Bode-CARES Testing Service

Bode-CARES – Complete, Turnkey COVID-19 Testing Solution

Bode offers a turn-key solution for our clients including collections, automated software reporting, and high-quality testing

Sample Requests

ComputerBode offers an easy-to-use patient portal for our Bode-CARES clients. Bode can receive a manifest and pre-load patient information so that collections can be streamlined. Once pre-loaded, administrators can pull-up the patient’s record and simply assign a barcode to the sample so that paperwork and record keeping is minimized during the collection.


Bode tests nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or nasal (anterior nares) swabs collected on a nylon flocked swab transported in a universal transport media. Specimens must be submitted on cold packs within 48 hours of collection. Bode can staff medical professionals to observe and manage the onsite collections if desired.

Individual patients will perform self-collections from the Anterior Nares using a nylon swab. Swabs will then be placed in a transport media and sent to the laboratory for testing.


TruckBode manages test requests through our secure patient portal. All personally identifiable information (PII) and reports will be encrypted. The handling and security of the data is HIPAA compliant. 

Bode will provide either cold packs, boxes and FedEx labels for overnight shipping to the laboratory or a courier service for same-day delivery. Transport approach to be determined by Bode prior to testing.

Lab Testing

Test TubesBode-CARES offers COVID-19 testing for approximately 1,000 specimens per day through our CLIA-certified laboratory. Results are evaluated by our scientific experts and reported within approximately 1-2 days of receiving the sample.

Bode brings 25 years of demonstrated technical expertise and advancements of laboratory experience, as well as successful execution of hundreds of contracts.  Based in Lorton, Virginia, Bode employs more than 140 analysts, scientists, and technologists who are dedicated to achieve Bode’s mission of being the most trusted laboratory service provider in the world.


Paper ReportThe individual, and any other authorized individuals, will receive a copy of each Test Report. Results are electronically transmitted to the Virginia Department of Health.




Positive Results

If the individual has a positive test result (SARS-CoV-2 was detected in the specimen), it is very likely that the patient has COVID-19. The individual’s physician should work with the individual to determine the best course of action. 

Negative Results

If SARS-CoV-2 was not detected in the specimen, the individual most likely was not infected at the time the specimen was collected.

The RT-PCR assay utilized in this program is the most sensitive method of detection available. It only determines whether the individual is positive or negative for the virus at the time the test is taken. However, detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA may be affected by specimen collection and transport methods and individual patient characteristics (e.g. stage of infection).