RAPID TEST PCR
This is a molecular PCR test for an active COVID-19 infection that detects the genetic material of the virus. Both the collection (via direct nasal, nasopharyngeal, or throat swab) and the test are performed by Esco Lab and the patient will have the results that same day. The target population is patients with COVID-19 symptoms and within the first 7 days of symptom onset. If you are testing due to exposure to a confirmed COVID positive person, you should wait 5 days from the exposure to test.