1hr On-Site RT-PCR
On-Site RT-PCR Rapid Covid Test in Orange County with 1-Hour Results
The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a molecular test that uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect active SARS COVID-19 infections.
Nasal swab / On-Site Laboratory Processed, CLIA-Certified
The Accula SARS-Cov-2 test performed via Silaris is a molecular in vitro diagnostic test utilizing reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and lateral flow technologies for the qualitative, visual detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The Accula SARS-CoV-2 test uses nasal swab specimens collected from patients suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.
PCR tests are considered the Gold Standard of COVID tests, with 99% accurate results. The test swab sample is processed on-site, providing your COVID test results in under an hour. The nasal swab tests are done from the comfort and convenience of your car to better prevent transmission.
The RT-PCR test satisfies most travel requirements. However, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to verify the test will be accepted for travel prior to purchase.
1 x Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test – $250.00
The in-house PCR is an anterior nares nasal swab (front of the nose only). Some travel destinations do not accept test results with an anterior nares collection method. Patients should confirm this test is acceptable for their travel requirements prior to purchase.
Our COVID test sites are conveniently located in Irvine at Hoag Hospital Irvine. We serve patients across the greater Orange County and Los Angeles metro areas, including Irvine, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, and Aliso Viejo.
The RT-PCR test is different from the antibody test in several ways. First, PCR testing looks for active COVID infections via the virus’s genetics. Antibody tests help identify previous infections through locating SARS-CoV-2 antibodies produced by the immune system. Antibody tests cannot diagnose COVID-19 like PCR tests can. Antibodies are typically found in the body after two weeks of the final vaccine dose. Second, PCR testing takes a specimen through a lower nasal swab, while Antibody tests take a blood sample with a quick and easy finger prick.
Along with the PCR COVID test, our facility also performs Rapid Antigen and Antibody testing. Rapid Antigen tests also identify current infection through a simple and comfortable nasal swab. Antibody tests instead detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that develop from vaccination or previous infection. Same-day COVID testing results are available for all three tests.