Sensitivity is sometimes called the “true positive rate.” It measures how frequently the test is positive when the person being tested actually has the disease. For example, when a test has 80% sensitivity, the test detects 80% of patients with the disease (true positives). However, 20% of patients with the disease are not detected (false … Read more
Both tests determine COVID-19 current infection status, however they have very different use cases. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. Antigen testing … Read more
The patient should register their kit when they are ready to take the test. (This should be within the required time-frame, if any, per their destination.) During the registration process there are questions regarding their destination, specifically if the test is for travel to (Turks & Caicos), (or Hawaii), etc. (They should select “Yes” as … Read more
Your collection kit arrives in a white box with a printed GetTestedNow.com sleeve. Note: After you remove the sleeve the white box has the FedEx return label affixed to it. (This same white box is your return package.) .
The unopened saliva test kit currently has a shelf life of up to 2 years. .
Yes. You can order and take a COVID-19 test regardless of whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. .
No. This is not a test for COVID-19 antibodies (also known as a serological test). Antibodies are produced by people who have had the disease and have recovered.
No! That is the beauty of this test compared to all the others out there. All you need to do is spit in a tube.
This RT-PCR test detects specific genes from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. After you provide a sample of your saliva, the virus’s genetic material is extracted from it and these specific genes are looked for in a laboratory. If they are there, the test is considered positive.
Yes. This assay is intended for use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization #200090 authorized on April 10, 2019. This is the only saliva test and saliva collection device that is FDA-authorized for at-home self-collection in the U.S. at this time. See the EUA here.