Care Labs at Omnicare Medical Center

COVID-19 Testing: Informed Consent

Please carefully read the following Informed Consent and agree to the terms and conditions by checking the “Agreement” box on the COVID-19 Request webform:

 

  1. I agree to share with CARE LABS OF OMNICARE MEDICAL CENTER all relevant information as required by law for surveillance and investigation of infectious and communicable diseases.

  2. I agree to have CARE LABS OF OMNICARE MEDICAL CENTER collect or supervise the self-collection of a nasopharyngeal swab sample for COVID-19 testing using the Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Health approved COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) or a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

  3. I authorize my test results, negative or positive to be disclosed to the Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Health, or to any other governmental entity as may be required by law.

  4. I acknowledge that a positive test result using a Rapid Antigen test would have to be investigated further and confirmed using PCR Methodology. I further acknowledge that if my confirmatory test is also positive that I must self-isolate and/or be placed in isolation by the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, TURKS & CAICOS and wear a mask or face covering as directed in an effort to avoid infecting others.

  5. I understand the testing unit is not acting as my medical provider, this testing does not replace treatment by my medical provider, and I assume complete and full responsibility to take appropriate action with regards to my test results. I agree I will seek medical advice, care, and treatment from my medical provider if I have questions or concerns, or if my condition worsens.

  6. I understand that, as with any medical test, there is the potential for a false positive or false negative COVID-19 test result.

  7. I understand that specimens for testing by PCR methodology will be conducted by third-party affiliates locally or overseas.

  8. I agree that CARE LABS at OMNICARE MEDICAL CENTER will not be held liable for the following occurrences with test samples in the care of third party affiliates locally or overseas:

    1. Shipping delays

    2. Damages to specimens or packaging

    3. Delays due to referral of specimens by receiving laboratory to a secondary facility

    4. Delays due to operational limitations within the processing facility.

  9. I consent to the electronic capture and transmission of my biodata for the purposes of accurate result certificate generation and the electronic transmission of my final result certificate.

 

I, understand that I will be further informed during the course of the test procedure as to the test purpose, procedures, possible benefits, and risks and that I have been told that I can ask additional questions at any time. I voluntarily agree to this testing for COVID-19.

COVID-19 General Information

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a novel (newly discovered) coronavirus. COVID-19 cases have now been reported in most countries internationally, with many areas having wide-spread community transmission. It is likely that the novel coronavirus is circulating in most communities even if cases have not yet been reported.

 

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer) are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness, including hospitalization and death.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:

  1. Cough

  2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  3. Fever / Chills

  4. Muscle pain

  5. Headache

  6. Sore throat

  7. New loss of taste or smell

  8. Diarrhea

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to or on the day of testing, kindly notify us via our Coordinator or inform the testing team before your test is performed.