Viral tests are used to look for current infection

A viral test checks specimens from your nose to find out if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Two types of viral tests can be used:

  • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) detect the virus’s genetic material and are commonly used in laboratories. NAATs are generally more accurate, but sometimes take longer to process than other test types. We offer these as PCR Swabs, and they take 24-48 hours to process.

  • Antigen tests detect viral proteins and are generally not as sensitive as NAATs, particularly if the antigen test is used on someone without COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a positive or negative antigen test, your healthcare provider may need to confirm the test result with a NAAT. We offer a 30 minute in-house turnaround on all antigen swab tests.

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Center of Disease Control

American Premier Labs currently offers:

  • Rapid Antigen Nasopharyngeal Swab (30 min)

  • Molecular Nasopharyngeal PCR Swab (24-48 hrs)

  • Immune Response Antibody Testing  (15 min)

Please call (877) 589-1018 to schedule an appointment, or to inquire more information about our COVID-19 testing process, and to determine which test will work the best for you. Confer with your Primary Care Provider for more thorough medical advice and information about which specific test will meet your medical needs. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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Center of Disease Control

Antibody or serology tests look for antibodies in your blood to determine if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Antibodies are proteins created by your body’s immune system soon after you have been infected or vaccinated.

  • Antibodies help you fight off infections and can protect you from getting that disease again. How long this protection may last is different for each disease and each person.

Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. An antibody test may not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after the infection for your body to make antibodies. We currently offer Antibody Testing with a 15 minute turnaround. You can use the antibody test to determine if you have gained antibodies from your vaccine if you've been vaccinated. Call (877) 589-1018 for more information about our antibody testing procedures.