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COVID-19 Testing

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Cooper Clinic provides several COVID-19 testing options for patients experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms as well as those without symptoms who have a specific need for testing such as for travel or return to school or work.

If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, our Cooper Clinic physicians and team are available to assist you with determining the best test for you. Signs and symptoms may appear any time from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus and may include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Headache/body aches
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Testing Options

1. Sofia SARS Antigen FIA - for individuals who may have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19

  • Detects the protein antigen of the COVID-19 virus
  • Collection Method: Nasal swab
  • Results: 24-48 hours

2. LIASION® MDX Simplexa™ COVID-19 Direct - for individuals who may have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19; often required for travel clearance

  • Detects the genetic information, or RNA, of the COVID-19 virus only
  • Collection Method: Nasal or nasopharyngeal swab
  • Results: 24-48 hours

3. QIAstat-Dx™ Respiratory Panel - for individuals who may have symptoms of COVID-19 or suspect there may be another respiratory illness

  • Checks for 21 respiratory pathogens including COVID-19 using RNA detection
  • Collection Method: Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Results: 24-48 hours

4. ARCHITECT SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody - for individuals who suspect they have had the COVID-19 virus and are interested in knowing if they have antibodies

  • Checks for immunity to COVID-19
  • Collection Method: Blood
  • Results: 24-48 hours

For more information, contact your Cooper Clinic administrative assistant or call 972.560.2667.