COVID-19 RAPID TESTING FAQs

COVID-19 in Bellevue WA

How long will my test results take?

The rapid antibody and antigen tests and Rapid RT-PCR will take approximately 1 hour depending on volume of tests being performed.

The PCR test usually takes 3-5 days depending on the lab. Once we collect the sample it is out of our hands and will depend on Labcorps processing time.

Do you guarantee the results will come back in time before I travel?

Unfortunately the PCR test processing time is out of our hands. You can call Labcorp directly and ask what their processing time is. We send the tests out every day and it is out of our hands once Labcorp picks up the specimen.

Will my insurance cover the Rapid Tests?

Insurance does not cover the Rapid Tests but you are welcome to submit a claim.

I am traveling, will this test be accepted?

Every state and country changes their requirements regularly. Unfortunately we cannot guide you through each individual requirement. It is your responsibility to determine if these tests will work for your travel. Please see the names of all the tests we use below.

COVID-19 RAPID ANTIGEN TEST

The COVID-19 rapid antigen test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. This test requires a nasal swab. For the antigen test, GS Labs is using the CareStart Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2. Results may come back in as soon as 20 minutes.

  • Test Purpose: Used to detect an active infection. 
  • Sample Type: Nasal Swab
  • Results Time: 20 Minutes* (Wait times may vary depending on volume)

COVID-19 RAPID ANTIBODY TEST

This test detects two different types of antibodies (IgM and IgG) that may develop in most patients after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The Healgen Rapid IGG/IGM test for Antibodies identifies whether a person has developed antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 and can do so as soon as 48 hours after exposure. At this time, it’s unknown how much protection antibodies might provide against reinfection.

  • Test Purpose: Used to detect a past or recent infection. 
  • Sample Type: Blood sample via finger prick
  • Results Time: 20 Minutes* (Wait times may vary depending on volume)

COVID-19 PCR TEST

When supplies are available, we offer Labcorp RT-PCR Test (Anterior Nares). This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms.

  • Test Purpose: Used to detect active infection.
  • Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Results Time: 3-5 Business Days* (Due to shipping requirements, the first business day after the test is administered is Day 1)

Covid-19 RAPID RT-PCR TEST

When supplies are available, we offer Accula RT-PCR Test (Anterior Nares). This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms.

  • Test Purpose: Used to detect active infection
  • Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Results Time: 1 Hour* (May take longer depending on volume of tests being performed)

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Synergy Medical & Chiropractic
10655 Northeast 4th Street
Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98004