COVID-19 PCR Testing Laboratory

COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals is available with a quick turnaround time. RT-PCR testing can identify the virus both before and after symptoms occur, as well as during the infection. RT-PCR testing are covered by insurance and the CARES act if you have symptoms or know you’ve been exposed (if uninsured). Most travel and participation criteria are met by the results.

COVID-19 RT-PCR testing offers rapid and low-cost answers to your COVID-19 status.
COVID-19 testing from Amedix Labs can identify if you have a COVID-1 infection. Our COVID-19 PCR testing is performed by a CLIA-certified lab that is also an FDA EUA-approved testing facility. For COVID-19 testing, we use RT-PCR technology, which is the current gold standard among other COVID-19 assays.

How Our COVID-19 Testing Works FAQ

What method is used to obtain my sample for testing?

Amedix collects a sample of nasal secretions using a nasal swab. Tilt your head back and put the swab into the nostril with the most visible drainage or the nostril that is most clogged if drainage is not apparent, about 1 inch into the nasal channel (midway). The swab is spun numerous times for around 15 seconds before gently removing it and repeating the process on the other side.

When and how will I be able to see the results?

Within 24-48 hours of receiving the samples, the results are provided. You will receive a text message when your findings are ready to see on the patient portal.

Do I need an appointment or can I walk-in?

It is preferable to make an appointment.

Is a medical professional’s reference required?

No, you do not need a referral for testing.

What is the procedure for paying for my test?

Amedix accepts insurance, uninsured, and self-pay.

Will I be billed whether I have insurance or am uninsured?

Your insurance provider may send you a letter titled “EOB,” which stands for “Explanation of Benefits.” This isn’t a bill at all. You will not be sent a bill; insurance is merely advising you of your benefits.

The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, lower respiratory tract aspirates, bronchoalveolar lavage, and nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate) collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider (HCP), as well as upper respiratory specimens (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, anterior nasal swabs, or mid-turbinate swabs) collected from any individual, including individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID19.

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.

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