Directcare offers independently validated testing by CLIA-certified labs in compliance with the FDA Emergency Use Authorization Act.
We strive for quality, convenience and fast results. Our partner labs currently offer PCR swab testing and serology antibody testing requiring a physician lab order which is included in our pricing.
Directcare is led by a cadre of medical professionals including esteemed Cedars-Sinai physician Benjamin Basseri, MD who serves as Medical advisor and director. We've assembled a team of certified allied medical providers who are passionate about delivering top tier concierge service at every appointment.
Our mission is to make healthcare convenient and help the world get back to work.
Which tests are offered through our partner labs?
Covid-19 Laboratory Developed PCR Test
Thermo Fisher and Ortho Clinical are listed on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization at the FDA website, under FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2.
All swab tests have high sensitivity and high specificity.
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Antibody, IgG and IgM Tests
Roche and BD are performing the SARS-CoV-2 Antibody, IgG and IgM Tests in combination. Below is some background information on this testing.
After infection with SARS-CoV-2, viral antigens stimulate the body’s immune system to produce antibodies. The virus incubation period and the days/weeks when the antibodies appear in the blood are defined below.
SARS-CoV-2 virus Antibodies, IgM and IgG
- IgM appears early in the blood circulation after an infection (as early as 3-5 days).
- IgG appears later in the blood circulation after an infection (within 3-4 weeks).
"The IgM and IgG tests are able to detect the antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the kits have high specificity, sensitivity and clinical agreement with samples confirmed with PCR methods (RT-qPCR)".
Benjamin Basseri, MD
A Los Angeles native, Dr. Basseri graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors at UCLA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. Dr. Basseri then attended the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine where he received multiple Letters of Distinction, including in GI Medicine and Hepatology. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.