Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test

We use RT-PCR technology to diagnose active infections of the virus. Results are available within 2 hours after our lab receives the specimen.

 

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US BioTek is pleased to offer rapid PCR COVID-19 testing. This rapid RT-PCR test has been granted an FDA (EUA) for testing human nasal or nasal mid-turbinate swab specimens. Using Thermo Fisher technology results are accurately and efficiently delivered within 2 hours. It's important to note that RT-PCR testing platforms at US BioTek are able to detect all variants including the OMICRON Variant. Samples are collected by nasopharyngeal (nasal) swab method.

This Rapid PCR test determines whether or not nucleic acids found only in coronavirus COVID-19 are present in the sample. Each test cassette has built-in positive and negative quality controls for accuracy. Test results must always be interpreted by the health care provider in conjunction with the patient’s medical history and clinical presentation. The test is able to detect the Omicron variant and all other variants of concern.

 

 

Preferred Testing Method of the CDC

Preferred Testing Method of the CDC

FDA-Approved Testing Platform

FDA Emergency Use Authorized

Insurance Reimbursable*

Insurance Reimbursable*

Results in 2-3 Days

 Results Available in 2 Hours

 

*Our test is typically eligible for insurance reimbursement or government reimbursement under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. US BioTek Laboratories does not submit tests for reimbursement, but we do deliver CPT codes and superbills so patients or practitioners can submit for insurance reimbursement.

 

Testing Process

We use real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests to qualitatively detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, as recommended by the CDC. The RT-PCR platform is FDA-authorized and requires specialized equipment and personnel to identify the virus RNA within cells. This type of testing is considered more accurate than most “rapid” tests. The specificity of the RT-PCR is tested weekly to ensure that newly discovered COVID-19 mutations are detected by the test.

This Rapid PCR test determines whether or not nucleic acids found only in coronavirus COVID-19 are present in the sample. Each test cassette has built-in positive and negative quality controls for accuracy. Test results must always be interpreted by the health care provider in conjunction with the patient’s medical history and clinical presentation. The test is able to detect the Omicron variant and all other variants of concern.

 

COVID-19 Diagnostic Panel Testing Process

Specimen Collection

We are able to accept specimen collected by the following methods:

  • Nasopharyngeal Swab (CDC Recommended)

 

View Collection Instructions (Swab)

 

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Sample Report

Our reports are straightforward and easy to read, so you and your patient can spend more time on treatment. The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 report clearly indicates if the patient is infected with the virus and includes important information about the test.

 

View Sample Report

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get test results?

Once the specimen has been received by our lab, you can expect test results within 2 hours.

Where does testing take place?

Specimen collection is performed at our Seattle location: 16020 Linden Ave N. Shoreline WA 98113

 

Why use US BioTek Laboratories?

We are a CLIA accredited medical laboratory based in Shoreline, Washington. We employ the latest laboratory technology, advanced automation, and a dedicated research team to ensure the accuracy and reproducibility of every test. We've applied 30+ years experience in laboratory science to refine and optimize the procedures we follow in our tests, resulting in more meaningful and reliable information for providers and patients. 

Does US BioTek's COVID-19 test detect variants?

US BioTek's COVID-19 test is performed with RT-PCR technology using the Thermo Fisher system. With this method, we are able to detect all variants including the OMICRON Variant. 

How to Order COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

  • Step 1: Create a US BioTek Account

     

    If you do not yet have one, create a US BioTek Laboratories account. It's easy and free of charge.

    Create Account

  • Step 2: Purchase Specimen Collection Kits

     

    Already have a US BioTek account? The next step is to make sure you have appropriate collection materials.

    If you have swabs with synthetic tips and shafts on hand, you may use these  (please review our instructions for specimen collection).

    Alternatively, you can purchase specimen collection kits from US BioTek. These are available to licensed practitioners with a US BioTek account. Nasal Swab Kits for $7 each and Saliva Kits for $17 each.

    Please use our Request Tests Kit page to order your kits.

    Request Test Kit

  • Step 3: Download Requisition Form

     

    Upon completion of specimen collection, complete the requisition form included in your test kit and include it in your specimen shipment. You can also complete and print our online interactive pdf form:

    Download Requisition Form

    How to complete the requisition form:

    • Print patient’s name legibly, last name first.
    • Print patient’s address, age, sex, date of birth and phone number(s).
    • Record specimen collection date, collection time, date specimen is shipped, and storage conditions if the specimen is not mailed immediately after collection (i.e. ambient temperature, frozen, refrigerated).
    • Clearly mark the requested test panel(s).
    • Sign the requisition form (must be signed by the ordering practitioner).
    • Select the appropriate billing option and supply credit card information, if applicable. No other information is required when practitioner marks “bill practitioner."
  • Need More Information?

     

    Fill out the form below to request pricing information, specimen requirements, and to submit questions about our COVID-19 Diagnostic Test. Our team will follow up with you quickly.

 
  • Step 1: Create a US BioTek Account
  • Step 2: Purchase Specimen Collection Kits
  • Step 3: Download Requisition Form
  • Need More Information?

Step 1: Create a US BioTek Account

 

If you do not yet have one, create a US BioTek Laboratories account. It's easy and free of charge.

Create Account

Step 2: Purchase Specimen Collection Kits

 

Already have a US BioTek account? The next step is to make sure you have appropriate collection materials.

If you have swabs with synthetic tips and shafts on hand, you may use these  (please review our instructions for specimen collection).

Alternatively, you can purchase specimen collection kits from US BioTek. These are available to licensed practitioners with a US BioTek account. Nasal Swab Kits for $7 each and Saliva Kits for $17 each.

Please use our Request Tests Kit page to order your kits.

Request Test Kit

Step 3: Download Requisition Form

 

Upon completion of specimen collection, complete the requisition form included in your test kit and include it in your specimen shipment. You can also complete and print our online interactive pdf form:

Download Requisition Form

How to complete the requisition form:

• Print patient’s name legibly, last name first.
• Print patient’s address, age, sex, date of birth and phone number(s).
• Record specimen collection date, collection time, date specimen is shipped, and storage conditions if the specimen is not mailed immediately after collection (i.e. ambient temperature, frozen, refrigerated).
• Clearly mark the requested test panel(s).
• Sign the requisition form (must be signed by the ordering practitioner).
• Select the appropriate billing option and supply credit card information, if applicable. No other information is required when practitioner marks “bill practitioner."

Need More Information?

 

Fill out the form below to request pricing information, specimen requirements, and to submit questions about our COVID-19 Diagnostic Test. Our team will follow up with you quickly.