COVID-19 Molecular Testing

Genetic Screening Solutions

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Please be advised:
Contact your insurance company to verify your policy for COVID-19 testing as not all testing reasons are covered by insurance. Patients without insurance can fill out an HRSA form to receive a free test. PCG Molecular also accepts out of pocket payments for all test. 

all test results will be emailed

COVID-19 RT-PCR Test

Sample Type:  Nasopharyngeal swab or Saliva Spit

PCR standing for polymerase chain reaction is a test to detect genetic material from COVID-19. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected. This test is usually what most companies, airlines, and events require for entry.

Results in 24 hours or less

RAPID COVID-19 PCR Test

Sample Type:  Nasopharyngeal swab

This test detects the presence of the COVID-19 virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. This is a PCR based-test with 98% accuracy however most companies, airlines will not accept a rapid test and require a standard RT-PCR test. This test is recommended for symptomatic patients looking for an accurate test with fast results.

Results in 1 hour or less

Antibody Test

Sample Type:  Finger   Stick   Whole  Blood Collection

An antibody or serology test is a blood test that looks for signs of a previous COVID-19 infection. It detects antibodies (IGG, IGM), which are proteins in the blood that fight-off infection. Antibody testing has a lot of promise because it will help us understand the pervasiveness of COVID-19 in our communities.

Results in 15 minutes

Respiratory Panel

Sample Type:  Nasopharyngeal swab 

1 Test. 22 targets. The respiratory panel uses a syndromic approach to accurately detect and identify the pathogens most commonly associated with respiratory infections. This panel includes the detection of COVID-19, Influenza. 20 other pathogenic and bacterial infections. Patient must have symptoms to receive this test.

 

Results in 45 minutes