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COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Test (Swab Test)

Expanded COVID-19 drive-through testing is now available to our patients, the public, physician referrals and businesses in the community. Results are typically back in 24-48 hours.

About the Swab Test

lab researcherThis test uses a long swab to collect material, including physical pieces of coronavirus, from the back of the nose where it meets the throat. A positive result indicates that viral genetic material is present, but it does not indicate that bacterial or other infections also are present. A negative result indicates that the SARS-CoV2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease was not found. It is possible to have a very low level of the virus in the body with a negative test result.

This test is needed to identify the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. 

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Learn more about the Different Types of COVID-19 Tests   

 

 

 

The information on our website is medically reviewed and accurate at the time of publication. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information may have since changed. CDC.gov and your state‚Äôs health department may offer additional guidance.


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