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Frequently Asked Questions.

Why HealthTrackRx PCR Testing

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is one of the foremost methods of detecting bacteria or viruses on the molecular level. PCR testing is reliable for people with and without symptoms due to its sensitivity. It is the test that doctors worldwide increasingly depend on for accurate answers.

PCR testing delivers greater accuracy than the rapid antigen tests you find at drugstores. With rapid tests, there is a greater chance for false-negative results because they can’t always detect small amounts of the virus, which can be especially problematic in asymptomatic cases.

In addition to accuracy, PCR delivers considerably faster results than culture, which can take 3-14 days or longer for results.

The short answer: Speed and accuracy. No one wants to wait for answers or treatment when they’re feeling unwell. That is why HealthTrackRx works to get answers faster. We leverage the latest in RT-PCR technology to analyze your sample rapidly and reliably, accurately detecting the most relevant viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens.

What does that mean for you? We deliver results within 24 hours of receiving your specimen*, which greatly reduces the time it takes for you to receive an accurate diagnosis.

*Most results will be available by midnight on the same day your sample arrives at the lab.

HealthTrackRx has been doing laboratory testing for over 20 years.

COVID-19 + Flu + RSV At-Home Collection Kit

This is a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, which is one of the advanced methods of detecting bacteria or viruses in laboratory testing.

These are three of the major respiratory infections that are spreading among Americans today. All share very similar symptoms but have varying levels of severity for different age groups. Get better faster by understanding what specific illness you have.

Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19 are all highly contagious respiratory infections caused by different viruses. The symptoms of these viruses can be similar, but treatment may vary based on your diagnosis.

You can find information about the similarities and differences between the flu and COVID-19 on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

The CDC also provides more information about RSV transmission, symptoms and care here.

Any adult or child over the age of 2 who experiences symptoms that could indicate a respiratory infection like cough, fever, fatigue and difficulty breathing. You can find out more about prevention and symptoms on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Yes! Our laboratory is regulated and qualified under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing, and has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more.

Your results will tell you if you have an Influenza, RSV and/or COVID-19 infection. While the symptoms of these respiratory infections are similar, your healthcare provider may recommend different treatments based on your results.

We deliver results within 24 hours of receiving your specimens*, which greatly reduces the time it takes for you to receive an accurate diagnosis.

*Most results will be available by midnight on the same day your sample arrives at the lab.

When you register your test, it connects you to the unique barcode within your sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not linked to you. You should only register your test when you are ready to take your sample.

If you test positive for COVID-19, we recommend you follow the latest CDC guidelines. If applicable, check with your employer for specific workplace protocols.