What is a PCR test for Coronavirus?

This test detects the virus’s genetic material using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Our licensed healthcare professionals will collect a nasal swab sample from the patient. It is next sent to our onsite lab to isolate the genetic material and interpret the results. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is considered the gold standard since the rapid test has demonstrated that it can miss some cases in the diagnosis of COVID-19.