The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the need for fast and accurate diagnostic testing to prevent the spread of infectious disease. And now, Confidians and non-Confidians have access to the technology that makes it possible — only at Confidia.
The BioFire® FilmArray® System provides revolutionary technology for a simpler, faster, and more accurate diagnosis to expedite your Path to True Health™.
Symptoms & Conditions
BioFire® Diagnostic Testing rapidly detects the pathogens most commonly associated with respiratory infections, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
- Shortness of breath or labored breathing
- Muscle soreness
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
Inside The Science
When it comes to your health, time is of the essence. The back and forth from your primary care doctor’s office to labs that take days, sometimes weeks, to get test results takes away from crucial time that could be spent treating your condition.
With BioFire® Diagnostic Testing from Confidia Health Institute, you can get an appointment to get tested, skip the long lines, and get reliable results for a wide variety of respiratory conditions within 24 hours.
The BioFire® Respiratory Panel tests for viruses and bacteria, using multiplex PCR technology to simultaneously test for 19 targets in about an hour. The BioFire® rapid PCR test delivers results that are fast, accurate, and comprehensive.
DISCLAIMER: BIOFIRE® IS INTENDED TO ONLY TEST PATIENTS WITH UPPER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AND/OR POSSIBLE COVID SYMPTOMS.
A More Accurate Rapid PCR Test
The rapid tests being used to detect COVID-19 are antigen tests, not PCR or DNA, and are only accurate if you have symptoms. The problem with this: many respiratory illnesses present with nearly indistinguishable symptoms.
Approved by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization, the BioFire® machine identifies 19 viral and bacterial pathogens that are common causes of respiratory illness with a 98% specificity rate and 100% sensitivity rate. This makes for a drastically-improved rapid test, with only a 2% chance of a false positive result and 100% certainty with a negative result.
If you are experiencing symptoms, Confidia’s BioFire® testing not only rules out COVID-19 — it identifies the cause of your symptoms for a proper diagnosis.
How Testing Works
Make an appointment at our Bristol or Plantsville locations. If you have symptoms, our staff can schedule you for a telehealth visit and perform the test right from your car.
Get a Rapid PCR Test
Covered by insurance. No lines. Get results within 24 hours.
Allergy Treatment Plans
With the data from your Allergy Test, Confidia Health Institute can create a plan to reduce or eliminate your exposure to the allergens causing your symptoms. You will know the exact triggers of your allergic reactions, and how to avoid the triggers in the future.
Your allergy treatment will become part of a personal, connected care plan that builds Your Path to True Health. By reducing your body's need to spend energy fighting allergens, you'll feel better and be more productive.
If you require specific extracts to combat seasonal or perennial allergies, Confidia can provide Allergy Immunotherapy. These custom-mixed products can slowly train your immune system to be less sensitive to allergens. Tiny amounts of the allergen are introduced to your body over time, slowly getting your immune system used to the allergen. Then, when your body is exposed to the allergen during normal day-to-day activity, your immune system is stronger and doesn’t create a reaction.
Why Confidia is Different
Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for achieving true body health. Unlike traditional primary care physicians, Confidia Health Institute can perform diagnostic testing services inside the Institute rather than sending you to another facility.
Start with a True Health Evaluation™. Become a Confidian Today.
Start with a True Health Evaluation™ to see if Diagnostic Testing is right for you. During this introductory session, we’ll cover aspects of your life you’d like to improve on and habits to get you on Your Path to True Health™.
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