COVID-19 lab tests can detect the presence of COVID-19. The type of test you need depends on your circumstances. Both tests involve using a swab to collect a sample from your tonsils or nose.
At-Home & Small Group Covid-19 Testing
We offer at-home testing for individuals, families, and small groups.
Select from one of the following options:
COVID PCR Test – $99
This standard nasal viral PCR lab test can determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. Results in 1-2 business days (lab closed on Sundays).
Rapid and High Accuracy
Rapid PCR Test – $199
The rapid PCR COVID-19 test combines the highest accuracy of PCR with speed and convenience. Results available in 2-4 hours.
The COVID-19 RT-PCR molecular tests identify nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2. This is the most reliable test because it looks for the COVID-causing virus. But results take 1-2 days. We use PCR testing (polymerase chain reaction) for all our in-house testing. This is a type of molecular testing that delivers an accuracy of greater than 99%.
The Rapid COVID test looks for antigens. Your immune system attaches these proteins to the outside of the virus as it tries to fight it. Rapid tests can provide results in 15 minutes but may result in false positives.
COVID-19 is caused by certain strains of airborne coronaviruses that may enter the body through the nose or mouth. Once they are inside the body, your immune system will attempt to identify and destroy the virus before it can multiply. The symptoms you experience depend on how effectively your immune system fights the virus.
Common symptoms include fever, sniffles, coughing, fatigue, and inflammation. These are all immune responses as your body fights the virus. You may have no symptoms.