This is a molecular PCR test for an active COVID-19 infection that detects the genetic material of the virus. Both the collection (via direct nasal, nasopharyngeal, or throat swab) and the test are performed by Esco Lab on site and the patient will have the results available on that same day.  The target population is patients with COVID-19 symptoms and are within the first 7 days of symptom onset.  If you are testing due to exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 positive person, it is recommended that you should wait 5 days from the exposure before you test.

 ID NOW™ RSV | Abbott Point of Care Testing