The Washington Travel Clinic is capable of testing for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and delivering results as quickly as the next day. The covid test consists of a nasal or oral swab that is sent for processing by PCR.
For non-urgent needs, we send the specimen to Quest Diagnostics. Processing times average 3 to 4 calendar days (these are estimates and are NOT guarantees). We can also test for prior exposure to the virus via a blood test for antibodies that is 100% sensitive and 99% specific.
For urgent needs, we can deliver the result next day.
Results will be e-mailed to you. We do NOT require a referral by another healthcare provider. Patients with symptoms should refrain from presenting to the office. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose, please visit the website of your state’s Department of Health for testing locations.
For the non-urgent test, there are office fees and lab fees, as follows:
Swab test only: $100
Blood test only: $100
Swab and blood test: $135.
Quest will bill your insurance carrier for the test itself. If you are uninsured, Quest will bill you for $100 for the swab test and $55 for the blood test.
For the urgent test, there is only one fee of $350.
We will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement of the office fees. Please note that when you make an appointment you will be required to make a $30 deposit by credit card, which is non-refundable. This will be deducted from your total at the time of your visit. There is no charge for rescheduling appointments, which can also be done online.
We receive a large number of phone calls and we are unable to answer them all. Most questions we receive are already answered on this page and elsewhere on the website.
Click here for the Patient Fact Sheet concerning the Quest PCR test.
Click here to read about the antibody test.
If you wish to be tested, please make an appointment online.