Rapid PCR COVID-19 Swab
- Purpose: Present infection
- Method: Swab
- Result in: Same day delivered to you electronically in your LabFinder portal
- Test: Abbott ID Now
- Cost: $150 for the Test-Only (Does not include doctor consultation*)
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization
Rapid PCR COVID-19 Swab
When to test
This test shows whether a patient is positive with an acute COVID-19 infection within the same day, as opposed to the typical 3-5 day estimated wait time for most nasal swab tests.
What Can You Expect From A Rapid PCR COVID Test?
DÂ Test? The rapid PCR COVID Test is administered at the point of care by throat or nasal swab by a licensed medical assistant or primary care provider. The results show whether a patient is positive with an acute COVID-19 infection within the same day, as opposed to the typical 3-5 day estimated wait time for most nasal swab tests.
What Test or Protocol Is Used for the Rapid PCR COVID Test?
This test uses theÂ Abbott IDNow test.
What Can I Learn From A Rapid PCR COVID Test?
Like the standard PCR COVID test, this test involves using a nasal swab to collect mucus and determine whether or not the COVID-19 virus is currently present. However, unlike other tests which take 3-5 days to get a positive or negative result, Rapid PCR Testing allows you to get your results the same day as the test is administered. It cannot determine whether you have had the coronavirus in the past and recovered, but is highly useful for people who need to know ASAP whether they are currently infected with the virus.
Do You Offer Other COVID-Related Testing?
Besides the rapid PCR COVID test, there is also a nasal swab testing for COVID-19, as well asÂ antibody testingÂ to determine whether you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past.
How much does the Rapid PCR COVID Test Cost?
The FDA-approved Rapid COVID PCR test cost is a self-pay of $150. All of our tests are required to be done through a consultation with one of our MinuteMed providers. That cost does not include the doctor consultation, which is covered by most insurance carriers. Currently, we are able to provide our patients with a bill that you can submit to your carrier for reimbursement.
Like the standard PCR COVID test, this test involves using a nasal swab to collect mucus and determine whether or not the COVID-19 virus is currently present.