In an ongoing effort to help individuals and employers combat the coronavirus pandemic, Passport Health of Pennsylvania is offering a suite of services that help identify current and past infection.
AVAILABLE NOW for you are the following (3) three types of COVID-19 tests:
- PCR nasal swab test that can identify a current infection
- Rapid results fingerstick test that returns results of having an infection and/or having had an infection in about 15 minutes
- A venipuncture test that returns antibody analysis in 1-3 days.
AVAILABLE NOW for employers is Temperature Screening to keep workers safe by coming onsite to screen workers and administer questionnaires designed to identify those who might have been exposed to the virus.
Does Passport Health offer COVID-19 testing to individuals?
Yes. Passport Health offers three types of tests that identify current and past coronavirus infections.
How long does it take to get test results?
With our rapid results fingerstick test, results are available in only about 15 minutes. Results from our venipuncture blood draw test, which looks for an analysis of the IgG antibody, are returned by the lab in 1-3 days. PCR test results are generally available in 2-4 days.
What is the main difference between a fingerstick test and a blood draw test?
The fingerstick test looks for basic positive or negative results whereas the venipuncture test identifies an analysis of the results. The IgM antibody develops earlier in infection while the IgG antibody is more likely to appear after recovery has occurred.
What is a PCR test?
The PCR relies on a sample taken with a swab of the nasal passage. This test identifies antigens, which indicate active infections while antibody tests identify the body’s immune response to an infection.
Do I need to make an appointment?
How do employee temperature screenings work?
While each employer and facility can be very different, daily employee temperature screenings require us to come onsite to take the temperatures of your team members using a touchless thermometer. A fever is one of the early signs that someone might have been exposed to coronavirus or may otherwise be too sick to work. Employee temperatures are recorded for ongoing monitoring.