Tests We Offer
RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) is a viral diagnostic test used for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). PCR specifically identifies the RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences that comprise the genetic material of the virus. PCR is considered the confirmatory test for any rapid COVID-19 test.
Pooled testing is a viral screening test. Pooled testing allows 25-100 individuals to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 in the time for and the price of one test! This is a great method for screening schools and businesses at a lower cost without forfeiting accuracy.
Antigen tests are commonly used in the identification of SARS-CoV-2. Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, indicating current viral infection. Although less sensitive, antigen testing is a time saving and relatively inexpensive option.
RT-LAMP (loop mediated isothermal amplification) is a rapid viral diagnostic test used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). RT-LAMP is one of the most accurate rapid tests available and is comparable to PCR confirmatory testing in a laboratory setting. The Lucira Check It kit is a single use molecular test that can be done from the comfort of your home, office, or hotel room. Our trained telehealth proctors instruct and observe your sample collection live over Zoom. The Lucira kit identifies SARS-CoV-2 RNA using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) and is 98% accurate compared to lab-based PCR. Upon test completion, you upload a picture containing your unique test kit identification code and the result lights as displayed on the test unit. A laboratory report from our CLIA certified laboratory is provided to document your test results.
Viral sequencing is a method used to identify the infecting strain of SARS-CoV-2. The sequencing process helps us better understand how COVID-19 is spreading. Early detection of new strains is essential to pandemic management.
Antibody testing measures antibodies in your blood to determine if you have ever had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is not diagnostic and should be followed up with a viral diagnostic test i.e. PCR or RT-LAMP