We offer the following tests:
PCR – The most sensitive with results typically available within 24-36 hours of the lab receiving the sample.
Rapid Antigen – Detects when individuals are infectious to others. Less sensitive than PCR.
Due to very high sample volumes we are unable to offer expedited or premium services. We are experiencing wait times of 1-3 hours at our USA Hockey Drive Through facility.
We offer COVID-19 testing via rtPCR, neutralizing antibody, rapid antigen, and rapid antibody. All four test types are offered at the USA Hockey Arena location Plymouth, MI, or through our On-Site Collection services program here. Currently, only PCR-based testing is available at our pharmacy collection sites with results available typically in 24-48 hours from receiving the samples at our lab.
PCR, also known as rtPCR, is the most sensitive and accurate test and involves polymerase chain reaction to detect nucleic acids of the virus which will determine whether a patient is currently infected or in the early or late stages of infection. Results are typically available in 24-48 hours from receipt of sample at the lab.
Neutralizing antibody test measures the amount of antibodies you have in your system. This test offers certainty certainty to your vaccine status. Turn around time is 24-48 hours.
Rapid antigen detects a protein on the virus and determines if a patient is currently contagious and actively shedding the virus. The test is less sensitive than PCR and not as accurate.
Rapid antibody detects for two different COVID-related antibodies in the blood and determines whether you have antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, either from vaccination or prior/current infection.
For American citizens with health insurance, the rtPCR and rapid antigen tests are covered in full. Even without insurance, or if your insurance provider denies coverage, you will never be billed for your test, according to the CARES Act through the United States federal government.
For travel-related testing, you should confirm with your insurance company if this is covered. If not, you can select our credit card payment option for testing.
Hours vary by sample collection location and can be found at our website here.
Our main testing site at the USA Hockey Arena is open for testing Monday through Friday 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Yes. Due to very high holiday volumes, we are unable to accept samples without an appointment. Please register for an appointment ahead of time at our USA Hockey location or one of our participating pharmacy locations on our website here.
Yes, the information included in your report (your test type, dates of collection and reporting, CLIA ID, passport number if applicable, etc) fulfills all requirements for international travel.
Please note, certain destinations require a specific type of sample collection, ie a nasopharyngeal swab (NPS), and is the responsibility of the client to know what is required. Our typical method is an anterior nasal swab (ANS), which is widely accepted, but can provide NPS when required.
If you are booking a test for travel to Hawaii, you will need to book your appointment through AZOVA and select one of our locations on their site.
Our main testing site is located in the parking lot of the USA Hockey Arena on Beck Rd in Plymouth, MI. This site offers PCR, Rapid Antigen and Rapid Antibody tests for COVID-19.