Site in the Briarwood Mall parking lot adjacent to the old Sears location at light post marker #16 as outlined below.
GUIDELINES ON WHEN TO GO TEST
PLEASE DO NOT TEST MORE THAN 3-4 DAYS BEFORE YOU APPOINTMENT
|IF YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT IS SCHEDULED ON :||PLEASE TEST ON:|
|MONDAY OR TUESDAY||FRIDAY BETWEEN 7AM and 9AM|
|WEDNESDAY||MONDAY BETWEEN 7AM and 9AM|
|THURSDAY MORNING||MONDAY BETWEEN 7AM and 9AM|
|THURSDAY AFTERNOON||TUESDAY BETWEEN 7AM and 9AM|
**Once tested, you will need to do your best to self-isolate and wear a mask at all times if you must go out until your appointment time in order to prevent getting infected with COVID-19.
HELIX MDX TESTING SITE AT BRIARWOOD MALL PARKING LOT
We will receive your test results and we will give you your result on arrival to the office (or sooner if you test positive for the COVID-19 virus). If you miss your appointment for any reason, please make sure you call our office immediately to get your test result.
* Please only contact our offcie for your test results (please do not contact HelixMdx or the Washtenaw Co. Health Department for results)