What is Rapid COVID Testing?
The rapid COVID testing we offer is for the RT-PCR test as well as the antibody test. The rapid COVID PCR test results are available usually within 24 hours and emailed to you directly from our lab. Rapid COVID PCR test reveals if you have an active infection. Disclaimer that any PCR testing done on Sundays may take up to Monday evening for results (up to 36 hours). The rapid antibody results are available in 15 minutes and reveal if antibodies are present and if there has been a past exposure. The rapid COVID PCR is the gold standard in testing and is run by a molecular lab that has a EUA from the FDA.
The rapid antibody kit is a quick, safe, and noninvasive method to check if you have Coronavirus antibodies. When exposed to any type of microbe, the human body produces an immune response. White blood cells are activated and begin the fight against the infection. Part of your immune response depends on the production of antibodies that battle infections.
The rapid COVID test kit detects antibodies against COVID-19 in your bloodstream. There are two types of antibodies that the human body produces when exposed to COVID-19: IgM and IgG. IgM antibodies typically rise 1 week after infection whereas IgG starts rising 2 weeks after infection.