Quick Facts on RAPID COVID19 Testing:
- Purpose: Check for infection (positive / negative)
- Method: Anterior nasal swab
- Results: Same day delivered to you electronically
- Test: BD Veritor
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization
What Can You Expect From A Rapid COVID Test?
The rapid COVID test is administered at the point of care by a gentle anterior nasal swab by our registered nursing team in the comfort and privacy of your home. The rapid antigen test can return results showing whether the patient is infected with acute COVID-19 the same day, as opposed to waiting 24-48hrs for a PCR test.
What RAPID testing system do you use for Rapid COVID-19?
THE IV DOC team uses the BD VERITOR Plus System for the rapid COVID-19 test. This is a state-of-the-art technology to detect nucleocapsid proteins, indicating the presence of SARS-CoV-2. This quick, simple, and easy-to-use test provides objective results for the utmost possible accuracy.
Learn more about Rapid COVID-19 testing and the BD VERITOR Plus System
What do the results from A COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test mean?
The rapid COVID test reveals only whether the COVID-19 virus is currently present. It does not test whether or not the patient has previously been infected by COVID-19, or whether any other viruses are currently present. The test does not react to the presence of any other seasonal coronaviruses.
What other COVID-Related testing do you offer?
Besides the rapid covid test we also currently offers nasal swab PCR testing for COVID-19 (needed for international travel), as well as antibody testing to determine whether you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past.
The FDA has provided our lab partners Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID19 Tests. Our partner laboratories are certified under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing. CLIA waivers are obtained for Rapid Antigen Testing. It's important to know that a negative Rapid Antigen Test, PCR Test, or Antibody test result do not preclude acute COVID19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. If an acute infection is suspected, direct testing for COVID-19 is may be necessary rapid antigen testing or molecular - PCR testing. Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute COVID-19 infection. Again, a negative result on any test provided does not exclude the possibility of COVID19 infection as no tests are perfect! Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-COVID-19 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
Medication, testing, and third party laboratory testing may be provided, only after a consultation by a licensed medical provider.
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