Choosing Between
COVID-19 Tests

Get Tested Now

Choosing Between
COVID-19 Tests

Get Tested Now

Three Types of COVID-19 Tests

Olympus Health & Performance now offers three different tests for the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including PCR testing, rapid antigen testing, and antibody testing. All of these are FDA-authorized, each is useful in different situations, and each provides different information to our clients. But how do you know which one is right for you? We’ll help break it down:

If you have recently been exposed to the virus and/or are experiencing symptoms, you should be tested for the active virus. Our PCR test and Rapid Antigen test both do this. The PCR test is more accurate but results take longer: 48-72 hours. If time is of the essence, we will provide you with the results of your Antigen test within 15 minutes. Please see the PCR page or Antigen page for more details.

If you may have had symptoms of an infection more than two weeks previously or are concerned that you might have had an asymptomatic infection due to community exposure (up to 40% of infections have no symptoms, according to the CDC), then the antibody test is for you. Please see the antibody page for more details.

Which Test is Right For Me?

Below is a table to help Olympus Health & Performance clients decide which test is most appropriate for them.

Client Situation
Appropriate Test
Mild symptoms* of COVID-19
(Those with significant shortness of breath or other severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately)
PCR test
• Alternatively, a rapid antigen test can be performed first, and if positive, a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. If the antigen test is negative, we will recommend a follow-up PCR test
No symptoms, but known or suspected recent exposure to someone with proven COVID-19 disease (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period)
PCR test five days and eight days after most recent contact
• Alternatively, a rapid antigen test can be performed first on each day, and if positive, a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. If the antigen test is negative, we will recommend a follow-up PCR test
Asymptomatic, no known recent exposure (perhaps re-entering employment)
Symptoms occurred more than two-three weeks ago and have resolved but no testing previously done
Antibody test, potentially with PCR if symptoms occurred two-three weeks previously
Concern for asymptomatic disease in the past because of community exposure (others not following precautions)
Antibody test, potentially with PCR if symptoms occurred two-three weeks previously
Business screening for asymptomatic employees
Travel
PCR test, but many countries have specific requirements. For example, China requires both PCR and Antibody testing
• PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE FOR TESTING FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES: (385) 645-6137
* According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Which Test is Right For Me?

Below are scenarios to help Olympus Health & Performance clients decide which test is most appropriate for them.

Mild symptoms* of COVID-19
(Those with significant shortness of breath or other severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately)

PCR test
• Alternatively, a rapid antigen test can be performed first, and if positive, a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. If the antigen test is negative, we will recommend a follow-up PCR test

No symptoms, but known or suspected recent exposure to someone with proven COVID-19 disease (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period)

PCR test five days and eight days after most recent contact
• Alternatively, a rapid antigen test can be performed first on each day, and if positive, a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. If the antigen test is negative, we will recommend a follow-up PCR test

Asymptomatic, no known recent exposure (perhaps re-entering employment)

Rapid antigen test

Symptoms occurred more than two-three weeks ago and have resolved but no testing previously done

Antibody test, potentially with PCR if symptoms occurred two-three weeks previously

Concern for asymptomatic disease in the past because of community exposure (others not following precautions)

Antibody test, potentially with PCR if symptoms occurred two-three weeks previously

Business screening for asymptomatic employees

Rapid antigen test

Travel

PCR test, but many countries have specific requirements. For example, China requires both PCR and Antibody testing
• PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE FOR TESTING FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES: (385) 645-6137

* According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Three Appointment Booking Options

We offer your choice of three appointment scheduling options.

  • Use our self-scheduling tool to immediately secure your appointment
  • Submit your information via contact form and we’ll call you ASAP
  • Or, call (385) 645-6137 and we’ll walk you through your options

For mobile testing, businesses, or to test multiple people, please list their name(s) and contact information in the form or call (385) 645-6137 to schedule.

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