Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing: The gold standard for identification of Covid-19 is a Molecular, or PCR test. Until recently, this was limited to the nasopharyngeal swab. Many people have delayed testing due to the invasive nature of this test. (It can feel like a swab is inserted to the back of your brain!) However, we are not able to test with a simple nasal swab (just inside a nostril, at the back of the throat,and soon, with just saliva.
Our 24/7 lab runs tests day and night to get results to you as soon as possible. Because we are not focused on the general public, we are able to ensure quick results for our partners. We will test individuals in need but are not equipped to manage a high-volume 'in clinic' solution.
We have selected molecular solutions that not only demonstrate the highest sensitivity and specificity but specifically because we can simultaneously evaluate and differentiate other pathogens. As flu season develops, differentiating between Sars Cov-2 and flu will be increasingly important.