We have changed our test offerings and no longer accept saliva samples. We now report all PCR results within 24 hours and offer comfortable, fast and convenient Minimally Invasive Tests (MIT) that are FDA EUA authorized using a shallow nasal or throat swab. Please call us at 888.503.8803 opt. 2 if you have further questions. You can also book an appointment by clicking here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I have any test-related questions, including those about portal registration, login issues and tech support?
Who should get tested for the COVID-19 Virus?
This test is for those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 including the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, or are believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Testing may also be required prior to various medical procedures or travel restrictions.
When should you get tested for the COVID-19 Virus?
You should test for the COVID-19 virus when you have symptoms or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
What is a COVID-19 Virus (saliva) Test and how is it collected?
This COVID-19 saliva test is the most recent form of accurate COVID-19 virus testing, and the most comfortable test for patients. Individuals simply need to deposit their saliva in a tube and an approved CLIA laboratory will test the sample.
What do my COVID-19 Virus test results mean?
A positive result means you have an active COVID-19 viral infection and should immediately call your health care provider to share your results. Self-quarantine will help prevent the spread of the virus and protect those around you. If the results are negative, you do not currently have an active viral infection. It is however possible to have a very low level of the virus in the body with even with a negative test result.
How fast will I get my COVID-19 Virus test results?
The COVID-19 virus test results are reported within 24 hours through a HIPAA compliant online portal.
Who should get tested for COVID-19 Antibodies?
This test is for those who are asymptomatic and who think they may have had the COVID-19 virus, or exposure to it, but have not experienced symptoms in at least 10 days.
How is the COVID-19 Antibody test sample collected?
The COVID-19 antibody test sample is collected through a simple painless blood draw.
Does a positive Antibody result mean that I am positive for the COVID-19 virus?
No, a positive result (“Detected”) means that your immune system has developed antibodies to combat the COVID-19 virus. It also means that you have been previously infected by the COVID-19 virus and that you may have some level of immunity to the COVID-19 virus.
My doctor said that most antibody tests are not accurate. How accurate is this antibody test?
Progressive Diagnostics offers a test with accuracy that is among the highest reported values of all FDA EUA authorized tests. It has a sensitivity (true positive rate) of 100% and a specificity (true negative rate) of 97.4%.
How fast will I get my COVID-19 antibody test results?
The COVID-19 antibody test results are reported within 24 hours through a HIPAA compliant online portal.
How much does each COVID-19 test cost?
The CARES Act ensures that testing is free (no copays, no patient balance). Progressive Diagnostics will bill all commercial insurance and government plans $120 per antibody test and $150 per virus test. Patients may see this charge on an Explanation of Benefits, but they will not receive an invoice from Progressive Diagnostics while the tests are covered by the CARES Act.
The cash pay price for an antibody test is $120 and for a virus test it is $150 per test.