Fast Lab NYC Covid Testing
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COVID-19 + Flu PCR Test (At-Home Collection Kit)

Multiple Options

Sample Type: Nasal Swab
Age: 2+

Collection Method: At-Home Kit   HSA/FSA Accepted

Test for COVID-19 and the flu with one short swab.

 Our at-home testing process is the most simple and effective way to get the answers you’re looking for.

After you place your order online, we post out your at-home coronavirus testing kit to your delivery address. In the kit, there are detailed instructions to follow to help collect your nasal swab sample with ease. Pre-paid postage is included so you don’t have to interact with a single person, to get it shipped back to our lab. Our testing laboratory will perform a PCR test on your sample for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before emailing you back your results within 1-2 days.

 

About our COVID-19 PCR Test

DETECTS KNOWN VARIANTS

Detects Known Variants

Our PCR Test detects known variants, including Delta

 
GOLD STANDARD

Gold Standard

PCR tests are considered a gold standard by the CDC* for diagnosing COVID-19 because of their sensitivity and specificity

 
50M PCR Tests Performed

50M+ PCR Tests Performed

Labcorp has performed over 50 million COVID-19 tests since March 2020

 
TRUSTED BY DOCTORS

Trusted by Doctors

Our PCR test is the same test used by doctors & hospitals to detect COVID-19. 

 

How It Works

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Select a billing option

Our goal is to provide peace of mind to everyone, so we have multiple payment options for you to choose from. You can bill your insurance through our payment system, or if you are uninsured, take the survey to see if you meet the necessary requirements for the COVID-19 federal funding. Alternatively, you can choose to skip the survey and pay with a credit card.

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Receive your sample collection kit

As soon as we receive your order, we will send out your COVID-19 kit using FedEx delivery to your home address. Most kits will be delivered within 2 days of the order being processed.

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Collect your sample and send it back to our lab for testing

Your COVID-19 collection kit includes everything you need for your at-home testing, as well as detailed instructions to guide you through the process. We also include pre-paid postage with every testing kit so that you don’t have to risk leaving your home to post it back to us.

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Access your results online

Within 1-2 days of your collection arriving back at our labs, we will test your sample and upload your results onto your Fast Lab account, where they can be securely accessed. We’re here to care for you, so we also offer a free clinician consultation to those that receive positive or indeterminate test results.

Behind the science

Our Test Detects Known Variants

We have been regularly tracking variants of the virus throughout the pandemic to provide information to the CDC. The sensitivity of our PCR test is not impacted by the following known variants.

  • Variant B.1.1.7 (Alpha, Common name: U.K. Variant)
  • Variant B.1.351 (Beta Common name: South Africa Variant)
  • Variant P.1 (Gamma, Common name: Brazil Variant)
  • Variant B.1.526 (Iota, Common name: New York Variant)
  • Variant B.1.617.2 (Delta, Common name: India Variant)
  • Variant C.37 (Lambda, Common name: Peru Variant)

*The variant information will not be included in your results report. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fastlab COVID-19 + Flu test is available for $0 upfront cost if the test taker meets one of more of the following clinical guidelines for COVID-19 testing:

  • You are experiencing mild symptoms
  • You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • You live or work in a congregate setting
  • You have been asked to get tested by a healthcare professional, contact investigator, or public health department.

The test costs $169 if you do not meet the above clinical guidelines but would like to get tested for peace of mind, travel, screening for work or school, or other activities.

Fastlab COVID-19 + Flu home collection kit is an NAAT test, also known as an RT-PCR test. PCR tests are considered the gold standard by the CDC for diagnosing COVID-19 because of their sensitiviy and specificity. This test checks for genetic material produced by viruses that cause different respiratory infections, including SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B. This test will determine if you are currently infected with any of these viruses. 

Please note: The test may not detect the virus, and may deliver a false negative (a negative result although you are infected) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus and are in the early stages of infection. In addition, the test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected and returned as directed

This test is available for ages 2 and older.

COVID-19 and the Flu often share similar symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle and body aches, fatigue, and shortness of breath.  If you have cold-like symptoms, you can test for multiple viruses with this comprehensive test instead of one. You will find out if you are currently infected with  COVID-19, influenza A, or influenza B, allowing you to stay home and avoid possibly infecting others and seek the most appropriate treatment.

You should not get this test if you:

  • Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case. 
  • You’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested. 

Your test results will confirm whether or not you are infected with SARS-CoV-2. If your results are positive, it is important to limit your exposure to other people and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, the virus was not present in the sample you provided. However, it is important to note that the virus may not be detected by the test in early stages of infection. Furthermore, the virus may not be detected if the sample is not collected as directed. If you have reason to believe you have been exposed, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider for further evaluation, get re-tested, and follow isolation or quarantine precautions as recommended

After receiving your results, you will have the opportunity to speak with a licensed physician who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

Currently the average time to deliver results is 1-2 days from when your sample is received at the lab. Our labs process samples seven days a week. Check with your local FedEx for pick up and drop off schedules. 

Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.