Southern Pharmacy provides two types of COVID-19 tests
Review the information then complete the COVID-19 Test Appointment Request Form located below
COVID-19 Antigen Test
Authorized for Emergency Use by the FDA, the BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 tests for antigens associated with an active COVID-19 infection. Antigen tests are recommended for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or someone that has been in close contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19. Results in less than 30 mins with a simple nasal swab. For more information, see the BD Veritor Plus SARS-CoV-2 Assay fact sheet for patients located here.
COVID-19 Antibody Test
Authorized for Emergency Use by the FDA, the Ecotest COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device tests for antibodies associated with a previous COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests are recommended for anyone which suspects a previous COVID-19 infection. Antibodies are detectable within 4 to 7 days of infection. Results in less than 30 mins with a simple finger stick. For more information, see the Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device Assay fact sheet for patients located here.
COVID-19 PCR Test
PCR Tests (Polymerase Chain Reaction) – PCR tests detect one or more viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) genes and indicate a current infection or a recent infection but, due to prolonged viral RNA detection, are not always direct evidence for the presence of virus capable of replicating or of being transmitted to others. Most PCR tests need to be processed in a laboratory and time to results can vary (~1–3 days). PCR tests can be performed via saliva or blood samples.