Viral RT-PCR RNA Tests
The RT-PCR RNA test detects a current SARS-CoV-2 infection. It tests for SARS-CoV2 genetic material, also known as RNA. If the viral RNA is detected, then
the virus is likely present.
Accuracy: proven sensitivity and specificity of >95%
Lab Verified Results
“Gold Standard” for diagnosing COVID-19
How It Works
How the sample is taken and processed
Nasal or throat swab (most tests) Saliva (a few tests); submit sample via return
overnight shipping to lab for processing
Is another test needed?
This test is typically highly accurate and usually does not need to be confirmed.
Other names for this test
Diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), Lab Confirmed Molecular Test, LAMP test