How long does it take to get PCR covid test results back?
PCR test results can be received as soon as 24 hours after your test sample has been collected, but it can take a few days depending on how busy the laboratory is and how long it takes the sample to reach it.
Is a quick covid test a PCR test?
No, a rapid covid test is not the same as a PCR test. A rapid test checks for covid antigens only, while a PCR test will detect genetic material from the covid virus. A rapid test can have results returned within an hour; PCR test results take at least 24 hours.
What does a covid antigen test tell you?
A covid antigen test will tell you whether your body is currently infected with covid. Antigens are what stimulate your body's immune response and a rapid covid test will check for covid antigens specifically.
Can you get a covid test without symptoms?
Yes, you can obtain a covid test even if you don't have any symptoms. Rapid tests are most effective if you already have symptoms, though, so if you believe you've been exposed to covid and aren't having symptoms yet, you need a PCR test to be certain of a diagnosis.
Where is drive thru covid testing in Newport Beach?
Drive-thru covid testing in Newport Beach is available at 20162 Birch St, Suite 125.
Will I Be Charged A Cancellation Fee If I Have To Cancel Or Reschedule My Appointment?
There is no fee for canceling an appointment with OnPoint Testing. You may cancel any time for a full refund.
To request a refund, please fill out the following form: REFUND REQUEST.