The COVID-19 RT-PCR test provides same-day results from an anterior nasal or nasal mid-turbinate swab sample. This RT-PCR test is FDA EUA authorized for testing individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. Testing at EDP is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PCR 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 Same-Day COVID-19 RT-PCR 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 on the door.
What is the testing facility capacity?
Our testing and sample collection 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 nasal mid-turbinate swab. This test is FDA EUA authorized and results are provided same-day.
How are results delivered?
When the test is complete, results will be delivered by email or the patient’s preferred method. Email is the fastest way to get your results.
If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. You should consult your healthcare provider and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation. 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 medical history, and symptoms.
A negative test result means that the nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. For COVID-19, a negative test result for a sample collected while a person has symptoms usually means that COVID-19 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. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 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.
The Same-Day COVID-19 RT-PCR Test is used to detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2. This test is administered at EDP Biotech, by collecting an anterior nasal or nasal mid-turbinate swab sample. The test is FDA EUA authorized and results are provided same-day. Testing at EDP is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This test is currently self-pay only. This test is FDA EUA authorized and may be reimbursable. Check with your insurance provider.