If you have questions regarding your test or setting up an appointment:
Predicine is committed to responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19 by making testing accessible to those who need it. We’re utilizing our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory capabilities and infrastructure to support COVID-19 testing efforts.
RT-PCR Molecular Test
Detect active COVID-19 infections
Used to diagnose individuals with or without symptoms related to COVID-19.
Leverage high volume testing events at your workplace and take advantage of our on-site clinicians and delivery service.
Pre-schedule appointments for your employees ahead of time for faster turnarounds and shorter wait times.
In partnership with CityHealth, Predicine offers sample collection options at selected Bay Area locations. The COVID-19 test offered is intended for use with patients who met the CDC’s current guidance for evaluation of COVID-19 infection.
COVID-19 Testing with Predicine
COVID-19 RT-PCR Molecular Test
This test uses a swab to collect material, including physical pieces of coronavirus, from the anterior portion of the nose. A positive result indicates that viral genetic material is present, but it does not indicate that bacterial or other infections also are present. A negative result indicates that the SARS-CoV2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease was not found. It is possible to have a very low level of the virus in the body with a negative test result.
You could get your sample collected for testing by onsite sample collection via CityHealth
The RT-PCR test sample is collected by inserting a swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway) with the most visible drainage or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not present. The swab is rotated several times, removed gently and this process is repeated on the other side.
Venous blood is collected onsite by medical professionals for IgM/IgG antibody test.
You will be tested in one of two ways. Rapid-result testing is generally returned in person within 30-45 minutes of specimen collection. Molecular PCR tests are sent to Predicine from CityHealth Urgent Care’s collection site, which may return results within 24 – 48 hours from the time a sample is collected. Rush order with same-day test result available.
Yes, all tests must be scheduled via CityHealth Urgent Care. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment at norcalcovid19testing.com
COVID-19 RT-PCR Molecular Test
If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness.
You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. This means you could still spread the virus. If you develop symptoms later, you might need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you most likely* do currently have an active COVID-19 infection and can give the virus to others. It is recommended that if you test positive for COVID-19 that you stay home* and follow CDC guidance on steps to take if you are sick. *If you are a healthcare or critical infrastructure worker, notify your work of your test result.
*No test is ever perfect. All tests occasionally result in false positive results (the test result should be negative because you DO NOT have COVID-19 but comes back positive) or false negative results (the test result should be positive because you DO have COVID-19, but comes back negative). Sometimes the results are not definitive (the result is unclear, and you don’t know if it is positive or negative). For this and other reasons, results should always be reviewed by a healthcare professional.
Beginning November 6, 2020, all passengers flying to China are required to have a negative certificate for COVID-19 RT-PCR test and negative serum COVID-19 IgM antibody test, within 48 hours of departure.
Travels to Hawaii
All travelers must have a negative test result from a trusted testing partner before beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result prior to departure must quarantine upon arrival.