This year has been challenging due to multiple unexpected events, the most prevalent event being the COVID-19 virus sweeping the globe. We at Covid Clinic, Inc. knew that it was our responsibility to help out the communities in any way we could, so we developed several COVID-19 tests, including the Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 test. Rest assured, all of our COVID-19 tests have received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.
This test meets most travel restriction requirements, and can provide same-day or next-day test results! In this blog, we will explain in depth what this COVID-19 test is, how it works, and what to expect if you book an appointment to get tested. For additional information about our tests, or to book an appointment, visit our website today!
COVID-19: What To Keep In Mind
Before we explain more about the COVID-19 test in depth, we would like to cover the basics for what you should know regarding this virus that has spread worldwide. At this point, you likely have a general understanding of this virus and its possible risks, but we wanted to take the time to explain what the COVID-19 virus is, and what symptoms you should keep an eye out for to prevent COVID-19 exposure.
Simply put, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, otherwise known as the COVID-19 virus, is a new virus that can cause respiratory illnesses, and can be highly contagious. It’s important to note that some people experience one or multiple symptoms associated with this virus, while others may have the virus but not show or experience any of the symptoms at all. Either way, if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, or have spent time around someone that has, it is best to be safe and get tested to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
- Shortness of Breath
- Difficulty Breathing
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- New Loss of Taste
- New Loss of Smell
Click here for a full list of symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus. As always, if you ever feel ill or are experiencing the symptoms listed below, you should consult with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. They know your medical history the best, and will be able to create a plan of care that is best suited for you and your health. If they recommend you get tested for COVID-19, you can book an appointment online with Covid Clinic, Inc., and receive your test results in a timely manner.
What Is The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test?
The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 test that we offer here at Covid Clinic, Inc. offers same-day or next-day test results, and meets most travel restriction requirements. Please note, it is up to the patient to review any travel restrictions applicable prior to booking an appointment in order to ensure the service will meet the patient’s travel restriction requirements. This rapid COVI-19 test collects specimens by a nasopharyngeal swab, and it must be collected within 48 to 72 hours upon arriving at the patient’s final destination. Please keep in mind, seeing as Covid Clinic, Inc. does not own or is not affiliated with the laboratory, we cannot guarantee that results will be received within the requested time frame, although we do our very best to meet those timelines. To learn more about the test and how it works, click here.
- Possible discomfort or other complications that can occur during sample collection
- Possible incorrect test results (although unlikely)
- Results can help your healthcare provider make informed recommendations about your care
- Results may help limit COVID-19 exposure to your family, friends, and community
How Does The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test Work?
This test helps to detect nucleic acid from the nasopharyngeal swabs to determine whether or not the patient has the COVID-19 virus. Keep in mind, positive results are indicative with the presence of the virus, and should be taken into consideration with the patient history and diagnostic information to determine the infective status. We at Covid Clinic, Inc. use the QuantiVirus™ SARS-CoV-2 Test kit, which is intended for use only by qualified and trained clinical laboratory personnel specifically instructed and trained in the techniques of real-time PCR and in vitro diagnostic procedures. For more information regarding this test, click here.
Next Steps Once You Receive Your COVID-19 Test Results
Once you receive your test results, whether they are positive or negative, we at Covid Clinic, Inc. recommend getting in touch with your healthcare provider to determine next steps. Seeing as most patients that get the Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 test are planning to travel in the near future, it’s important to take precautions to make sure you aren’t exposing the virus to others around you. If you test positive, it is likely that you will be asked to isolate for a certain period of time to prevent COVID-19 exposure to anyone you may come in contact with.
Frequently Asked Questions
Seeing as COVID-19 tests are still relatively new, we at Covid Clinic, Inc. know that people still have a lot of questions surrounding the tests. We want to make sure all of our patients feel safe and at ease when being tested, so we are here to answer a few of the most common questions we are asked in regards to our COVID-19 tests.
- How much does the Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 test cost? Seeing as this COVID-19 test can produce same-day or next-day results, this test costs $400-$475. Please note, your insurance company may help cover a portion of the cost. Get in contact with your insurance company to learn what they will and will not cover.
- Will I be refunded if I can’t make my appointment? Yes, if you did not make it to your appointment and did not get tested, you will receive a full refund. To request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is it safe to get tested? All of our testing sites utilize a safe and convenient drive-through testing method.
We know you likely have more questions regarding our tests, how they work, and what to expect. For a full list of commonly asked questions, click here. For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact our Covid Clinic, Inc. team today.
Schedule Your Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test Today!
During these uncertain times, we at Covid Clinic, Inc. know that you are wanting to stay safe and take the appropriate precautions to keep you, your family, and friends safe. That’s why we have worked hard to create a variety of COVID-19 tests to provide you with the results you need to make decisions about your daily life, and what you should and shouldn’t do during these times. You can have peace of mind knowing all of our COVID-19 tests are safe and have received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. At the end of the day, we just want to make sure our communities are safe and have the resources they need to stay healthy during this global pandemic.