PCR tests detect disease by looking for traces of the virus' genetic material on a mucus sample collected from the nose. PCR tests are sent out with results typically in 36-48 hours.
Gold Standard PCR testing can detect the genetic information (RNA) of the Novel Coronavirus even if the virus is present in extremely small amounts. This means it is possible to diagnose someone as positive for COVID-19 even when their sample contains a very small amount of virus.
$75/test (Connected Health's fee to administer the test)
A rapid test uses a mucus sample from the nose and can be analyzed in-house with results typically in 20 minutes.
No test is 100% accurate. Rapid tests have a higher chance of missing an active infection than the RT-PCR test.
If a rapid antigen test shows a negative result indicating you do not have an active coronavirus infection, our physicians suggest a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result.
$149/test (Connected Health's fee to administer the test)
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