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Celltrion covid test. #273419
01/15/2022 07:11 PM
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I've just been informed I cannot received the Bimax test because of delays and have opted for the Celltrion that can be delivered immediatley. They claim it is FDA/Eu approved and just as reliable and effective as Bimax. Will this get me into the US and BVI's?? Slight panic now as its impossible to get test her in Nor Cal.

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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273422
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Manpot - do you know if it is a proctored test that provides a full written lab report? The report must also include a CLIA certification (for both the USVI and BVI)..When are you departing?

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273423
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Have you tried ordering from Optum? My orders from them came way faster than from Emed. Same Binax Abbott tests.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273427
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Trying to get info is really hard.I am testing Jan 25.. Emed is 4to 5 days not guaranteed.If anyone out there has a B test kitsI will happily pay $$$ via FedEx. Dont need this on top of eveything else..thought I had this tiny detail taken care of!!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273432
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https://www.emed.com/products/covid-at-home-testkit-six-pack

I have recently been able to get a 6 pack of the Proctored tests overnighted via Fed Ex easily. Link above.

Good luck.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273438
01/15/2022 10:36 PM
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I had friends order the Emed test kit earlier this week. The order forced him to pay for FedEx overnight(I think $30). He ordered in the early evening and had them in 2 days. Basically overnight, he missed shipping that first day. I see Optum is showing 4 to 5 day delay. I would order the 6 pack from Emed. Will probably ship Monday and deliver on Tuesday. I have my 6 pack for testing going both directions with a spare. I think we are on the same schedule to fly Jan 28th.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273439
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Haven’t used the emed proctored kits yet but we ordered last week and received them the next day Fedex

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273453
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Manpot how many do you need and where are you located? I can ship you 2 tomorrow from NY, no$$.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273455
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We may have some extra tests but won’t get back until 1/19

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: skipdastraw] #273459
01/16/2022 11:47 AM
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skipdastraw:I am in Sonoma, Ca..42 Cuernevaca Drive, Sonoma , Ca 95476...707 938 3835. I would be over the moon if you could overnight your spare tests but I absoliutely insist on paying..or buying you a very expensive dinner in the islands!! Or a couple of nights at CRC!!Trying to get the Bimax tests here in Ca is near impossible. The Emed guy said 4 to 5 business days and tomorrow is MLK Day and I need to test Jan 25 ..and he would not guarantee that and could not tell me if they had tests ready to ship. MI Diver..thanks too..I will rep;ay all these kindnesses but if skipdastraw can get those two me ( I am solo) than I'll be set..Great news..thanks..Got to love TTOL!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: skipdastraw] #273460
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skipdastraw:I am in Sonoma, Ca..42 Cuernevaca Drive, Sonoma , Ca 95476...707 938 3835. I would be over the moon if you could overnight your spare tests but I absoliutely insist on paying..or buying you a very expensive dinner in the islands!! Or a couple of nights at CRC!!Trying to get the Bimax tests here in Ca is near impossible. The Emed guy said 4 to 5 business days and tomorrow is MLK Day and I need to test Jan 25 ..and he would not guarantee that and could not tell me if they had tests ready to ship. MI Diver..thanks too..I will rep;ay all these kindnesses but if skipdastraw can get those two me ( I am solo) than I'll be set..Great news..thanks..Got to love TTOL!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273461
01/16/2022 12:01 PM
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If everyone falls through I can get a couple to you and I get a nice discount on FedEx. Issue is that I am iced in at the moment and not sure when roads will be safe. Thinking Tuesday.
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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273470
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I absolutely can get them to you before the 25th! I didn't realize tomorrow is MLK day so USPS is closed (and we are getting a storm) but I will send first thing Tuesday AM and send tracking. I assume that is your phone # I can text it to? Breathe...It's all good!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: skipdastraw] #273472
01/16/2022 01:08 PM
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Wonderful...that is the home land line..my cell is 310 500 0664 but I'm not a big text fan. E mail is good malcolmboyes@earthlink.net. Please let me know $$ as I insist on paying for this HUGE favour. And I really hope we can meet up in the islands so I can really thank you..dinner at The Sugar Mill?

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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273473
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I thought I was the only person left on the planet that preferred email to texting! I will email you tracking. Two tests enough?
Maybe our paths will cross for a Painkiller someday but I am truly just happy to help!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273474
01/16/2022 01:22 PM
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Manpot - If it doesn't work out with Skipdastraw, I have some spares here in Marin. I've had no trouble ordering 6-packs from emed. Usually get them in 2-3 days.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273476
01/16/2022 01:43 PM
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Husker..thanks and you are just down the road but "skip" has really saved my bacon and I intend to reward him with more than a Painkiller!! Two tests, BTW are perfect. I'll take those other tests down there with me and see if anyone there needs them.Love this "pay it forward" way that really does still exist with some folks..and the folks here on TTOL have always been great at helping each other..Thanks one and all..

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273478
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At least you have a plan B, Mal. We'll been down the first week in Feb. Agree, TTOL is a great little community. Excellent contributors. Lots of helpful folks. My goto for everything BVI for sure. Have a great trip.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Husker] #273481
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I hope we can hook up in Feb..I am down til early April...

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Husker] #273482
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Originally Posted by Husker
At least you have a plan B, Mal. We'll been down the first week in Feb. Agree, TTOL is a great little community. Excellent contributors. Lots of helpful folks. My goto for everything BVI for sure. Have a great trip.


Truth brother...

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273532
01/17/2022 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Manpot
Husker..thanks and you are just down the road but "skip" has really saved my bacon and I intend to reward him with more than a Painkiller!! Two tests, BTW are perfect. I'll take those other tests down there with me and see if anyone there needs them.Love this "pay it forward" way that really does still exist with some folks..and the folks here on TTOL have always been great at helping each other..Thanks one and all..

Yes, definitely bring them. We are buying all the extras that our guest have when they leave so we have a nice stash here when someone needs one!


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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273541
01/17/2022 11:37 AM
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With the new government mandate that health insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of 8 home test kits per household per month I expect there will be supply chain issues coming.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: CottageGirl] #273543
01/17/2022 12:11 PM
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However, those supply chain issues will probably not affect proctored tests like the BinaxNow because they are more expensive and are not fully covered like non-proctored tests. From my conversations with their customer service agents, I expect supply through the Emed website for the 6 packs will pretty much be available with a few days notice. If you plan three weeks ahead, should be no problem.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: CarolinaSailor] #273553
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I ordered my tests through Emed on Jan.11th, still no confirmation to track.
I called and they could not give me a delivery date.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: clementine] #273574
01/17/2022 05:29 PM
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Just for my information, was that a 2, 3, or 6 pack? I understand that the 2/3 packs are in higher demand.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: CarolinaSailor] #273575
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6 pack

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: clementine] #273577
01/17/2022 05:34 PM
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Thanks. Given that today is a holiday, hopefully you will hear something soon. Please keep us updated as you get information.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273580
01/17/2022 05:52 PM
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I received an order confirmation, but no shipping notification. They showed up the following day.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: tradewinds] #273588
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Originally Posted by tradewinds
I received an order confirmation, but no shipping notification. They showed up the following day.


Me too

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So how many days did they take to arrive?

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273629
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Ordered Jan. 3rd received the 5th

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273630
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Ordered Jan. 13th, received the 14th.

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273646
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I have ordered the proctored tests from eMed. Just to be certain, can I use the proctored test for both entry to the BVI and return to the US? Fully vaccinated and flying to EIS via SJU. Thanks!


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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: ohstate] #273654
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Originally Posted by ohstate
I have ordered the proctored tests from eMed. Just to be certain, can I use the proctored test for both entry to the BVI and return to the US? Fully vaccinated and flying to EIS via SJU. Thanks!

Yes, you can use the eMed.com tests for entry to the BVI and return to the USVI. Try to take your initial test 2 days before your arrival in the BVI so it will satisfy the USVI portal requirement and eliminate the BVI arrival test.


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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #273658
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Excellent. Thanks!


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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273836
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If we had a TTOLer of the month award I would nominate Aimee (skipdastraw). She didnt know me from Adam but overnight shipped two Bimax tests to me from NY and insisted on no payment ( have to fix that). Most other months Jason Helmbrecht would be the hands down winner!

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Originally Posted by Manpot
If we had a TTOLer of the month award I would nominate Aimee (skipdastraw). She didnt know me from Adam but overnight shipped two Bimax tests to me from NY and insisted on no payment ( have to fix that). Most other months Jason Helmbrecht would be the hands down winner!



I second this!!!!

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273853
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FYI, I ordered the tests from eMed a few days ago. They confirmed my order and said they would let me know when it shipped. I haven’t heard from eMed about shipping, but FedEx just let me know my package is on the way. I set up a free account with FedX to track shipments and they let me know when any package is in their system. Although sometimes it is just that the label was printed but they hadn’t received the package yet. Something you can try if you are waiting for a shipment.


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Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273863
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Aw, appreciate that! The best "payment" is to help someone simply because you can.
Someday you will tell me a story of the BVI and that will make me happy. smile

Re: Celltrion covid test. [Re: Manpot] #273868
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Originally Posted by Manpot
If we had a TTOLer of the month award I would nominate Aimee (skipdastraw). She didnt know me from Adam but overnight shipped two Bimax tests to me from NY and insisted on no payment ( have to fix that). Most other months Jason Helmbrecht would be the hands down winner!

Glad it worked out, Mal! Agree with your both your award nominations.

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