Onsite PCR COVID-19 Testing Services
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What is qPCR Technology?
qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) is the technology used to measure DNA and is considered the gold standard in SARS-CoV-2 testing. It detects genetic material specific to the virus through a quick saliva sample. Unlike Antigen testing, we only require a few copies of the virus for testing which allows us to find the virus within days of infection. This means we can be a part of preventing the spread by helping with early identification of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers; who are thought to be the most significant contributors to community spread of COVID-19.
How does our PCR COVID-19 Testing compare to the "15 minute rapid" result?
PCR is the Gold Standard Technology for SARS-CoV-2 because it detects high and low-viral loads with nearly 100% accuracy. Test Well delivers onsite all-inclusive services with comprehensive, same day results for at home testing.
While "rapid" antigen tests are good at detecting highly infected viral loads without a lab (think quick at-home pregnancy test)
Test Well can identify asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals who are thought to be the most significant contributors to community spread of COVID-19.
What is a Group Test?
When you order a group test we will collect saliva samples from between 2-5 people in your circle of closely interacting friends or family and run those samples together (your samples will not be pooled with individuals outside of your batch).We won't be able to say exactly who has the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a particular group.
Using the same amount of resources to test more people helps to increase efficiency and decrease costs.
How frequently should I test?
As often as you'd like for yourself, your company, or household.
How many individuals are in one group test?
Each test can have anywhere between 2-5 people. We can conduct as many group tests as needed during each onsite visit.
What if someone in the group test identifies as positive?
Anyone in a group sample that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 should immediately quarantine until their individual diagnostics have been performed and have cleared a negative result status. We are in the process of making individual testing available so please check back in the coming weeks for more information.
Does insurance cover the testing?
You'll want to check with your health insurance provider for information on what coverage they provide.
Can children or infants be included in the group sample?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Testing strategies, including clinical criteria for considering testing and recommended specimen type, are the same for children and adults.” Children and adults are defined as 1 month old to 18 years old. Our current platform examines saliva samples which qualifies under CDC’s category of acceptable specimens for SARS-CoV-2 viral testing. The biggest difficulty we see is gathering enough saliva from your child. You can stimulate saliva production by running your tongue along the cheeks and gums towards the rear of your mouth. It is important to have no food or drink 30 minutes prior to sample collection as this can alter results. We will continue to update this page as studies unveil more information regarding transmissibility, infection and age related concerns of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
What is molecular-based influenza testing?
Our PCR technology can also be used to facilitate the diagnosis of influenza (a & b).
What is the cancellation policy?
We can process a cancellation up to 30 minutes prior to collection.