COVID-19 Testing

Now Offering COVID-19 PCR and Antibody Testing. Learn More

COVID-19 Testing 

Committed to slowing the spread. 

Coronavirus Testing: What You Need to Know

SpectraCell Laboratories has joined the network of private labs to bring access to testing in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The severity of the disease varies wildly within the population and you may be wondering if you currently have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the infection in the past and have developed potential immunity.


Which COVID-19 test is right for you?


PCR (Nasal Swab) Test - Determines An Active Infection


PCR (molecular) testing is the most common and reliable method for diagnosing an existing infection by the COVID-19 virus (called SARS-CoV-2). This test looking for fragments of genetic material (called RNA) that are specific to this virus in biological tissue along the respiratory tract. Learn more

Antibody Testing - Determines Potential Immunity

It's quite possible for someone to contract the COVID-19 virus but show mild or no symptoms. Our COVID-19 Antibody Test is designed to detect antibodies (called IgM and IgG) in the blood that are present when a person has been exposed to a virus in the past and built an immune defense against it. 

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PCR (Nasal Swab) Testing

This test confirms whether you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. 

Results in 48-72 hours. (standard)

Expedited processing available for an additional fee; results within 24-36 hrs. 

 

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Antibody Testing

This blood test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the blood to determine a past infection and potential immunity. 

Results in 24-48 hours. 

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Workplace Testing

SpectraCell can facilitate onsite sample collection for COVID-19 Antibody Testing at your office to ensure the safety of your staff.
 

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For Healthcare Providers

SpectraCell is pleased to announce that we have mobilized our efforts to bring nationwide access to COVID-19 Antibody Testing through our network of licensed healthcare providers. 

Currently not offered to our clients internationally, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.

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FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 PCR and Antibody testing, results, and more. 

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Important Information:


 

Antibody Testing

Because this virus has only recently come into existence, scientists are still learning about the human immune response to the disease. Although the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV2 suggests immunity, it has not yet been proven. In addition, even in other viral diseases such as measles and chickenpox, for example, for which immunity after infection or a vaccine is well understood, there are still cases of people being re-infected with a viral disease for which they once had antibodies, as it is possible for immunity to be partial, or wane over extended periods of time.
 
Since the SARS-CoV2 virus is structurally similar to some other viruses, particularly those that cause respiratory symptoms, there is a small chance of a false positive test – i.e. the results can be positive even if the person has not had SARS-CoV2 virus but has built immunity to a different (but similarly shaped) virus.
 
Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status.
 
If symptoms of a positive PCR test exists (testing issued by the CDC to determine active infections), the patient may want to consider follow-up testing after several days.