Frequently Asked Questions
National Covid Control uses RT-PCR (Reverse Transcript PCR) tests. We also offer rapid antigen testing (limited stock at the moment).
Yes you can book an appointment or just drive up or walk up, (depending on the location) to our sites. However, for larger events testing, please get in touch with us in advance so we can get you the help you need.
Due to the surge in Covid cases, labs are at maximum capacity which is causing a delay in turnaround times. A PCR test takes 48 to 72 hours to receive your results. With the rapid antigen test, results are verbally given within 15 minutes.
Your results will be sent directly from the lab via text message to you.
Our lab is CLIA certified and uses EUA tests following the FDA’s guidance. A CLIA certification is vital for a testing facility and is required for traveling to countries outside the US.
It is a nasal self-swab. All instructions will be provided by our staff at the time of testing.
We allow children over the age of 2 to get tested.
Because your health is our priority, we are following all sanitary guidelines from the CDC and local health departments in our facilities with:
- Reinforced disinfecting processes across all rooms, tables, chairs, computers, door handles and surfaces with EPA-registered cleaning products.
- Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and requiring all patients to wear masks upon entering our facilities. If you forget your masks, don’t worry, we have masks on hand to provide you with one.
- For bigger events, we can send our staff to you. Alternatively, home testing is also available for a fee.
Testing may be FREE if covered by the CARES Act. Please contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. Base visit, co-pays, and any other necessary service charges may apply.
PCR molecular testing for patients without insurance is free at the moment.