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COVID-19

RT-PCR TESTING

UNILAB Specializes in

Same-Day testing for businesses and international travelers.

All tests are by appointment only.  We do not accept walk-ins.

About Unilab

Unilab is a full-service medical laboratory specializing in endocrine and infectious disease testing, including COVID-19 and FDA Donor Testing. Unilab is trusted by doctors everywhere to provide accurate and timely results, with an unparalleled level of comprehensive and compassionate care.

 

Unilab is the largest specialized medical infertility lab in the state, trusted by fertility doctors in South Florida and around the world to provide accurate and timely results for over 30 years.

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

RT-PCR TEST

24-48 Hour Results!

Tells you if you have an active infection.

Test needed for most travel destinations

RT-PCR Tests are considered the Gold Standard  in Testing.

$150

IgG Antibody Test

24-48 Hour Results!

The presence of these antibodies signifies the likelihood that you’ve had the infection

$50

Complete COVID-19 Test Panel

24-48 Hour Results!

Includes both tests.  RT-PCR, IgG Antibodies.

$200

Same-Day results are available for an additional $50 fee. By appointment only and subject to availability. 

Sample must be collected before 11 AM.

*All tests are performed by appointment only Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM.  We do not accept walk-ins.

Contact us to learn more.

Group Testing Discounts Available

We work with businesses of all sizes, schools, sports programs, and yachts.  We will schedule a clinician to come to your location and swab on-site for 5 or more .

We can schedule a weekly screening to prevent outbreaks that can shut down a department or an entire company

Our RT-PCR testing has a very high sensitivity rate meaning we can more accurately detect asymptomatic infections than the 15 minute antigen test. 

What is the RT-PCR Test

Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) tests are considered the Gold Standard in testing.  The reverse  RT–PCR technique is highly sensitive, specific and can deliver a reliable diagnosis in as little as three hours.  Compared to other available virus isolation methods, RT–PCR is significantly faster and has a lower potential for contamination or errors, as the entire process can be carried out within a closed tube. It continues to be the most accurate method available for the detection of the COVID-19 virus.

The Lyra Direct SARS-CoV-2 Assay is a RT-PCR assay intended for the in vitro qualitative detection of human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from viral RNA extracted from nasal, nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens from patients.  The Assay targets the non-structural Polyprotein (pp1ab) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

What is an Antibody Test

Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which may tell you if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and can provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Antibodies are disease specific. For example, measles antibodies will protect you from getting measles if you are exposed to it again, but they won’t protect you from getting mumps if you are exposed to mumps.

Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection, except in instances in which viral testing is delayed. An antibody test may not show if you have a current COVID-19 infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies.