Covid Travel Testing

We have two tests available.  Please determine which is most appropriate for your travel.

Abbott Labs, ID NOW.  This is a rapid test done in the office.  Results are typically available in about 15 minutes from when we obtain the sample.  This is a molecular test.  It detects RNA, the genetic material from the virus.  It uses RNA amplification techniques and the test equipment is FDA approved and CLIA waived.

LabCorp.  This is a send out lab and the turn around time for results varies from 1-3 days, typically.  It can be longer if LabCorp is seeing a high volumes of tests.  This test is a reverse transcriptase, polymerase chain reaction test, also commonly called rRT-PCR.  The test is performed in a LabCorp facility that is CLIA approved and the test has an FDA EUA.

  • Keep in mind that different travel locations may have different Covid documentationrequirements.

  • It is important to review your own requirements so that we perform the test that is needed for your travel.  You may need to do some web site review or consult with your travel professional prior to being tested.

  • Know your time frame for testing.  Airlines and countries have different requirements.

  • Neither of the tests we do is an antigen test. Antigen tests are typically not accepted for travel.