COVID-19 TESTING

 

WHEN TO GET TESTED

You should get tested when you are experiencing symptoms, think you've been exposed to/ contracted COVID-19, think you've previously been exposed to/ contracted COVID-19, and/or are otherwise advised to get tested by a doctor or medical provider.

**The CDC has created a self-checker system for those who aren't sure if they need to be tested. Click here to go to the CDC website and click on, "Self-check your symptoms".**

HOW TO GET TESTED:

ACTIVE VS. INACTIVE INFECTION TESTING

There are currently two different types of COVID-19 testing.

  • PCR (Active) Testing:

  1. PCR COVID-19 testing is done by taking a nasoesophegeal swab sample from the patient who is symptomatic or asymptomatic but thinks they may have been exposed to/contracted COVID-19.

  2. Usually the results come back in a few days.

  3. If positive. the patient is treated.

  4. If negative, the patient is advised to still follow Federal and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.

**PCR Testing is done by self referral. A physician may recommend you get the test done, but does not need to order it. However, you will most likely need to followup with a physician/hospital if you are positive. It may be in your best interest to be affiliated with a physician through a Telemedicine or In-Office visit if you are considering getting a PCR test.**

  • Serology (Inactive) Antibody Testing:

  1. COVID-19 testing via blood sample collection is available to those who think they previously had, or did previously have COVID-19.

  2. Usually results come back in a few days.

  3. Those who are negative for antibodies are deemed still actively at risk to contracting COVID-19, and should still follow Federal and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.

  4. Those who are positive for antibodies may be immune to future COVID-19 infections. However, this is not 100% proven.

  5. Even if you are positive for antibodies, you should still follow Federal and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.

**Serology Antibody Testing can be ordered by a physician, or you can self refer. However, if you self refer there may be an additional fee from  the laboratory so an independent physician will review your results. If you already have a physician, it might be in your best interest to schedule a Telemedicine or In-Office visit with them to order the Serology Antibody test.**

WHERE TO BE TESTED

The age old question! This depends on what type of test you are getting, your preferences, and what laboratories your insurance provider(s) is/are affiliated with. **To find out what laboratories are affiliated with your insurance provider(s), contact your insurance provider(s) by using the contact information on the back of your insurance card(s).**




HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE TESTING SITES WE ARE AWARE OF:

 

CareNow

  • Perform PCR and Serology Antibody Testing

  • Appointments are not required but encouraged

  • Do not offer same day testing

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here

CPL


  • Perform Serology Antibody Testing

  • Require a physician's written order

  • Appointments are not required but encouraged

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, and hours click here

  • To schedule an appointment, click here

CVS

  • Perform PCR Testing

  • Require an appointment

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here

LabCorp

  • Perform PCR and Serology Antibody Testing

  • Appointments are not required but encouraged

  • For PCR Testing:

  1. You cannot go to a LabCorp facility

  2. Their PCR testing is done with a Home Collection Kit

  3. To order a kit, click here

  • For Serology Antibody Testing:

  1. Self referred and physician written ordering is available

  2. To order a test on yourself, click here

  3. For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here

Quest

  • Perform PCR and Serology Antibody Testing

  • For PCR Testing:

  1. Require an appointment

  2. For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment, click here

  • Serology Antibody Testing:

  1. Appointments are not required but encouraged

  2. To order a test on yourself, click here

  3. For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment, click here

SNHD

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, to schedule an appointment, or for any further information, click here

UMC

  • Perform PCR Testing

  • Require an appointment

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here

UNLV

  • Perform PCR Testing

  • Require an appointment

  • For a list of locations, phone numbers, hours, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here

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