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Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Now Offered!
Olympus Health & Performance is now proudly offering coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid antigen testing in Utah. We also offer COVID-19 PCR testing COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 antibody testing, which we began providing in April. We’ve tested thousands of people for COVID-19 via PCR and antibody tests and are excited to add rapid antigen testing to our suite of testing services. Not sure which test you need? We can help you choose between COVID-19 tests.

How Fast Are Results Provided?
Similar to PCR tests, our nurses get a sample for testing via a quick nasal swab, but results are rapidly available. We’re now able to determine if you have a COVID-19 infection in just 15 minutes, while you wait. Our rapid diagnostic test for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen can identify an active infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Cost
In addition to faster results, fortunately, rapid antigen testing is less expensive than PCR testing. While we currently do not accept insurance for rapid antigen tests, the self-pay cost is only $75 per test.

How Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Works
How Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Works

Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Now Offered!
Olympus Health & Performance is now proudly offering coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid antigen testing in Utah. We also offer COVID-19 PCR testing COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 antibody testing, which we began providing in April. We’ve tested thousands of people for COVID-19 via PCR and antibody tests and are excited to add rapid antigen testing to our suite of testing services. Not sure which test you need? We can help you choose between COVID-19 tests.

How Fast Are Results Provided?
Similar to PCR tests, our nurses get a sample for testing via a quick nasal swab, but results are rapidly available. We’re now able to determine if you have a COVID-19 infection in just 15 minutes, while you wait. Our rapid diagnostic test for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen can identify an active infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing Cost
In addition to faster results, fortunately, rapid antigen testing is less expensive than PCR testing. While we currently do not accept insurance for rapid antigen tests, the self-pay cost is only $75 per test.

Where Is Testing Conducted?

Testing is available at our new Foothill Drive location, or we can travel to you. If you’re coming to us, testing is administered outside in your vehicle for safety. There is no need to enter the building. We’re now at 1414 S Foothill Drive, Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. Our nurses are also mobile and regularly travel to patients to administer testing. You must schedule an appointment for any COVID-19 test.

Our company was founded as a mobile healthcare provider and has been a mobile company since inception, sending nurses to patients at their home, business, resort, and other locations arranged by clients for their convenience. There is a small travel fee if you prefer to have one of our nurses travel to your home, office, or resort for testing. Call (385) 645-6137 for details.

Testing for Businesses

Many businesses across Utah are relying on COVID-19 rapid antigen testing of staff members to quickly identify infections and prevent outbreaks amongst employees and customers. Customers and employees appreciate businesses that take extra steps for their safety, and regular testing is part of a complete safety protocol. According to the CDC, an estimated 40% of those infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, so testing all employees regardless of symptoms is an important way to limit the spread and reduce absenteeism. Of course, even if no active infections are detected in your staff, it’s important to continue following CDC guidelines, including wearing masks, social distancing when possible, and regular hand washing.

Testing for Businesses

Many businesses across Utah are relying on COVID-19 rapid antigen testing of staff members to quickly identify infections and prevent outbreaks amongst employees and customers. Customers and employees appreciate businesses that take extra steps for their safety, and regular testing is part of a complete safety protocol. According to the CDC, an estimated 40% of those infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, so testing all employees regardless of symptoms is an important way to limit the spread and reduce absenteeism. Of course, even if no active infections are detected in your staff, it’s important to continue following CDC guidelines, including wearing masks, social distancing when possible, and regular hand washing.

Rapid Antigen Testing vs. PCR Testing

Patients often ask what the difference is between our rapid antigen testing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. PCR tests detect the presence of the virus’s genetic material on a molecular level, which requires the sample to be sent to a lab for evaluation. Rapid antigen tests detect the presence of specific proteins attached to the surface of the virus. As the name suggests, results are rapidly available because the diagnostic test is evaluated at the point of care by our nurse, without being sent to a separate laboratory.

Which is better? They’re both great for different reasons. Rapid antigen tests are less expensive and provide quicker results than PCR tests, which is a huge advantage. Rapid antigen tests are also highly specific, which means if the test returns positive results, you are highly likely to be infected. PCR testing is slightly more sensitive in detecting the virus.

Reducing the Chances of a False Negative

The downside is that rapid antigen testing has a higher chance of returning a false negative, meaning an active infection might not be detected. False negatives are most likely in cases where the infection is new and symptoms have not occurred yet. If you’ve been exposed to coronavirus and need testing, it’s recommended to immediately quarantine but allow 72 hours to pass before getting tested to reduce the chances of a false negative. Don’t wait too long, though. If you’ve experienced symptoms for 5 or more days, the amount of antigen in the sample we collect may decrease to levels more likely to provide a false negative.

Doctors and nurses may sometimes direct patients to get PCR testing, which we offer, if they believe an active infection may exist but a rapid antigen test provides a negative result.

Reducing the Chances of a False Negative

The downside is that rapid antigen testing has a higher chance of returning a false negative, meaning an active infection might not be detected. False negatives are most likely in cases where the infection is new and symptoms have not occurred yet. If you’ve been exposed to coronavirus and need testing, it’s recommended to immediately quarantine but allow 72 hours to pass before getting tested to reduce the chances of a false negative. Don’t wait too long, though. If you’ve experienced symptoms for 5 or more days, the amount of antigen in the sample we collect may decrease to levels more likely to provide a false negative.

Doctors and nurses may sometimes direct patients to get PCR testing, which we offer, if they believe an active infection may exist but a rapid antigen test provides a negative result.

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For mobile testing or groups of 3 or more, please contact us at 385-645-6137 to schedule.