+ Located in the parking lot of Hoag Hospital Irvine
RAPID COVID-19 TESTING
reliable & non-invasive
1hr On-Site RT-PCREst. results in 1-2 hours
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
*This fee is to guarantee Same Day Results – Not Billable to insurance.
Additional claim submitted to insurance for screening/office visit and PCR billed to insurance or CARES ACT by 3rd party lab or our office.
It is recommended to verify your COVID-19 testing benefits with your insurance prior to testing.
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 PCR COVID test identifies the virus at the molecular level through its genetic material, specifically the RNA of SARS-CoV-2. With an anterior nares nasal swab sample, we can diagnose current COVID infections. The test does not detect previous infections.
PCR tests are the Gold Standard of COVID-19 testing. They provide the most accurate COVID test results, with up to 99% accuracy even without present symptoms. It’s for this reason that doctors may recommend a PCR test after Antigen testing to confirm a previous negative Antigen test result. While an on-site rapid PCR test isn’t quite as accurate as ones sent to our lab, it can provide results in under an hour. Rapid results are often needed for airports, theme parks, stadiums, and other popular and crowded locations.
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.
PCR testing is 99% accurate with both COVID-19 and the Delta variant. (The test does not specify the COVID strain, only detecting the virus itself.) False negatives are highly unlikely, which is why molecular tests are considered the best test. However, all diagnostic tests have a risk of producing a false result, particularly when testing for variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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.
Rapid diagnostic tests identify and diagnose COVID-19 quickly by using an upper respiratory sample to detect the virus. These tests include both RT-PCR and Antigen testing. Patients can receive their test results in less than an hour, within the same day, or by the next day. Depending on the specific test, nasal swab samples are either processed on site at our testing facility or sent to a laboratory. Rapid same-day PCR testing must be scheduled before 10:30 for High-Complex Lab to receive and process the specimens and return the results by 9pm via email. You can easily book a rapid COVID test in Orange County through our website.
Negative PCR test results mean that you likely do not have a current COVID-19 infection. You do not need to do anything, including self-isolating for 10 days. If you still experience symptoms after receiving your negative result, it is recommended that you stay at home until you feel better.
It is recommended by the CDC to schedule a test if you show any COVID-19 symptoms or signs, even if you are fully vaccinated or had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. These signs include fever, chills, coughing, fatigue, congestion, body soreness, shortness of breath, and loss of taste or smell. You should also get tested if you have been exposed to someone confirmed or suspected of infection, even if you do not have COVID symptoms. This test should be performed 4-5 days after your expected exposure. Additionally, testing may be required by schools, workplaces, healthcare providers, and certain locations when traveling.