How does the PCR COVID test work?
This RT-qPCR test detects specific genes from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. After you provide a mid-turbinate nose swab, the virus's genetic material is extracted from it and these specific genes are looked for in a laboratory. If they are there, the test is considered positive.
How accurate is the COVID-19 test from Worksite Labs?
Our COVID-19 test has a 98% sensitivity.
What kind of test is being offered?
We use NAAT RT-PCR tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for the purposes of meeting the requirements of the State of Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program and other international travel requirements. The test is a ...
What does it mean if I have a negative test result?
A negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. For COVID-19, a negative test result for a sample collected while a person has symptoms usually means that COVID-19 did not cause your recent illness. ...
What if my Worksite Labs test was positive, but I took a test the next day and it was negative?
The Worksite Labs test is highly sensitive. The very low false positive rate (1%), which would be a positive result that should have been negative, means that the likelihood that the Worksite Labs test is wrong is only 1%. Other tests, including ...
Can I get a COVID test if I don't have a car?
Yes, you may walk up to your appointment if you do not have a vehicle. We have triage areas at each of our locations where our on-site staff will check you in, provide your test kit, and collect your specimen.