COVID Rapid Testing

At-Home COVID Tests Vs. Professionally Administered Tests

With the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people at home, at-home COVID-19 test kits are becoming increasingly viable for many people. There are plenty of benefits that exist with an In-Home, Self-Administered test and frequent testing is a benefit to an individual and their community. Taking a look at some of the differences between in-home COVID tests vs. professional lab tests, there are some items that may make you want to reconsider prior to ordering an in-home test kit.

Professional Care With COVID-19 Testing:

Professional COVID-19 testing labs, like GS Labs, utilize medically trained staff in the testing of patients. With Registered Nurses and other properly trained employees, as well as processes and procedures that have gone through strict approvals, your tests are conducted at a level required to provide quality results. There are plenty of opportunities to contaminate a swab test or to improperly collect the sample, which would provide inaccurate results, from handling the swab to actually making sure it gathers enough sample, to placing it in a container to ship out. To an untrained person, a lot of these contaminant contact points may not be obvious, but trained staff know to be on the look out for these and work to ensure quality throughout.

Rapid COVID Results:

Mail-in results can only go as fast as the post office or shipping company can get them. Whether it be overnight or First-Class, test results at their best are “Next Day”. GS Labs Rapid Antigen Test can provide you with quality results in 20 minutes or less. You don’t have to worry about getting i

At a time when postal bandwidth being constantly being strained during COVID-19’s, delays are often frequent with many shipping transactions. 

Insurance Covered for COVID-19 Testing:

It is rare for an insurance to cover the cost of an in-home COVID-19 test kit, making it a purely out-of-pocket cost. Professional laboratory testing, like GS Labs, can be booked through insurance.

Benefits of Professional COVID-19 Lab Testing:

So whether you’re looking at the benefits of in-home testing as just the convenience factor, take into consideration some of this short list of benefits which include professional care, rapid results and insurance coverage, among many others, when making your decision.

With GS Labs testing, you can schedule your COVID-19 test online, show up at your scheduled time, get tested right in your car and have your results back within 20 minutes. With same-day appointments available, you can get in, get tested and get your results before an at-home test kit can even get sent to you!