Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What kind of test do you use?
Biotech conducts PCR tests.
How accurate is the PCR test?
The PCR test is 99.7% accurate.
Does Biotech offer the rapid test?
No. The rapid test is not as accurate; as low as 50% accurate.
What if I have a medical question?
If you have a medical questions, please contact your primary care provider.
When will I get my results?
Results will be ready within 1-2 days. If you don’t receive your result within 72 hours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Biotech process results over the weekend?
Yes, Biotech process tests and send results during the weekend.
What are the guidelines for a Positive Patient?
If your COVID-19 test result is POSITIVE, it is recommended that you and your entire household quarantine (this means to isolate yourself from other individuals) as you all may be contagious at this time and may spread this infection to others. If there are other individuals living in the household with you, they should be tested after the below recommended quarantine period to confirm whether they have the Covid-19 virus.
If you do not have any symptoms and have tested POSITIVE, then the recommendation is to quarantine for 14 days from the time that you tested positive to see if you develop any symptoms during the 14-day quarantine period. If you do not develop symptoms after 14 days, you should discuss with your doctor if additional testing would be recommended or required such as antibody testing and/or repeat Covid-19 nasal swab testing. The current CDC guidelines state that you may leave quarantine after 14 days if you do not develop symptoms.
If you have tested Positive and have current symptoms, have recently had symptoms, or develop symptoms during your 14 day quarantine period then the recommendation is to Quarantine for at least 10 days or more from the start of your symptoms and you should be 3 FULL days without ANY symptoms (without the assistance of fever/pain reducing medicine) before you leave quarantine.
It is thought that people are contagious for 3 days before they develop symptoms, during the time they have symptoms, and for 3 days after symptoms go away. It may take anywhere from 3-14 days from time of exposure for individuals to test positive from the time that they are exposed to the virus. Therefore, if individuals have been exposed to you they should quarantine for 14 days as they may have the virus and may be contagious. Even if they get a test and it comes back negative, and even if they do not have any symptoms, they should quarantine for 14-days to protect others.