RAPID PCR TESTING
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Access Total Care Clinics are pleased to offer COVID-19 testing at every location.
Testing is complete on a walk-in and call-ahead basis, please call to learn more.
Below are some common Question concerning testing:
For patients with plans that are contracted with Access Total Care (i.e. are In-Network), we will bill your insurance plan. If your insurance applies a patient cost sharing (co-pay, deductible, co-insurance), we will apply that amount towards your responsibility.
Out-of-Network or N0 Insurance billing?
For patients with no insurance or plans that are NOT contracted with Access Total Care (i.e. Out of Network), we will not bill your insurance plan and you will be required to pay for the COVID test, professional fees, and other fees in full at the time of service. You may request a copy of your receipt. Of note, a refund will not be provided regardless of the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) that you receive from your insurance plan. A cash discount will apply for balances paid in full at the time of service according to our fee schedule.
What is Rapid Antigen Test?
The Rapid Antigen Test is designed to directly detect the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal or anterior nasal swab.
Access Total Care uses an Immunochromatographic assay that is authorized by FDA under an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for use by authorized laboratories (CLIA waived) and with reporting requirements per FDA approved use.
What is a PCR Test?
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test detects genetic material from SARS-CoV-2. The test detects the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of virus even after you are no longer infected.
Who should have the Rapid Test?
Individuals with signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19
Individuals with known or suspected exposure to COVID-19
Individuals being tested for purposes of public health surveillance for COVID-19
Who should have the PCR Test?
Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19
Individuals you have been within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more who has tested positive for Covid-19.
What do I do if I test POSITIVE for either test?
Regardless of your symptoms, you must isolate until ALL 3 of the following criteria are met:
At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved
A negative test should be interpreted by your healthcare provider since false negatives can occur. A patient testing negative, in the face of symptoms and strong exposure history should follow the same return to life guidelines as for the positive test results.