Update on Store Operations
We continue to operate under normal store hours:
After hours, leave a message for a call back from our on-call pharmacist.
Delivery remains available within Key Biscayne.
Delivery outside of KB is limited. Please call to inquire.
Now, more than ever, we stand with you.
What is an antibody test?
When our bodies are exposed to a virus, it protects itself by creating "specialized" anti-bodies to combat that specific pathogen. Therefore, the presence of anti-bodies tells us if you have previously been exposed to a particular virus, such as COVID-19, even if you never experienced symptoms.
Why is it important to know?
For starters, the presence of anti-bodies normally means you are protected from future infection. Further, because many people never experience symptoms, testing for anti-bodies gives us further insight into the spread rate of this virus.
Who should get screened for antibodies?
Anyone who suspects they may have been exposed to Caronavirus in the last several months. If you experienced symptoms, travelled to a highly-infected area (such as China, Europe, or New York), or work in a high-risk environment such as a medical facility, you may want to get tested.
How does it work?
This is a simple serological test where a blood droplet is extracted via finger-prick and tested for the presence of antibodies. This test is conducted on-site at the pharmacy. You will have results within 15 minutes.
Will it tell me if I currently have Caronavirus?
This test is NOT intended to diagnose an active Caronavirus infection. In fact, it can take the body up to 2 weeks to generate antibodies; therefore, you can test negative for anti-bodies but still be actively infected. If you suspect you have an active COVID-19 infection, please contact your doctor immediately to determine if you need testing.
Is it an approved test?
The Covid-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test we are using is listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA).
1. I would like to get tested for antibodies. What should I do next?
The first step is to complete the Patient Intake form found here. A separate form must be completed for every individual person being tested. You will be contacted within 2-3 business days to book your appointment.
2. How do I submit payment for antibody testing?
Once you submit the Patient Intake form, you will receive an information packet outlining next steps and a payment link. The cost of each individual test is $64.
3. When does antibody testing take place?
Testing takes place at Ethos Monday through Saturday between 9am-12pm. You will be able to select the day and time that works best for you.
4. I am currently feeling some symptoms. Can I get tested?
The antibody test is not a method for diagnosing active COVID-19 infections. If you are symptomatic and feel you may have Caronavirus, you will need a different test. Please contact your physician immediately or check the CDC website for more information.
5. Do you have masks, gloves, and other protective gear?
We continue to receive regular shipments of essential items throughout the week, though these items tend to sell-out within the same day. We suggest coming by in the morning when shipments arrive or requesting to be added to our wait list by filling out this form.
6. How can I get a free thermometer?
We are offering free thermometers to anyone on Key Biscayne who is over 60 years old or who is a higher risk due to an underlying condition such as hypertension, pulmonary disease, diabetes, etc. This is open to everyone, including Ethos non-members. While supplies last.
Unfortunately, we cannot make deliveries of thermometers only, but we can add them to an existing prescription delivery upon request. Alternately, you can have someone pick up a thermometer on your behalf.