The COVID-19/Flu A&B Rapid Antigen test is used to detect active infection if you are symptomatic with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, within the first 5 days of symptom onset.
- This test is administered at EDP Biotech, by collecting a nasal swab sample.
- The new Rapid Antigen test can provide results in 15 minutes and is FDA EUA-authorized.
- Testing at EDP is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- These tests are currently self-pay only. This Rapid Antigen test is FDA EUA authorized and may be reimbursable. Check with your insurance provider.
ANTIGEN TEST FAQS
How to order a test?
Click the Checkout / Schedule Appointment button above, you will be taken to a page to purchase the On Location COVID-19/Flu A&B Rapid Antigen Test. Once your purchase is complete and you’ve provided us with some identifying information you will see a scheduling screen. Pick an appointment date and time.
Where is the testing center?
Our testing facility is located at 6701 Baum Drive Suite 110 Knoxville, TN 37919. Drive to the back of the building. The testing center is marked with a sign.
What is the testing facility capacity?
Our testing facility is in an office at the rear of our lab. For your safety only one patient or family will be admitted at a time. When you order a test kit you will select your appointment time.
How long does it take?
Taking a sample only takes a few minutes. Plan your visit for at least 30 minutes.
What happens during Testing?
This test is administered at EDP Biotech, by collecting an anterior nasal or nasopharyngeal swab. This test is FDA EUA authorized and takes approximately 15 minutes for results.
How are results delivered?
When the test is complete, results will be delivered by email or patient’s preferred method. Email is the fastest way to get your results.
WHAT DO THE RESULTS MEAN?
Positive Result: If you have a positive test result for COVID-19, Flu A, or Flu B, it is very likely that you have the virus indicated by the test. You should consult your healthcare provider and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation for the positive virus in your test. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result). Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with medical history, and your symptoms.
Negative Result: A negative test result means that the viruses that cause COVID-19, Flu A, or Flu B were not found in your sample. A negative test result for a sample collected while a person has symptoms usually means that these viruses did not cause your recent illness.
However, it is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19, Flu A, or Flu B. This means that you could possibly still be infected even though the test is negative. If this is the case, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you.
It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.