ACTIVE COVID-19 PCR TEST
Now available in Tribeca
Active COVID-19 PCR Test
Active COVID-19 PCR test is a RT-qPCR test to detect active SARS-CoV-2 virus in individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Patients can select a nasal swab test or a saliva test.
Samples are sent via courier and processed in an external laboratory and results are available within 24-48 hours from receipt.
This test has an FDA Approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), and remains the gold standard for COVID detection, with a sensitivity of 97.1% and specificity of 98.2%. The results are more accurate than with Rapid Antigen testing.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms, please DO NOT come in person. A saliva collection kit can be mailed to you.
How it works
We are offering 2 test options:
We are now accepting appointments for in-person nasal swab at our Tribeca location.
We are offering an at-home sailva kit. All at-home kits can be purchased and stored for future use.
Sign up for your Active COVID-19 PCR Test
If you are experiencing active symptoms of potential COVID-19 such as fever and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
Active COVID-19 PCR Test vs. COVID Antibody Test
FAQsIf you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Active COVID-19 PCR test is designed to detect active SARS-CoV-2 virus in the saliva of patients. This test will tell you if you are currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
A physician can review your symptoms and medical history in order to determine if you should receive testing. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, sore throat) are appropriate for testing. Since some individuals detected with the virus have had no symptoms, even if you are not experiencing these, you may be appropriate for testing if, for example, you were exposed to someone who was known to be infected. If you have severe symptoms including, difficulty breathing, consider seeking immediate medical attention.
If you test positive for COVID-19 by a viral test, you were infected at the time the sample was collected. This means that you currently have COVID-19. Precautionary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of disease including: staying home except for medical care, monitoring of symptoms, separating yourself from other people in your household, avoiding sharing household items, cleaning all “high-touch” surfaces every day, cleaning hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, wear cloth covering over your nose and mouth and calling ahead before visiting your doctor. Check with your healthcare provider, and local authorities regarding progression of symptoms and the discontinuation of home isolation.
If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have any detectable Sars-Cov-2 virus at the time of testing.