Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing made by Quidel and run on Sofia-2 machine is available to patients who have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 test result or to patients with COVID-19 symptoms. The test is performed after doing a telemedicine visit with one of our providers to ensure it is done at the right time. Testing too early after exposure can increase the risk of a false negative result. We are doing testing at a specific time of the day in order to limit the exposure of our staff. The specimen is collected in your car, and you will get your results back by the end of business day. Charges will be submitted to your insurance carrier. However, you are responsible for any charges not covered by your insurance.
SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Test is a real-time test intended for qualitative detection of nucleic acid that detects ultra-low levels of viral RN that can exist in the system for days or weeks after being contagious. The specimen is collected in your car (a specimen handling of $25 will be charged to cover PPE and laboratory supplies) and sent out to Quest Laboratory. Your RT-PCR test result may range from 3-5 days, up to 10 days.