Please note that COVID-19 tests are processed by outside labs. Turnaround times are currently significantly extended due to expanded statewide testing. We apologize for any inconvenience.
COVID-19 Test FAQs:
What is the COVID-19 test?
This test involves a quick nasal swab, which confirms whether you have an active infection of COVID-19.
What is the COVID-19 antibody test?
The antibody test detects IgG antibodies, which indicates if you’ve had the COVID-19 virus in the past.
I think I had COVID-19, but I didn’t get tested. When should I get the antibody test?
We recommend you wait at least 14 days before obtaining the antibody screen test to allow your body to produce the antibodies.
What does it mean if I have COVID-19 antibodies?
The production of antibodies does not necessarily mean that you are immune from another episode of COVID-19, but the test will confirm whether you had or did not have the virus. Individuals with COVID-19 may also have had very mild or no symptoms yet they will have produced antibodies.
Do you have a rapid COVID-19 test?
At the present time, we do not offer a rapid test for COVID-19.
Righttime Medical Care does not require referrals for COVID-19 testing and, therefore, our providers perform a physical exam on each patient who visits for a COVID-19 test for his or her general health.
For patients with insurance, Righttime will submit to your insurance company for the exam and the COVID-19 test, as well as any other lab tests. Your insurance plan will determine whether you are responsible for any portion of the exam charge or the laboratory charge for testing.
For self-pay patients with symptoms, your claim will be processed through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Relief Fund. You may receive a separate bill from the lab in some cases.
For self-page patients without symptoms (asymptomatic), we will bill for the cost of the exam and any specimens sent to outside an lab for testing (including the COVID-19 test), may result in a separate fee(s).
How can I obtain a screening for COVID-19 without a physical exam if I don't have symptoms and my employer or school is requiring documentation or I just need peace of mind?
Because Righttime Medical Care is part of the MedStar Health family, you may use MedStar eVisit for a referral to one of MedStar Health's COVID-19 testing tents or to discuss other types of home or state-based testing options.