Let’s face it, COVID testing options are becoming quite complex. Our team of medical experts have simplified the three top options (based on accuracy percentage from the CDC’s research). Below you will find everything you need to know from when to get each test, how long the results take, where to get COVID-19 tests in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach and much more.
RT-PCR Test (used for travel or work) – $135
- Will detect the genetic material of the virus.
- The results are either positive or negative for live virus.
- A swab of the nasal cavity is sent to a laboratory for testing.
- Results in 48-72 hours.
- Results are 98.9% accurate
When should PCR test be done?
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Travel destinations that require a negative PCR test.
- People who need a negative PCR to return to work.
- People who have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test – $85
- Will detect the live virus antigen within the body.
- The results are either positive or negative.
- The test is a nasal swab specimen.
- Results are ready in 15 minutes.
- Results are 98% accurate.
When should a rapid antigen test be done?
- If a person has come in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and it has been no more than 5 days.
- A person who is in the early stages of infection.. within the first five days of the onset symptoms. Tests collected after day 5 of the illness are more likely to be negative.
Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test – $75
- The test is a simple fingerstick test that uses just one drop of blood to test for antibodies.
- The results are ready in 10 minutes.
- Results are 95-98% accurate.
This test will tell you one of four results:
- Positive IGM = you are an active carrier of the virus.
- Positive for IGG antibodies = you no longer have an active virus, it is a past infection.
- Positive for IGG & IGM = positive for active live virus and you’re toward the end of active infection.
- Negative result = No COVID-19. You could still be an active carrier of the virus but your body hasn’t produced the antibodies to destroy the virus. If it has been more than 5-7 days since you were in contact with someone with active COVID -19, then it is a good probability that you are negative.
When should a rapid antibody test be done?
- If a person has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and it has been more than 5-7 days.
- If a person has COVID-19 symptoms for more than 5-7 days.
- People who were sick in the past and want to know if they have the COVID-19 antibodies.
Where to get COVID-19 Testing in Pensacola
ProHealth is administering COVID-19 testing at 3298 Summit Blvd. at Suite 33 and Suite 51 in Pensacola. Call them today at 850-435-4997. They are open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm.
Where to get COVID-19 Testing in Fort Walton Beach
ProHealth is administering COVID-19 testing at 2010 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Call them today at 850-439-4160. They are open M-F 8 am – 3 pm; Sat. 9 am – 1 pm.
“I knew there were COVID-19 testing options in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach but didn’t know where to go. A friend told me about ProHealth. I had only a 5 minute wait and after my test, I found out my results in 10 minutes! Wow.”Jenny F. | ProHealth Patient
How much does COVID-19 Testing cost at ProHealth?
- Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test – $75
- Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test – $85
- RT-PCR Test (used for travel or work) – $135
No insurance accepted at ProHealth for COVID-19 Testing Options in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach. For additional concerns or questions about COVID-19, please refer to CDC.gov.