Current TAT: 24 hours
Patients Choice Laboratories tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2 for the diagnosis of COVID-19 using nasopharyngeal swab and saliva as recommended by CDC. Both tests are run using Real-Time PCR for the most accurate and quick results.
COVID Saliva Test
The COVID+ Saliva Test is a noninvasive, safe, and reliable test designed to help employees return to work and get students back in the classroom. The COVID+ Saliva Test is the new gold standard for detecting coronavirus. Specimen collection is pain free and can be self-administered making it a convenient solution for serial testing. As a result, the risk of spreading the virus is reduced because social distancing protocols are met. The COVID+ Saliva Test has a greater than 95% sensitivity rate in finding coronavirus so you can feel confident and comfortable that the workplace or classroom is COVID free. As testing for Covid-19 is increasingly becoming a requirement for travel and other purposes, salivary sample collection appears to be a more viable and cost-effective alternative to nasal swabbing and can help expand testing.
The declaration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a US public health emergency on March 13, 2020, altered the way we work and live, intensified feelings of stress and created uncertainty about the future for many people. The closure of many businesses led to financial instability and the highest unemployment rates since 1976 (CDC).
New routines and behaviors, including masks and social distancing are reminders of the “new normal” which have been shown to increase stress and anxiety. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing recommendations prompted many businesses to adopt work-from-home options for their employees where feasible. For many of these workers, lack of physical and temporal work boundaries between work and home life resulted in longer work hours and fragmented focus time, leading to stress, burnout, and fatigue. Many are also juggling increased caregiving responsibilities in response to changing school arrangements and research suggests mothers may be more affected than fathers based on differences in childcare duties.
Although there are advantages from working at home, research has shown that working from home has negative effects on employees. For example:
Balancing work-life and family life
Scope of job growth is limited
Lack of access to documents
Business phone interruptions
Motivational and ergonomic issues
As a result, employers are seeking safe and effective ways to get employees back to the workplace. A key to ensuring that employees remain safe is through lab testing. The most reliable tests are performed by PCR and The COVID+ Saliva Test is dependable and painless.