COVID-19 Testing

SCT Medical Clinic now offers COVID-19 testing to help employers facilitate return-to-work and site-specific surveillance, or for anyone curious about their Coronavirus status.
Walk-in collections are available at our clinic in Parma, or on-site at your workplace.

Available Testing

15 Minutes Antigen Testing

This test detects certain proteins that are part of the virus. Using a nasal or throat swab to get a fluid sample, antigen tests can produce results in 15 minutes.

30 Minute Accula (NAAT) RT-PCR Traveler Testing

A rapid molecular (RT-PCR), visually-read test that detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 30 minutes. Much like the standard RT-PCR test, this rapid PCR test is administered as a nasal swab. Instead of being sent to a laboratory for processing, the Accula test can be processed onsite using a portable device. Once the test cassette has been inserted into the machine, your results are available within 30 minutes.

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RNA PCR Nasal Swab

This test is used by the clinician to evaluate a person who is ill with respiratory symptoms or to evaluate if a person is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, but not showing symptoms. Testing is covered by insurance.

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Antibody Testing

A highly sensitive technology that will evaluate for the presence of antibodies in the blood that can determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19, or have developed antibodies due to previous exposure to COVID-19.

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Saliva Testing

A highly sensitive technology that allows clients needing a fast turnaround. Processing utilizes molecular methodology.  Can also test using Nasopharyngeal swabs.

The Roche COVID-19 Antibody Test is not FDA approved, but it has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for use under the Emergency Use Authorization Act. 

Testing is covered by most insurance plans, but if you are uninsured, the testing laboratory may be able to help cover the cost under the CARES Act.

**Important Considerations**

There is a possibility of false positive or false negative results for either of the testing methods available. You should always discuss clinical symptoms and exposure history with your primary care provider to receive important advice regarding quarantine, symptom monitoring and returning to work. It should be understood that the presence of antibodies does not mean you are immune to COVID-19, rather it demonstrates that you have been exposed in the past.