Lab24 now offers PCR Covid-19 Testing— the most reliable and sensitive test for Covid-19, according to the FDA.
COVID-19 Testing in Redding
The PCR test is the most accurate test, according to the FDA. Lab 24’s COVID-19 PCR test has a fast turnaround for travel and work purposes. Results are typically available within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.
Important Note: Our PCR test does detect the Omicron variant.
Lab24 provides antibody testing. Results are available in 15 minutes.
In most cases, there is no cost to the person being tested. We bill your insurance.* Without insurance, the cost is $100 cash. *In some instances, insurance may not cover the entire cost of testing.
COVID-19 antibody testing is elective and is not covered by insurance. It is $100, cash. Results are available in fifteen minutes.
Employer PCR COVID-19 Testing. Test your employees and work crews for COVID-19 with PCR COVID-19 testing from Lab24. We also do B2B testing for doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. Learn more about testing employees for COVID-19.
What to Expect
During the test, our trained lab personnel will swipe a sterile nasal swab about ¾ inches (.5 cm) into your nose. The swab will be “swirled” for about 10 seconds in each nostril and then the test is complete.
What’s PCR Testing?
PCR (nasal swab testing) is recognized by the FDA as the most accurate and reliable form of COVID-19 testing.
The test detects the presence of COVID-19 genetic material (RNA) using a technique called reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR. RNA is extracted from your sample and transcribed to DNA. Then the DNA is amplified (many copies are made) so that the lab can obtain a meaningful result.
We do not need to do the invasive deep nasal swab that some have called the “brain tickler.” Our swab technique provides accurate results with maximum comfort.
Lab24, LLC is a fully licensed and accredited reference laboratory headquartered in beautiful Redding, CA. Lab24 is a premiere provider of Urine and Oral Fluid Toxicology Testing and Molecular PCR Testing. Throughout our time in the industry, we’ve gone to great lengths to offer more accurate and more efficient testing for our patients and clients.