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M – F, 8:30AM – 5:30PM
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SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing
Zero up Front Cost PCR when billed
$99 PCR for Travel
Visit Our Convenient CLIA Testing Lab located in Alpharetta, GA:
2001 Westside Parkway, Suite 240
Top 3 Reasons a PCR is Still the Test of Choice
1. Accurate & Specific
PCR is still the most sensitive and specific and catches all variants the quickest. A recent real-world study that followed 30 subjects likely exposed to omicron found that a PCR test can catch Covid-19 cases three days before rapid antigen tests. Even a positive Ag should be reflexed with PCR.
2. Best Health Record
A lab based PCR gives the best health record. 10-30% of cases turn into Long Covid and its best to have proper documentation for insurance purposes and long term healthcare planning.
3. Higher Risk Results
Patients with a higher risk need to have the most accurate tests ASAP. If a patient is positive and wants the best outcome with Paxlovid Treatment Guidelines you want to know with certainty you have COVID to not over treat and you want to know quickly.
How PCR Testing Works
2. Visit Us at Our Alpharetta, GA Testing Location
3. Collect Your Sample and Submit it for Testing
Average time to deliver results is within 24 hours from when your sample is collected at the lab.
4. Access Your Results Online and Clinician Consult Options
An email will be sent with results — Same Day Results if Sample Collected before 12 Noon!
Cost and Payment
Patients with insurance should not have any out-of-pocket costs for a covered COVID-19 test, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. You will be responsible for any patient cost share as determined by your insurance. Note that Insurance may not cover testing related to work or travel.
If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver's license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.
Yes, you can choose to pay for your test with a debit/credit/FSA/HSA card with no screening required. The cost for lab testing is $99.
What are the different types of tests to diagnose COVID-19?
Unlike antibody tests, which look for a prior infection, COVID diagnostic tests search for a current infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They are broken into two categories: molecular (PCR) and antigen.
For the most part, because the samples are collected in the same way for both, the differences between the two kinds of tests are largely in how they’re processed.
- Molecular tests are generally more accurate and mostly processed in a laboratory, which takes longer
- Antigen tests—or “rapid tests”—are processed pretty much anywhere, including at home, in doctors’ offices, or in pharmacies. You can get antigen test results in about 15 minutes, but they tend to be less accurate.
A PCR test looks for genetic material from the virus. This test reproduces billions of copies of viral-related DNA from even the smallest sample. Therefore, the test is considered highly sensitive, leading to very few false negatives.
Antigen tests search for protein from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The sample is treated with a reagent and analyzed on the spot. Unlike PCR tests, these require a higher level of virus in the sample before reading a positive result.
Health care providers typically rely on molecular tests, particularly when people have COVID-19 symptoms, whereas antigen testing is often used when quick results are needed or for general screening and surveillance.
The amplifying power of PCR testing successfully detects even the smallest amount of coronavirus genetic material in a sample, making it a highly sensitive and accurate test. With accuracy that is almost 100%, it is the gold standard for diagnosing SARS–CoV–2.
Comfortable and Easy COVID-19 Testing
During this health crisis, we know how important it is to spend time with your loved ones. Knowing you are free of infectious viruses is key to seeing your friends and family. Trust us to deliver your results fast and hassle-free so you can dive back into your life with the assurance that you and your loved ones will be safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you or a family member are experiencing severe symptoms, please call your doctor. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
You need to pre register for each test and capacity for collection and testing is limited.
Yes. Bring a form of personal identification to your test. This helps ensure that your test results are matched to the right person. Your identity and your test results are protected by federal law and will not be shared with any other agencies for purposes of law enforcement or immigration.
We use a non-invasive collection, usually with a swab inserted into your nose. There are three different methods for nasal collection:
- Nasopharyngeal: A health care professional inserts a long swab deep into your nostril to collect fluid from the back of your nose.
- Mid-turbinate: This method, which someone can be coached to do themselves or is done by a professional, involves placing a soft swab straight back into the nostril (less than one inch) to collect a sample.
- Anterior nasal swab: This test, which can either be self-administered and possibly supervised by a trained health care provider, or done by a health care professional, involves putting a swab three-quarters of an inch into the nostril and twirling it around at least four times to get a sample.
In general, the deeper you go for a specimen, the greater the sensitivity,
You may cancel your appointment by clicking on the ‘Cancel’ link in your confirmation.
Yes, but please do not expose others if you suspect you are ill. If someone else in your car would like to be tested they must be added to your appointment.To add other people to an appointment by clicking on the ‘Add another person to my appointment’ button. Only those with appointments will be tested.
A clinician will reach out to you via email or text. You should follow CDC guidelines here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Infection with the virus can range from being asymptomatic to life-threatening respiratory illness. Infection has been detected globally and in all 50 states. Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Sickle cell disease
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
Hypertension or high blood pressure
Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake up or stay awake
Bluish lips or face