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RT-PCR Testing

There’s more than just the flu to worry about this fall. If you’re not feeling well, it could be SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), flu, or a sinus infection (respiratory syncytial virus or RSV).
RT-PCR Testing
Viral tests, sometimes called diagnostic tests, can detect if you have SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. There are two types of diagnostic tests: molecular and antigen.
RT-PCR Testing
Molecular tests are the most accurate tests for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19.

A positive PCR, NAAT, or other molecular amplification test result means a person currently has COVID-19.

COVID-19, Flu, And RSV Symptoms

Whether caused by COVID-19, influenza, or RSV, the symptoms can be very similar:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue (tiredness)
Fatigue (tiredness)
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle pain or body aches
Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

Discuss with your doctor

Regardless of your test result, you should discuss your results with your doctor and continue to follow any safety precautions recommended by public health experts. This can help you and your community better manage the risks and benefits of resuming daily activities.
The RT-PCR COVID test is free if you have insurance and upload your insurance information when registering. If you do not have insurance, you will be prompted to pay a $70 fee for the test by filling in your card information when you register.
Isolate and take precautions including wearing a high-quality mask to protect others from getting infected. Monitor your symptoms. If you have any emergency warning signs, seek emergency care immediately.
Saliva or Nasal swab
Test Result in 24 - 48 Hours
Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms. A viral test tells you if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing if you are infected with the virus allows you to take care of yourself and take action to reduce its chances of infecting others.

If you have symptoms, test immediately.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing..
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