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Avero Diagnostics Offering COVID-19 Testing

To support the need for accurate COVID-19 testing in the US, Avero Diagnostics is offering COVID-19 PCR and Antibody testing.

Gold-Standard PCR Testing

  • RT-PCR assay for SARS-CoV-2 detects the viral genetic material (viral RNA) that is present in the body.
  • Determines whether the patient has an active COVID-19 infection, potentially before symptoms of the disease are present.
  • Tests performed by our CLIA-certified and CAP accredited laboratory under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA.

Flexible Specimen Collection

  • 24–48 hour turnaround time; to date, 97% of specimens reported within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Nasal, nasal mid-turbinate, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swab specimens accepted; stable for 3 days at room temperature.
  • All testing supplies, specimen collection kits, and courier services supplied by Avero.
  • CDC-required state reporting performed for all COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

  • Antibody testing run on the Roche Elecsys® platform using Roche's Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay.
  • Determines whether the patient may have had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, even if patient never experienced symptoms.
  • The test is performed as a blood draw.

Reasonable Testing Cost

  • Thanks to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the CARES Act, many people will have no out-of-pocket cost when testing is deemed medically appropriate by the healthcare provider.
  • All testing is healthcare provider directed and requires a provider signature on the test requisition form.
  • Avero will bill third party payor insurance or Medicaid/Medicare on the patient’s behalf. Self-pay or client bill options also available.

For testing, results or general questions related to COVID-19 in states other than Washington, please contact our Client Service Team at:
Phone 877.232.9924
Fax 469.232.9927

For Washington testing, scheduling, results, or general questions related to COVID-19 testing, please contact our Client Service Team at 360.527.4592 or email

The Client Service Team is available Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm; Sat & Sun 8am-6:30pm PST.

Bellingham, WA Laboratory COVID-19 Testing

(Physician order required and appointment must be scheduled in advance of testing)
3548 Meridian Street, #101
Bellingham, WA 98225

Providers: Provide a completed requisition and return to the lab at:
Fax to 360.527.9960

Patients: Book an appointment online or call 360.527.4592 to schedule.


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