COVID -19 PCR
Gold Standard Test to Detect COVID-19 ( SARS-COV-2) Virus
PCR test. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms
COVID ANTIBODY (IGG)
Antibody test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms.
Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection. Antigen tests are currently authorized to be performed on nasopharyngeal or nasal swab specimens placed directly into the assay's extraction buffer or reagent
RAPID COVID ANTIGEN
Is the Rapid Antigen Test FDA Approved ?
Yes. The United States FDA has made this test available under an emergency access mechanism called Emergency Use Authorization ( EUA)
This test produces results in 10 minutes. The rapid antigen test detects fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected through a nasal swab. A positive test shows an active COVID-19 infection
NYS COVID TRAVEL
We are following NY state guidelines related to recent
If you are coming back from out of state travel you must present a negative test taken within 3 days of leaving your destination and quarantine for 3 days before being able to test on the 4th day or later. We encourage you to book an appointment for COVID Testing to rule out COVID-19 (need to return to work or school, want to visit relatives but want to rule out to have COVID as an asymptomatic carrier, need for travel).
Please note – we have been provided feedback that for certain travel a PCR test result is required within 72 hours. The PCR swab that we send to the lab and is covered by most insurances comes back in 2-3 business days. Please check any travel requirements prior to scheduling to avoid any confusion.