PCR COVID-19 Swab Test
- Purpose: Present infection
- Method: Nasal Swab
- Result in: 2-3 days
- Test: Hologic, Roche
- Cost: Covered by most health insurances or self-pay fee of $100
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization
Other COVID-19 Test you can schedule through LabFinder:
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
PCR COVID-19 Swab Test
When to test
You should get COVID PCR test if you: think you may have COVID-19 • have been exposed to someone tested positive • no need for immediate results and willing to wait 2-3 days • would like to bill your insurance to cover the test.
Can someone infected get the Rapid COVID Test?
If someone thinks they are infected, they should stay home to limit the spread of the infection to others. The CDC currently recommends that you should stay home until you have not had a fever for 72 hours or more (that is no fever for three full days without the use of fever reducing medicine), when your symptoms have gotten better (for example, when a cough or shortness of breath has improved) and at least 7 days have passed since your first symptoms showed up.
What does the COVID PCR Test result mean?
COVID PCR test reveals only whether the COVID-19 virus is currently present. It does not test whether or not the patient has previously been infected by COVID-19, or whether any other viruses are currently present. The test does not react to the presence of any other seasonal coronaviruses.
Do you offer other COVID related testings?
Besides the Rapid Antigen test, you may also book for a Rapid RT-PCR, Rapid Molecular test, Rapid Antigen or Rapid Antibody (see above).
How much does the COVID-19 PCR test Cost?
The FDA-approved COVID PCR test is covered by most health insurances or self-pay fee of $100.
COVID PCR 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 2-3 days.