What type of test is performed?

Gold standard RT-PCR test. Our test detects the current COVID-19 infection using viral genetic material (Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT) including real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT – PCR).

How is my sample for testing collected?

While you remain in the vehicle, a skilled registered nurse will use a swab to collect a sample of nasal secretions. This is done by inserting the swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway) with the most visible drainage or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not present. 

How and when will I get results?

The average turnaround time for receiving results is 24 hours. When your results are ready, we’ll email you the results.

How old can a patient be to get a COVID-19 test?

Patients must be age 10 or older to qualify for COVID-19 testing. A parent or legal guardian must complete this registration for all minor patients.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost?

Covered patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before testing. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

Can I pay for the test instead of submitting to insurance or the uninsured program? What is the cost?

Yes, you can choose to pay for your test with a debit/credit/FSA/HSA card.  

Testing at our collection site is offered for no cost to individuals as we will either bill insurance or the federally unisured program. We do not charge the patient. Insurance information or a proper ID will be needed in order to have a sample collected. We use the standard medicare rate of $100 when billing medicare or medicaid.

Do I need an appointment?

No. This is a drive up, first come, first serve basis. Please call us on 713-242-8653 when you are in the parking lot.

What do I need to bring with me?

Insurance card and proof of identity are required. Please also bring the confirmation code that you receive in your confirmation text or email message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.

Resources 

CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

More questions? 

Contact us at info@rapiddxlabs.com

or Call us at 713-242-8653