Health Gauge Offers Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA Testing


Health Gauge is now administering individual COVID-19 testing in Des Moines, IA and Kansas City, MO. No qualification required. Get your results in under 60 minutes. An appointment is required.



Sofia 2 Sars Antigen FIA test just received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. This test will simply, within 15 minutes, give you a positive or negative result for COVID-19. HealthGauge is one of a small number of companies in the Midwest to receive authorization to provide these tests to the community at large, or for companies big or small.

According to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former Commissioner of the FDA, the Quidel, Antigen test is a “game-changer” in the fight against the Coronavirus. In approximately one-minute, this Antigen, nasal-swab test can be administered at any location. Furthermore, the Quidel, Antigen test yields accurate, timely results (about fifteen minutes); it’s less painful to the recipient (meaning it is not a deep nasal swab), and it’s more cost effective than other Coronavirus tests.


Health Gauge has officially acquired the ability from the Quidel Corporation (QDEL) to offer the Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA test.

Health Gauge wants to help the State of Iowa contain, mitigate, and eliminate the Coronavirus by directly offering the following services to unions, corporations, government and the community at large:

  • Drive through or onsite testing
  • Less invasive nasopharyngeal swab – Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA (Positive/Negative COVID-19 Testing)
  • No qualifying symptoms
  • 30 minute rapid results reporting
  • HIPAA compliant CDC reporting


Sample Aggregate - Onsite Contractor Site Walk Through Event

DateTotal Hours ScreenedNegativePositiveTotal Tested
6/10/2020 5 Hours 438 3 441
  • 20 Employees/Contractors every 15 minutes
  • 5 Minute Test Time
  • 30 Minute Processing Time
  • Negative Results - Test sent out to participant same day
  • Positive Results
    • Superintendent Notified within 30 Minutes of Testing
    • Supervisor Contacted to Notify
    • Call Made from Health Gauge to Employee to Inform of Positive Test Result
    • Isolate and Perform Contract Tracing and Facility Exposure Review
    • 14 Day Quarantine with a Required PCR Test Showing Negative COVID-19 Result to Return to Job Site
  • Aggregate Reporting Provided Next Day


Pricing for the COVID-19 testing is $80

For the last twenty years, with help from a great staff, we built an organization with a solid track record as a mobile, vascular, screening organization. Due to the Coronavirus, we stopped all vascular screenings, modified our business, and are currently setting up test locations across Iowa and the Midwest. We have also entered into a contractual agreement with the State of Iowa to provide specific services as part of the Test Iowa initiative, specifically the Strike Force testing at Long Term Health Care Facilities and manufacturing hotspots to mitigate outbreaks.

The sooner COVID-19 cases are identified, the sooner we can get back to our normal way of life. In addition to social distancing, widespread testing is a proven effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19. Testing gives us crucial data that we need in order to track the spread of the virus, contain it, and to help and save lives. Our FDA approved COVID-19 testing reports data directly to the CDC database.

Our team is ready to talk about getting you (or your organization tested) – whenever its convenient for you. In the meantime, take care, be safe and remain “Iowa” strong.

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Call Us at 877-732-8258