Frequently Asked Questions PCR COVID-19 Testing
Our simple and noninvasive procedure takes only one minute. Our medical experts collect a shallow-nasal swab, which is far less invasive than the sample collection procedure used at many COVID-19 testing sites. Our experts will then process each sample at our laboratory location, using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The entire analysis process takes less than 3 hours and you’ll have your finalized COVID-19 test results in the SAME DAY!
Yes! In fact, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) requires all insurance companies to cover the entire cost of RT PCR testing during this time of crisis. We accept all forms of health insurance for 48 hour results turnaround
RT-PCR testing has been regarded as the best-practice COVID-19 test since the early days of the pandemic. Rapid Antigen tests are less accurate. Our trained medical teams perform multiple COVID-19 tests and cross-compare the results, further reducing the likelihood of a false positive, and increasing the accuracy of your final analysis beyond what you’d get at a regular COVID-19 testing site.
Our laboratory technicians will send you confirmation of a positive or negative COVID test result, along with a full explanation of the RT-PCR tests we performed, and the results of those tests. We’ll also send you an informational sheet explaining what steps you should take if you have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
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If you test negative for COVID-19, we will send you a medical certificate confirming this result, which will help you demonstrate your eligibility to travel outside the US.