The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is considered the gold standard in COVID-19 testing. The collected sample is sent to a lab for results. The PCR test is recommended for travel.
How is it administered? Who should take it?
The COVID-19 PCR test is done by applying a nasal swab through the patient’s nose to test secretions. The test will show if you have an active infection and if you are contagious. It is open to anyone with active symptoms or who have come in contact with a possible COVID-19 patient.
When do I get my results?
PCR test results will be available as per typical laboratory processing time - within 48 to 72 hours. One of our staff members will call you to discuss your lab results.
How much does the COVID-19 PCR test cost? What if I am not insured?
The lab costs of COVID-19 testing are covered by most insurance companies. You are responsible for the co-pay and deductible for the office visit. Please check our accepted insurance to find out if we take your insurance.
For uninsured patients, we will have a cash pay option with a prompt-pay price of $250. This covers the COVID-19 evaluation, testing, and all associated lab costs.
What is the testing process?
An evaluation will first be performed by the health care provider via a virtual/telemedicine appointment. After the appointment, your test will be administered from your car. One of our technicians will come to you and administer the test in our parking lot.