COVID-19 Lab Testing

Certified COVID-19 PCR Testing Laboratory

Fast and Reliable Results to Empower Patients and Providers

PCR testing for COVID-19 produces accurate and timely data to inform treatment solutions and quarantine protocols. The PCR test offers the best results to diagnose COVID-19. Plus, the PCR test fulfills travel, school, event, and workplace requirements.

What is the PCR COVID-19 Test?

PCR stands for a polymerase chain reaction and is the gold-standard method for detecting the COVID-19 virus from any sample (nasal swab, throat swab, or saliva sample). This type of molecular testing identifies the DNA or RNA to determine if the virus is active in the patient. PCR tests can find the virus in the early stages, which can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How Does PCR COVID-19 Work?

Currently, patients may receive free testing at health centers throughout the United States. The healthcare provider takes a swab of the nasal passage. The SARS-CoV-2 virus uses RNA, which the lab converts from single-stranded RNA to double-stranded DNA using reverse transcription. The lab then separates the two DNA template strands. Primers then attach to the DNA strands.

If the primers match the DNA, the DNA amplifies, and the sample is positive for COVID-19. If the sample shows no amplification, the result is negative for COVID-19. The primer can only amplify from viral material, making false positives extremely rare.

Testing Results for Healthcare Providers and More

LUX Diagnostics works with testing centers and healthcare facilities. We also offer laboratory services for other industries.
  • Testing Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Pharmacies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Sports Team
  • Employers
  • Venues and Arenas
  • Universities and Schools
  • And More
Contact us to learn more about our COVID-19 testing procedures.

The COVID-19 Testing Process

Simple and effective testing improves healthcare for doctors and patients by providing informed diagnostics.
The healthcare provider collects a sample from the patient's nasal passage.
The healthcare provider sends the secure sample to LUX Diagnostics.
LUX Diagnostics processes the sample using innovative PCR testing technology.
The patient receives the result with a detailed report via Dragonfly patient portal.
The healthcare provider has access to the patient’s results via Dragonfly portal.

Identify COVID-19 with accurate and early detection technology.

Reasons Patients Need A PCR COVID-19 Test

According to the CDC, patients need COVID-19 testing for specific reasons.

Patient has COVID-19 symptoms

Patient had exposure to COVID-19 at least five days prior

Screening required for school, work, congregate setting, or other reason

Screening before and after travel

Screening recommended or required by a healthcare professional

Follow up to a positive rapid COVID test

COVID-19 testing is available without a physician's referral for free.

Why COVID-19 Testing is Essential

The PCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2 is highly accurate when performed by experienced healthcare professionals and evaluated by a trusted and innovative lab. These reliable results help to curb the spread of the virus. Informed patients know to practice COVID-19 safety protocols.

COVID-19 testing also helps track community levels of the virus to inform local health officials. Accurate virus data helps set policies and public safety guidelines. For the patient and the community, quick and effective testing is essential in the fight against COVID-19.

What Is the Timeframe for Test Results?

Our lab provides results for COVID-19 testing in 24 to 48 hours. We understand that the results of these tests affect decisions that will impact your business and your life. It is our priority to ensure fast and accurate results. Our lab is highly capable and can run up to 10,000 tests per day.

What Are Inconclusive and False Negative Results?

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the COVID-19 testing technology, there are rare cases where your results may not immediately produce a conclusive result.

When a result is "inconclusive," we recommend repeating COVID-19 testing. The test may have picked up the residual virus from someone recovering from a COVID-19 infection and who is, in fact, no longer infected. Alternatively, the test could have picked up a minute amount of contaminant during the collection or processing.

"False-negative" results can occur when a person has COVID-19, but the test results are negative. At the very early stages of an infection, the amount of virus can be too low for the COVID-19 test to detect the virus.

We recommend repeating the test if you develop symptoms, even if a recent COVID-19 test returned negative. Use a PCR test in this situation because antigen tests are more likely to give a "false negative" result.

Precise Healthcare Solutions

LUX Diagnostics supports healthcare professionals with innovative diagnostics testing results. Our lab processes COVID-19 tests quickly, safely, and accurately. As a top laboratory in the Southeast, we have the capacity, equipment, and software integration to provide excellent service with trusted results.

PCR COVID-19 tests empower healthcare providers and patients with the information needed to make confident treatment plans. Plus, accurate COVID-19 tracking improves public health.

Learn more about how COVID-19 professional testing benefits healthcare providers and other industries. Contact LUX Diagnostics today.

Learn more about how COVID-19 professional testing benefits healthcare providers and other industries. Contact LUX Diagnostics today.
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