Sharon Delaney, CNM, ARNP, MPH
Integrating her knowledge of the relationship between public health and personal health to provide holistic women’s healthcare, Sharon brings her expertise to her current women’s health practice at Spokane Valley Holistic Healing, and is excited to offer antibody testing to the community.
In light of several news reports concerning fraudulent and untested covid-19 antibody testing, we want to assure you, our patients, we have been diligent in choosing which labs we are using for antibody testing. The 2 labs we are using for covid-19 antibody testing are Boston Heart Diagnostics (a division of Eurofin Diagnostics) and LabCorp of America.
Due to the urgent need to proceed need for testing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)needs more time to fully approve test kits because this process is detailed and time-consuming. Since this pandemic has circled the globe so rapidly, and continues to affect entire populations, FDA personnel understand the extreme urgency in using all tools possible to contain this novel coronavirus. Antibody testing is one such tool.
The FDA continues to investigate multiple new and previously existing diagnostic laboratories for reliability of test results, standardization of test process, and other factors. Companies who meet FDA criteria are given an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for covid-19 antibody testing. Testing labs or private sellers who do not meet strict criteria are not granted an EAU. Both laboratories we utilize are EUA-approved. For more details, see this link:
Here are the letters of approval for both labs:
Eurofin (Boston Heart): https://www.fda.gov/media/136740/download
If you would like to schedule an telemedicine or phone appointment for covid-19 antibody testing, please call the office. Once you have had your appointment with either Sharon or Dr Toby, you will be directed to the appropriate lab for blood draw. Thank you.