If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has symptoms, you may get a Viral COVID-19 Test as early as 5 days after the exposure. If you have symptoms (listed below), you should be tested immediately.
If you have insurance, it will be billed for the COVID-19 test, please contact your insurance company for specific questions. Your usual co-pay and deductible may still apply.
If you are uninsured, your test may be covered under the CARES Act, so please contact staff for additional information.
Our COVID-19 tests are provided by Mako Medical. Mako Laboratories are CLIA and CAP accredited,
and all COVID-19 tests are FDA approved.
There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19: Viral Tests and Antibody Tests.
Viral Test: Tells you if you have a current infection. Once exposed to the virus, it has to be in your body for a certain period of time before it will show up as a Positive COVID-19 Viral Test Result – this is called the incubation period. The average incubation period from the date of infection (the date of exposure) – is approximately 5 days. Therefore, this test may be performed as early as 5 days after infection/exposure.
Antibody Test for IgG: According to the CDC, a positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, or possibly from infection with a related virus from the same family of viruses (called coronavirus), such as one that causes the common cold.
Many people who have COVID-19, are asymptomatic, meaning they do not any symptoms, or they have mild to moderate symptoms that typically would not warrant a visit to the doctor. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms may include, but are not limited to the following: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny rose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.