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COVID-19 TESTING

Diagnostic Testing

A testing method called PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is used to determine if someone currently has COVID-19. It involves using a swab to take a sample of mucus from your nose or mouth.
    
KRMC is not currently ordering testing for asymptomatic people who suspect they may have COVID-19. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please consult a medical provider using KRMC’s telemedicine platform Care Anywhere. If necessary, the provider will order a PCR diagnostic test.

The provider will send the test order to KRMC’s Scheduling Department. Once they receive the order, KRMC Scheduling will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an appointment and give instructions for your test.

Your test result may take several days after you are swabbed. You can access your results on the patient portal when they are available.

 

Antibody Testing

If you have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, your body may have produced immune proteins in response, called antibodies. KRMC provides antibody testing – also called serology testing –to detect if you possibly had COVID-19 in the past. Antibody testing does not diagnose a current infection.

The COVID-19 antibody test involves taking a blood sample from a vein in your arm or hand. The test checks your blood for antibodies specific to COVID-19. If antibodies are detected, it may mean that you have been infected with COVID-19 in the past— even if you never had symptoms. If you think you may have been previously infected with COVID-19, please see our Antibody Test FAQ for more information on how to request the test and get your results.