HOW MUCH DOES THE TEST COST?
The cost of the test is $100. If the test is medically necessary (you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19), your insurance may cover this cost. If you do not have Insurance but are symptomatic, we can process your test through the Cares Act 2020, so it should be free of charge to you.
HOW SOON WILL I HAVE A RESULT?
You will typically receive your results within 12-48 hours of the swab entering our lab. We provide the results of the test via the method defined within our test request form.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY PCR TEST IS POSITIVE?
If you have a positive PCR test, you should isolate yourself following the guideline outlined by the CDC.
If your symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, or extreme headaches, you should contact your emergency room or urgent care immediately for instructions. You should also inform any close contacts you had within 2 days prior to symptom onset (or the positive test if you have not had symptoms) that you have the illness so that they can quarantine and also get tested.
WHAT IF MY TEST IS NEGATIVE, BUT I HAVE SYMPTOMS?
Many other illnesses cause similar symptoms to COVID-19. You may have another of these infections. You can ask your provider to evaluate you for these other conditions. It is also possible that your test was negative because you did not yet have a high enough amount of the virus in your sample at the time of testing. If you have been exposed, and develop symptoms after a negative test, you may choose to be re-tested 3-5 days after the initial test.