FAQ's

Will nasal swab testing hurt?

It is not painful, but it might be uncomfortable.  Many have compared it to the feeling of water rushing up your nose.  The swabbing procedure may result in your eyes watering, sneezing or coughing – this is completely normal!  The

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How accurate are the tests?

PCR tests are 99% accurate. Therefore, the false positive rate of antigen testing should be close to zero. For antigen tests, false negative results tend to occur more often than with PCR tests. This is why antigen tests are not

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Is insurance necessary for PCR tests?

PCR testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status. When you give your insurance information, it allows the laboratory to bill your insurance to get reimbursed for the cost of the tests.

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Will a COVID-19 test protect me from the virus?

No. Even if you have a negative result, you should practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, and wash your hands frequently. With widespread community transmission, there is a daily risk of being infected with COVID-19.

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