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ANTIGEN & PCR TESTS IN TULUM
PCR TEST IN TULUM
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Schedule quickly and conveniently here online, or come to our facility in Tulum. All viral tests are performed in our parking lot from your car, no need to leave your vehicle.
We offer live virus testing via PCR, NAAT, and antigen techniques for a full range of needs and turnaround times. Rapid testing results are available same day within 90 minutes, lab-based PCR returns results in 2 days.
We also perform antibody testing for pre- and post-vaccination blood samples. Antibody testing can determine if your body is producing antibodies which recognize and combat COVID-19, potentially telling you if you have been exposed to the virus before, or if your body is responding to the vaccine and contributing to protective immunity.
COVID-19 Testing Types
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The PCR (Polymerasa Chain Reaction) test is the main test used to detect the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease in humans.
This is a molecular biology laboratory test, the objective of which is to find genetic material of pathogens that can cause disease. Taking a small sample of organic material, it is potentiated and maximized, being able to identify if the genetic chain of the agent exists specifically.
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This type of test detects protein material of the virus existing in its protective layer, that is, proteins that are part of the composition of the virus (also called “antigens”). Upon detection, it is presumed that the patient contracted the Sars CoV-2 virus and with it, may develop the COVID-19 disease as well as be a person capable of spreading the infection. The results that are delivered are qualitative.
COVID-19 PCR TEST
The PCR test is the most performed and well-understood COVID-19 test available, with millions performed around the country so far. This test looks for active virus in nasal swabs and other samples and delivers results in 2 days or less. Available for travel, pre-medical procedure, and for potential exposure or symptoms.
Learn whether you are carrying active virus in your body with a simple nasal swab. Get results back within 24 hours so you can make informed decisions with up-to-date information. FDA EUA authorized and performed in our Tlum Lab location.
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Results within 24 hours guaranteed or you will receive a full refund*. STAT ordering is also available, which guarantees results within 6 hours. Uses either nasal swab or saliva sample** (choose option when you make your appointment; saliva not available for STAT results). >99% sensitivity and specificity per manufacturer (Cepheid).
General COVID-19 PCR TEST Information
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. The WHO first learned of the existence of this new virus on December 31, 2019, when it was informed of a group of cases of “viral pneumonia” that had been declared in Wuhan, China.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Less common symptoms that affect some patients include aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, and skin rashes or color changes. on the fingers or toes.
These symptoms are usually mild and start gradually. Some of the infected people have only very mild symptoms.
Hand washing is the simplest, simplest and most accessible way to avoid illness. By washing hands with soap, for at least 20 seconds, the contagion and spread of the virus can be avoided, as well as ensuring the health of the population.
Make wearing a mask a normal part of your interaction with other people. To be as effective as possible, it is essential to use, store, clean and dispose of the masks correctly. Keep the mask with you at all times, even at the beach.
Stay at least 2 meters distance between you and other people to reduce your risk of infection when others cough, sneeze or speak. Keep an even greater distance between yourself and other people indoors. The bigger the distance, the better.
PCR TESTS IN TULUM FAQ
When Should I make the test?
If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a viral test no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
How do we measure test accuracy?
When we measure the accuracy of a laboratory test, we’re actually measuring two different types of accuracy:
- The test’s sensitivity is its ability to correctly indicate when an individual is currently infected (for a diagnostic case) or has has antibodies to the virus (for an antibody test).
- The test’s specificity is its ability to correctly indicate when an individual is not infected (for a diagnostic test) or doesn’t have antibodies (for an antibody test).
A test that is very sensitive is less likely to give false-negative results, and a test that is highly specific is less likely to give false positives
What is a “false negative?”
A false negative is a test result that is wrong, because it indicates the person is not infected when they really are, or that they don’t have antibodies when they actually do.
What is a “false positive?”
A false positive is a test result that is wrong, because it indicates the person is infected when they really are not or that they have antibodies when they really don’t.
How does the diagnostic test work?
The test most commonly used to diagnose COVID-19 is a molecular test, or PCR test. It works by detecting genetic material from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When someone is infected, they have this genetic material in their nose and upper throat. The test uses a sample that is collected with a swab from an area of the nasal passage where viral particles are likely to be present.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently authorized a second type of diagnostic test known as an antigen test. Rather than looking for genetic material from the virus, the antigen test looks for molecules on the surface of the virus. Antigen tests are relatively inexpensive and can be run in about 15 minutes without specialized equipment
Who should get tested?
If you are coming to campus regularly, the Covid Pass app will notify you when you need to be tested. But, remember, if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to be tested at the Covid Pass testing site.
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