KNOW THE TESTS




KNOW THE TESTS



KNOW THE TESTS


3 types to know, 3 types we offer at TIA

  1. Viral RNA Tests
  2. Antigen Test
  3. Antibody Test

1) Viral RNA Tests

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Gold Standard PCR

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This is a highly accurate/sensitive molecular pcr testing solution to confirm the active RNA presence of Covid-19 with results provided 24-48 hours.

This testing platform uses the same method and machines used in High Complexity Medical Laboratories across the nation to determine the active RNA presence of Covid-19. This test is one of the most accepted and trusted PCR testing platforms available. Specimens are collected using a nasal swab stored in a test kit solution. Alpha utilizes the industry’s gold standard equipment with the Thermo Fisher FDA EUA approved protocol for the TaqPath combo kit.


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Xpress PCR COVID-19

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This PCR test is processed with on site molecular rt-pcr instruments, and tests for the active viral RNA presence of Covid-19, provides results within 36 minutes. This testing platform is often found in rural hospitals, urgent care centers, and Medical Clinics.

This type of PCR test is best for someone that cannot wait the 24-48 hours turnaround time, and must have PCR level results as soon as possible. For example, if a Passenger decides to schedule a last minute trip, and their destination requires a PCR negative test, then this option would be an excellent option.


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Xpress PCR Fluvid

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This PCR test is processed with on site molecular rt-pcr instruments, and tests for a common panel of seasonal respiratory pathogens including Covid, Flu A/B, and RSV with one swab. Provides results within 36 minutes.

This PCR test is best for someone who wants to test for Covid, but also wants to rule out other common seasonal respiratory viruses such as Flu A, Flu B, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). If you or someone has recently experienced symptoms of Covid or Flu, then this test would be recommended. All four have similar symptoms, but different treatment plans.


schedule test

Gold Standard PCR

Download Patient Fact Sheet

This is a highly accurate/sensitive molecular pcr testing solution to confirm the active RNA presence of Covid-19 with results provided 24-48 hours.

This testing platform uses the same method and machines used in High Complexity Medical Laboratories across the nation to determine the active RNA presence of Covid-19. This test is one of the most accepted and trusted PCR testing platforms available. Specimens are collected using a nasal swab stored in a test kit solution. Alpha utilizes the industry’s gold standard equipment with the Thermo Fisher FDA EUA approved protocol for the TaqPath combo kit.


schedule test

Xpress PCR COVID-19

Download Patient Fact Sheet

This PCR test is processed with on site molecular rt-pcr instruments, and tests for the active viral RNA presence of Covid-19, provides results within 36 minutes. This testing platform is often found in rural hospitals, urgent care centers, and Medical Clinics.

This type of PCR test is best for someone that cannot wait the 24-48 hours turnaround time, and must have PCR level results as soon as possible. For example, if a Passenger decides to schedule a last minute trip, and their destination requires a PCR negative test, then this option would be an excellent option.


schedule test

Xpress PCR Fluvid

Download Patient Fact Sheet 

This PCR test is processed with on site molecular rt-pcr instruments, and tests for a common panel of seasonal respiratory pathogens including Covid, Flu A/B, and RSV with one swab. Provides results within 36 minutes.

This PCR test is best for someone who wants to test for Covid, but also wants to rule out other common seasonal respiratory viruses such as Flu A, Flu B, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). If you or someone has recently experienced symptoms of Covid or Flu, then this test would be recommended. All four have similar symptoms, but different treatment plans.


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2) Viral Antigen Test

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Antigen

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This point of care test uses a nasal swab specimen that detects a specific protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is a lateral flow assay which provides results in about 15 minutes. This test is recommended for anyone not needing a PCR level of sensitivity. Antigen tests are considered a screening, but not definitive.


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3) Antibody Test - Tests for past Infection and Immunity

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Antibody

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On site venipuncture (blood draw) specimen collected sent to Alpha Tulsa lab for processing. This testing solution detects the historical presence of Covid-19 by detecting the IgG antibody for the SARS-Cov-2 virus. This test is a serum-base (blood draw) specimen that we process at our high complexity laboratory. Results from this test are expected back within 24 hours of delivery of the specimen to Alpha lab.


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The timing of your test will determine which test to schedule.

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A) Incubation Period

The first 3-5 days after the virus enters your body, is called the Incubation Period. During this period, it is likely ALL tests will return a negative result.

B) Infection Period

10 Days within symptoms arriving, you are at your most contagious. This called the Infection Period. During this time, Viral RNA and Antigen tests will likely return a positive result and antibody tests will likely return a negative result.

C) Immune Response Period

Nearing 12-14 days after symptoms arrive, you enter the Immune Response Period. During this time, Antibody tests will likely return a positive result and Viral RNA and Antigen tests will likely return negative results.