Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get COVID test results?

The time it takes for you to get your COVID test results will vary depending on the type of test you take. Rapid antigen tests provide results within 15-30 minutes. This is the fastest test option our team offers. The PCR test option takes 6-12 hours to provide results. We do offer expedited options if you need your PCR test results sooner.

Can you provide on-site COVID-19 testing for my business?

Yes! Our team is capable of providing on-site COVID-19 testing for a wide variety of businesses and purposes. We work closely with event planners and venues to have on-site COVID testing for events. Our team also works closely with large private businesses that require regular employee testing services. Give our team a call today to learn more about our on-site COVID-19 testing services. 

What is a PCR COVID test?

A PCR COVID test determines if the person has an active infection of the virus. PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction, which detects molecular pieces of SARS-CoV-2. The molecular pieces of the virus are collected via a nasal or oral swab. In some cases, these tests can be processed on-site, while others must be sent to a laboratory.

What is a rapid antigen COVID test?

The rapid antigen COVID test is administered the same way as the PCR, with a nasal or oral swab. The difference is the rapid antigen test looks for proteins that make up SARS-CoV-2. This test is mostly performed on-site and provides results faster than other test options.

What is an antibody COVID test?

An antibody COVID test searches for antibodies within the blood of the patient. A blood sample is taken and sent to a lab for processing. This test is effective in determining if the patient became infected with the virus in the past. The immune system will leave behind antibodies of SARS-CoV-2 in order to have a better chance of fighting it off again in the future.

Where can I get a COVID test?

Mobile COVID-19 Testing offers rapid antigen and PCR COVID testing across all of our major service areas. We can administer tests in your home, workplace, venue, the airport, and anywhere else in the service area. Simply give our team a call and request the test you need.

What is the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)?

Please note that OSHA has withdrawn the emergency temporary standard (ETS) which went into effect as of January 26, 2022.

OSHA enacted a temporary emergency standard (ETS) regarding proof of vaccination and testing requirements in early December 2021. The OSHA ETS states the following requirements for private businesses with more than 100 employees:

  • Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or…
  • Employees not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must be tested weekly
  • Unvaccinated employees are required to wear a face covering
  • Must provide paid time off to employees who want to obtain the vaccine and a reasonable amount of time to recover from the side effects from primary doses
  • Provide information to employees on vaccines and the requirements of the OSHA ETS
  • Must establish, implement, and establish written policies for COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and face coverings
  • Develop and maintain records of vaccinated employees
  • Must comply with requirements of noticing OSHA when a positive COVID-19 case is detected and if an employee experiences a work-related COVID-19 fatality or hospitalization

You can find more details regarding this ETS on the OSHA ETS page here.

When does the OSHA ETS go into effect?

OSHA ETS is no longer in effect as of January 26, 2022.

Originally, private businesses with more than 100 employees were asked to meet the OSHA ETS requirements by February 9, 2022.

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