COVID-19 Viral Testing

Slow The Spread With Viral Testing

 

If you think you’ve been infected with COVID-19 or have recently come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, then viral testing can help you make an informed decision about returning to work or school, traveling, or self-isolating to help slow the spread.

 

The Rapid (Antigen) and Standard (PCR) viral tests are a nasal/throat swab that are designed to identify current infections of the COVID-19 virus.

Rapid (Antigen) Viral Testing

 

The Rapid (Antigen) viral test uses a nasal/throat swab to detect a current infection of COVID-19 in your body. Best used at least 48 hours after exposure, this test can help you determine if you need any further testing before returning to work, or if you should self-isolate.

 

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  • Checkmark Yes Detects current infection
  • Checkmark Yes Results in less than 24 hours
  • Checkmark No Does not fit the requirements for most travel testing and select pre-surgical testing

Standard (PCR) Viral Testing

 

The Standard (PCR) viral test uses a nasal/throat swab to detect a current infection of COVID-19 in your body. This test may be required before certain surgeries, returning to work, discontinuing self-isolation, and even traveling to certain countries.

 

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  • Checkmark Yes Detects current infection
  • Checkmark Yes Results in 2-5 Business Days
  • Checkmark Yes Fits the requirements for travel and pre-surgical testing

Comparing the Viral COVID-19 Testing Options

While both tests use a swab to detect a current infection of COVID-19, only the Standard (PCR) test should be used to discontinue self-isolation. Additionally, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 previously, you must have two negative PCR test results less than 24 hours apart in order to safely return to work.

 

The Rapid (Antigen) test is best used for potential exposure due to its lower cost and faster results. If you test negative for the Rapid test but are still displaying symptoms, you may be required to also have a negative PCR test before resuming school or work.

 

Comparig the Viral Testing Options Chart

Testing is Simple And Quick

Step 1

Schedule your appointment

Step 2

Go to your local ARCpoint Labs and get your sample collected

Step 3

Get results via a secure email in a timely manner

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* Important Information

Specific tests available at select locations. For disclaimers for various tests, please visit our FAQ page.

 

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