Same Day RT-PCR, Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Testing in National City
COVID-19 Testing in National City
Same Day Test and Result
Free RT-PCR* < 16 hours turnaround
Free Rapid Antigen* < 15 minutes turnaround
*All insurances accepted
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COVID-19 Testing (Insurance)
COVID-19 Testing (Self-Pay)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is RT-PCR better than Rapid Antigen?
The RT-PCR test is processed at a high-complexity laboratory and is generally much more accurate than the Antigen test. The RT-PCR test recognizes the virus DNA itself, whereas the Antigen test recognizes the protein made by the virus. As such, the RT-PCR test is able to recognize the virus at a much earlier stage after exposure, whereas the Rapid Antigen test detects the presence of the virus at a later stage.
For patients that don’t have any symptoms and were exposed, we generally recommend the RT-PCR test.
What type of tests can I get?
We provide the RT-PCR test, which is the most accurate test and is accepted by most travel destinations.
We also provide Rapid Antigen tests, which provide speedy results but are less accurate than the RT-PCR tests.
Where can I get tested?
You can get tested at any of our locations. You can find a list of our locations at premiumhealth.us/locations
What makes Premium Health COVID-19 testing different?
- Walkin and scheduled testing available.
- Automated secure electronic results sent directly for your convenience.
- All testing done through CLIA-certified, high-complexity laboratory specialized in molecular diagnostics and infectious diseases.
- Easy intake process.
- Covid screening by licensed medical professionals available.
How do I get my test result?
Test results are sent via email and/or text message automatically as soon as the results are out. Patients elect the method of notification during the intake process.
People looking to get tested for COVID-19 with the PCR or Rapid Antigen test will find our testing site in National City CA, located in a part of San Diego County, helpful in finding cost free COVID-19 tests near them.