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Rapid PCR COVID-19 Test

  • Results are generally reported within two hours.
  • Satisfies most travel restriction requirements.
  • Collected by anterior nares nasal swab (front of the nose only)

Test Information

The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test is a molecular, in vitro diagnostic test utilizing end point reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and lateral flow technologies for the qualitative, visual detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The four steps utilized to perform the test are lysis of the virus, reverse transcription of viral RNA to cDNA, nucleic acid amplification, and detection.

The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test has been released under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection), and can be used in applications that require molecular/ RT-PCR testing. Please consult your state health department for additional information regarding specific uses (such as pre and post travel requirements). Many travel restrictions require a RT-PRC, molecular, or NAAT test be conducted prior to arrival at the destination. The Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 test satisfies most travel requirements; however, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to verify the test will be accepted for travel prior to purchase.