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COVID-19 TESTING

KRMC is one of several COVID-19 testing facilities in the area.  Please visit the Mohave County Health Department's website for a current list of other testing facilities.
 
The following instructions only apply to obtaining a COVID-19 test at KRMC. Other testing facilities may require a different process.


KRMC uses PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing to detect COVID-19 infection. This involves using a swab to take a sample of mucus from your nose or mouth.

See below for diagnostic testing options:

If you have severe COVID symptoms, seek emergency care immediately

Call 911 or head to the emergency department if you have:

  • Trouble breathing (feel you can't catch your breath)
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you have mild to moderate symptoms, use KRMC Care Anywhere or Urgent Care

If you have non-emergent symptoms of COVID-19, you must have an order for testing from a medical provider. You can consult a provider through our online telemedicine service, Care Anywhere.

There is no charge to use Care Anywhere for COVID-19 assessment. Once you sign in, you will answer questions about your symptoms online. A healthcare provider will evaluate your answers and provide a treatment plan within 24 hours, which may include an order for a COVID test.

If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to see a provider in person, please contact your primary care provider or visit KRMC Urgent Care. Normal office visit or urgent care fees will apply.  

If you have been exposed to COVID but have no symptoms, use Care Anywhere

The CDC defines exposure as being within six feet of a COVID-positive person for a total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period. If you have been exposed and need a test, consult a provider through Care Anywhere

If you need a COVID test for travel or other purposes, call for assistance

If you have no known exposure or symptoms of COVID-19, call (928) 263-3945 to schedule a COVID test for travel, school, etc. 

If you need a test for a scheduled surgical procedure, a doctor's order is required. Ask your provider's office to fax a testing order to KRMC at (928) 681-8799. 


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.