It’s no secret that COVID-19, also referred to as SARS-CoV-2 has changed several different aspects of how we go about each and every day, from working remote to being unable to travel, see family, or enjoy a meal at your favorite sit-down restaurant. At Covid Clinic, Inc., our team has worked tirelessly to create a variety of COVID-19 testing options, including antigen and antibody tests, to help slow the spread of the virus, as well as collect antibodies that may be able to help in identifying previous infection. Our Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 tests, among our other tests, have been given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. When you choose Covid Clinic, Inc. for your COVID-19 testing, you can rest assured that you are receiving a test that has been carefully and thoroughly studied, developed, and approved. Today, we are going to provide you with more details on our Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 tests so that you can better understand the test, as well as be prepared for what you can expect when receiving it. If you would like additional information about any of our COVID-19 tests, please visit our website.
What To Keep In Mind About The COVID-19 VirusWhile the COVID-19 virus is very well-known, there has been a lot of contradicting and misleading information provided throughout the past several months. Covid Clinic, Inc. has set out to not only make testing more readily available, but to also inform people about the virus and help them understand what symptoms to watch out for and what to do if they think they may have, or have possibly been exposed to, the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Below are some of the commonly identified symptoms that accompany the COVID-19 virus:
- Shortness of Breath
- Difficulty Breathing
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- New Loss of Taste
- New Loss of Smell
What Is The Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 Test?For our Standard Molecular NAAT, PCR, or TMA COVID-19 tests, we collect specimens via nasopharyngeal, nasal, mid-turbinate, or oropharyngeal swabs. We process the tests through a few different third-party laboratories to speed up the turnaround times of test results. Due to this process, you could receive any of the three following tests:
- Roche Cobas SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR
- This test is designed for those that have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, or have recently traveled somewhere that exposure may have occurred. To detect the COVID-19 virus, the Roche Cobas SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test requires a respiratory specimen sample through a nasal or oral swab.
- Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 AssayThis is a thorough test of up to five upper respiratory swab specimens that are all collected and tested individually. The Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 Assay test combines target capture, Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Dual Kinetic Assay (DKA) to detect the COVID-19 virus in individuals that are showing symptoms, have been exposed to someone with the virus, have recently traveled, or have underlying conditions that create a need to investigate their infection status.
- LabCorp COVID-19 RT PCR Test
- This LabCorp test is performed with a nasal or oral swab, which is then tested for the nucleic acid found in the COVID-19 virus. If you are showing mild COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone with the virus, or have recently traveled, this is a simple test to help you stay informed about your infection status
- Some minor discomfort or other complications are possible during sample collection
- Possible incorrect test results (although unlikely)
- Getting tested helps your healthcare provider make more informed recommendations about your specific care
- Getting tested may help slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting exposure to your family, friends, and community
How Does The Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 Test Work?Our Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 tests are performed by collecting specimens most commonly by a nasal swab. Once the collection is received, it is sent to a third-party laboratory to see if the nucleic acid from the COVID-19 virus is present. All of our tests at Covid Clinic, Inc. have been developed to get as accurate of results as possible. To help improve the chances of accurate results, it is recommended that you get tested within seven days from the onset of symptoms. Read more details about our Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 tests here. If you are interested in getting tested, book an appointment at a testing site near you today!
What To Do When You Receive Your COVID-19 Test ResultsWhen getting one of our Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 tests, results are generally reported within two to four days. With the inability to guarantee accurate results and the wide range of symptoms and severity that each individual can experience with the COVID-19 virus, our team at Covid Clinic, Inc. recommends that you contact your healthcare provider whether you receive a negative or positive test result. With this information, your healthcare provider can provide you with the best next steps and health care plan based on your past medical history and current conditions to ensure your safety. At Covid Clinic, Inc., we understand that these unprecedented times have brought about a lot of uncertainty. While our team is still constantly learning about the COVID-19 virus, we are here to help answer your questions!
- How much does the Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 test cost? This test costs $125. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be able to get reimbursed for the cost of the test. Be sure to contact your insurance company for specific information.
- What are the age requirements to get tested? There is no age requirement or limit. We test patients of all ages.
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Our team at Covid Clinic, Inc. is committed to doing what we can to keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times. Book an appointment to get tested for COVID-19 today!