COVID Testing Services
COVID Test Performed at our facility
SARS-COV-2 PCR LAB TEST - Most Insurances accepted - Selfpay $120
SARS-COV-2 PCR RAPID TEST - Most Insurances accepted - Selfpay $100 - Results available same day - 15 minutes
SARS-COV-2 ANTIGEN RAPID TEST - Most Insurances accepted - Selfpay $65 - Results available same day - 15 minutes
SARS-COV-2 ANTIBODY RAPID TEST - Most Insurances accepted - Selfpay $40 - Results available same day - 15 minutes
Below is some information about each test we perform.
NAATs, such as PCR-based tests, are most often performed in a laboratory. They are typically the most reliable tests for people with or without symptoms. These tests detect viral genetic material, which may stay in your body for up to 90 days after you test positive. Therefore, you should not use a NAAT if you have tested positive in the last 90 days.
Antigen tests* are rapid tests that produce results in 15-30 minutes. They are less reliable than NAATs, especially for people who do not have symptoms. A single, negative antigen test result does not rule out infection. To best detect infection, a negative antigen test should be repeated at least 48 hours apart (known as serial testing). Sometimes a follow-up NAAT may be recommended to confirm an antigen test result
Antibody or serology tests look for antibodies in your blood that fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins created by your immune system after you have been infected or have been vaccinated against infection. They can help protect you from infection, or severe illness if you do get infected, for a period of time afterward. How long this protection lasts is different for each disease and each person.
Interpreting Your Results
If Your COVID-19 Test is Positive:
Any positive COVID-19 test means the virus was detected and you have an infection.
Isolate and take precautions including wearing a high-quality mask to protect others from getting infected.
Tell people you had recent contact with that they may have been exposed.
Monitor your symptoms. If you have any emergency warning signs, seek emergency care immediately.
Consider contacting a healthcare provider, community health center, or pharmacy to learn about treatment options that may be available to you. Treatment must be started within several days after you first develop symptoms to be effective.
You are more likely to get very sick if you are an older adult or have an underlying medical condition. Possible treatment may be available for you.
If Your COVID-19 Test is Negative:
A negative COVID-19 test means the test did not detect the virus, but this doesn’t rule out that you could have an infection. If you used an antigen test, see FDA instructions on repeat testing.
If you have symptoms:
You may have COVID-19, but tested before the virus was detectable, or you may have another illness.
Take general public health precautions to prevent spreading an illness to others.
Contact a healthcare provider if you have any questions about your test result or if your symptoms worsen.
If you do not have symptoms, but were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, you should continue to take recommended steps after exposure.
If you do not have symptoms and you have not been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, you may return to normal activities.
Continue to take steps to protect yourself and others, including monitoring for symptoms. Get tested again if symptoms appear.
What you should know before getting tested
When you get tested:
Make sure to test at the right time
Choose the right type of test for your circumstance
Follow test directions as recommended by FDA
If you do not, your results may be less likely to correctly indicate whether you have COVID-19 or not.
When to Get Tested for COVID-19?
Key times to get tested:
If you have symptoms, test immediately.
If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.
If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level.