COVID-19 Express PCR Test


This test can aid in the detection of the virus that causes COVID-19 using a technique known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This test requires an upper respiratory nasopharyngeal swab which is then tested using PCR looking for COVID-19 causative viral material, specifically the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

This test is ideal for patients who require rapid turnaround times. In order to process COVID-19 Express PCR samples within 24hrs, sample must be in the main laboratory by 2PM MST.

Due to high demand this test can only be schedule by calling 505.609.LABS (5227).

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Nasopharyngeal test includes:

  • COVID-19 Express PCR test
  • 24 hour rapid turnaround time

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