COVID-19 Molecular/PCR Test

What is the COVID-19 Molecular/PCR test?

The gold standard of COVID-19 tests

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction that detects the virus' genetic material. It is one of the best tests we currently have to detect an active coronavirus infection.

Why is it considered the gold standard?

The test detects active infection and also detects fragments of the virus even if you're no longer infected. It's accuracy levels are higher than any other tests we have, and that's why it's considered the "gold standard".

How accurate is the PCR test?

Positive results are highly accurate for the Molecular test, especially when the specimen is collected by a qualified health professional.

How is the sample collected?

A nasopharyngeal swab is used to collect the specimen.

How long does it take to get results?

We're usually able to get the results of your PCR tests within 24-48 hours.

Need a COVID-19 test?

We offer quick turnaround COVID-19 PCR/Molecular tests. The COVID-19 PCR test is covered by most insurance plans. If you have a suspected exposure, or need a test for travel/work - we have you covered.

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