Rapid PCR or Molecular COVID-19 Test & Rapid Antibody Test Information

Last Update: 1/4/22

Currently two types of COVID-19 tests are available.  We offer the molecular and PCR tests that detect the virus’s genetic material, the sample is collected with a nasal swab. No appointments needed! Testing is done on a walk-in basis. Available at both Delray Beach locations.

COVID-19 Rapid Molecular Test with Nasal Swab

  • Nasal Swab, Molecular test comes back in 15 minutes, we charge $150.00
  • This test tells you if you have a current infection.
  • This is a great option for those looking to see if they have the virus; however, it is not the PCR test that airlines are looking for.
  • No appointment needed
  • NOT processed through insurance

COVID-19 Rapid PCR Test with Nasal Swab

  • Nasal Swab, PCR rapid test takes approximately 48 minutes to process, we charge $175.00
  • This test tells you if you have a current infection. The nasal swab detects viral RNA.
  • This is an excellent test, this one you would use for travel.
  • NOTE: Due to high demand and a shortage on these swabs, we may not have the rapid PCR test in stock at all times. An alternative option is to receive the PCR nasal swab that we send out to the lab (results typically take 1-3 days)
  • No appointment needed
  • NOT processed through insurance

If you have 1-3 days to wait for results, we can send your PCR test to the lab with Nasal Swab

  • No appointment needed
  • Processed through your insurance

Extended RPP with Nasal Swab

  • This is a nasal swab that is sent to the lab and returns results in 1-3 days.
  • This tests for COVID-19, the Flu and multiple other viruses. This test is an important tool because viruses cause similar symptoms but require different management approaches.
  • No appointment needed
  • Processed through your insurance.

Important Considerations

  • Testing is time-sensitive and repeat testing may be needed. If you test negative for COVID-19, you may not have been infected at the time your sample was collected. You may also test negative if your sample was collected too early on after exposure. You may also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and become infected then.​
  • At this time, there is not enough evidence to support that the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 provides short- or long-term immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

COVID Testing  Costs

  1. Nasal swab done in-office and sent to our outside lab (not rapid): will be processed through your insurance.
  2. Rapid in-office costs for testing, not processed through insurance:
    Antibody (15 minute test) – $50;
    Rapid Molecular (15 minute test) – $150;
    Rapid PCR (48 minute test) – $175

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does a negative COVID test really mean? 

A negative test means you are likely not infected at the time of testing; however, results are not 100% accurate and if you were exposed it’s possible you are still in the incubation period which would cause a false negative.

Q. Next week I am traveling on a plane for business and need a rapid test to confirm I am negative.

If traveling, a negative test pre-travel does not preclude you from becoming exposed on the plane or after you arrive at your destination, or possible you are still in the incubation period.

Q. If  my COVID test comes back negative should I still quarantine for 14 days?

If your COVID test is negative you likely do not need to quarantine, but as mentioned, if tested too early after exposure it can be a false negative, and possible you are still in the incubation period.

Q. I am Asymptomatic with no known exposure – should I get tested?

Asymptomatic with no known exposure, no need to get tested. If you have symptoms we recommend being evaluated by our providers so they can decide if you need testing, and if so, COVID or other viral testing including influenza, as we are now entering flu season.

Rapid Antibody Test with Finger Stick

  • Rapid antibody test via a finger stick and results in 15 minutes.
    • Serologic Antibody Testing with a finger stick to draw blood
  • This test detects IgM and IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies represent the immune system’s effort to fight off the disease. The detection of antibodies indicates that you currently have or have recently had the virus.
  • In the early days of an infection, when the body’s immune response is still building, antibodies may not be detected.
  • IgM antibodies represent the body’s early response to the virus and take at least a week to appear after a person has been infected.
  • IgG antibodies represent the body’s later response to the virus and appear approximately 3 to 4 weeks after infection.
  • No appointment needed
  • NOT processed through insurance


  1. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/COVID19

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