Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT)

The Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (NAAT) for the novel coronavirus. In a time when testing laboratories are dealing with a backlog of COVID tests causing patients to wait days for delayed results. This FDA-approved, nasal swab will return a positive or negative test on the same day.

Quick Facts:
  • Purpose: Present infection
  • Method: Nasal Swab
  • Result in: Same day delivered to you electronically in your LabFinder portal
  • Test: Abbott ID Now
  • Cost: Covered by most health insurances or self-pay fee for $175
  • FDA Emergency Use Authorization
*An invoice will be supplied to those who wish to submit the claim to their health insurance for reimbursement to the extent available from the carrier

Other COVID-19 Test you can schedule through LabFinder: Regular and Rapid COVID PCR tests, as well as Antigen test can determine if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. The COVID Antibody Test is used to determine if someone has had COVID-19 in the past. All tests are important and have their specific uses. Please note, all labs have instituted all procedural changes recommended by the CDC to ensure that all of our patients’ safety is protected in every way possible when they come to the office or test facility for appointments while the pandemic is ongoing.

List of Coronavirus Symptoms The latest CDC published that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC claims it will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. The CDC also advises on seeking medical attention when emergency warning signs occur for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT)

Book a Rapid Molecular COVID Nasal Swab (RT-NAAT)

When to test

You should get Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT) if you: Think you may have COVID-19 • have been exposed to someone tested positive • need same-day results • need results to get back to work or school • need results to travel or be accepted into the state or USA.

What to expect from a Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT)?

Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT) is similar to the regular PCR test. The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of this test. A positive result indicates the detection of Nucleic Acid from the relevant virus. Nucleic Acid may persist even after the virus is no longer viable. For travel purposes, the patient must contact the airline and destination for guidance on current requirements. We cannot guarantee the results of this test will be accepted by any airline or any government jurisdiction. For countries requiring a RT-PCR test, this specific test will NOT be accepted.

What test or protocol is used for the Rapid Molecular Test?

Rapid Molecular Test uses Abbott ID Now test. The ID Now COVID-19 Assay is a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) that uses transcription mediated amplification to provide accurate identification of COVID-19 Rna. This rapid test had an overall performance of 93.3% positive agreement (sensitivity) and 98.4% negative agreement (specificity). Further, the ID NOW rapid test showed a performance of 97.0% positive agreement (sensitivity).

Do you offer same day results COVID Testing?

Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT) allows for same day results COVID testing. Results are delivered the same day to you electronically in your LabFinder portal.

Do you offer other COVID related testings?

Besides the Rapid Molecular Test, you may also book for a Regular PCR Test, Rapid Antibody, or a Rapid Antigen test (see above).

How much does the Rapid Molecular Test cost?

The FDA-approved Rapid Molecular Test COVID-19 (RT-NAAT) is covered by most health insurances or self-pay fee for $175. An invoice will be supplied to those who wish to submit the claim to their health insurance for reimbursement.


Rapid Molecular Test is administered at the point of care by nasal swab by a licensed medical 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.

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* This is for educational purposes only. LabFinder does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider in person for any health concerns.