ATCG-Lab Covid19 PCR Test Irvine Highly Accurate Results in 6-18 Hrs FAST PCR TEST The Gold Standard of Covid-19 Testing BOOK AN APPOINTMENT Highly Accurate Results in 24 Hours Located near The Spectrum in Irvine
Open Monday - Saturday 7am to 7pm

ATCG COVID Lab PCR Test FAST PCR TEST The Gold Standard of Covid-19 Testing BOOK AN APPOINTMENT Highly Accurate Results in 24 Hours Located near The Spectrum in Irvine Open Monday - Saturday 7am to 7pm

Fast Test

FAST

Same day results
when you test before 4pm!
After 4pm, 24 hr results.

Cost Effective

COST EFFECTIVE

Only $149 for a PCR Test.
15 Minute Rapid Antigen Test for $129.
PCR and Rapid Antigen for $199.

Painless

PAINLESS

We swab lower in the nose
for enhanced comfort.

We accept all major insurance carriers.

Book With Insurance

ACTG-Lab PCR Covid-19 Test

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

1. For PCR, to receive same day results, tests must be administered by 4:00 pm.
   Otherwise, you will receive your results the following day.
2. For Rapid Antigen Testing, results will be available in 15 minutes. 
3. In the rare instance that your sample needs to be retested a lab technician will be in contact with you.
4. If you are planning for air travel, we advise you get tested 48 hours prior to your travel date.
5. Rapid Antigen Testing results will be available in 15 minutes. 
6. Our lab is closed on Sunday. If you are testing on a Saturday, you must test before 1pm in order to receive your results on the same day. Otherwise, your test result will be available first thing Monday morning. 

Please select a date below to see available times.

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ATCG-Lab COVID-19 PCR Test

Planning to Travel?

Our Molecular PCR COVID Test satisfies airline requirements.
Each assay we perform is EUA approved per FDA and CDC guidelines.

In the rare instance that your sample needs to be retested a lab technician will be in contact with you.
If you are planning for air travel, we advise you get tested 48 hours prior to your travel date.
Compliant with airline requirements when travelling domestically and abroad
(We recommend checking with your specific destination prior to booking an appointment).

Molecular Lab COVID-19 Testing Site

Why ATCG-Lab is Different.

Our test has a "triple-check" to detect the virus and potential variants.

We use three attachment points to tag the virus with our fluorescent markers during the testing process. This will detect the virus’s original and potentially new variant forms.

Your results are reviewed by a lab technician and not a computer.

Other labs may rely on automated testing overseen by a computer, but our process ensures a qualified lab technician reviews and verifies every test result.

We use anterior nasal swabs low in the nose for enhanced comfort.

The virus inhabits the nose and throat. We collect an effective sample from low in the nose with enhanced comfort by avoiding deep nasal swabbing. This swabbing method is just as accurate as any of the swabs you may have experienced before.

EUA approved per FDA and CDC guidelines.

The FDA, CDC, and EAU set standards for approved Covid testing for airlines and other travel providers. A negative test result from ATCG-Lab can be used for travel. Each assay we perform is EUA approved per FDA and CDC guidelines.  

Compliant with airline requirements when travelling domestically and abroad (we recommend checking with your specific destination prior to booking an appointment).

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

Appointment Procedure

ATCG Covid Lab Test Sept 1

1. Make An Appointment

You can call us directly at
(949)393-5600 or Book An Appointment Online. You will receive a confirmation email with information about your visit.

2. Arrive on Testing Day

Please call us when you arrive to the parking lot. Inform us the color and model of your car so we can locate you. A tester will meet you at your car. 

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3. Take your test

You will be asked a short list of questions. We will hand you a nasal swab. You will twist it in each nostril for 15 seconds and insert into the test tube. The tester will take your sample into the lab.

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4. Get your results

Your sample will be triple checked by a lab technician. Please wait to receive your results via email.

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

How is the Anterior Nasal Swab Administered?

Accurate detection of the virus in a covid PCR test means collecting a virus sample from sites in the body where the covid-19 virus thrives – the nose and throat.

Nasal Swab Sample Collection for Comfort
We collect our sample with an anterior nasal swab – lower down in the nose, so there is less discomfort for the person taking the covid-19 PCR test.

Sample Tested Onsite in a Molecular Lab for Same Day Results
The swab is sealed into a testing tube to avoid contamination and then passed to our onsite molecular lab for Covid testing near same day results.

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

What is a PCR Test?

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You want to go to a Covid testing site that uses molecular PCR testing or RT-PCR testing, often known as PCR testing. PCR means Polymerase Chain Reaction. It refers to amplifying a DNA sample and then tagging it so you can accurately detect the presence of a virus, in this case, Covid-19, from the small sample taken with an anterior nasal swab.

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

Why is Getting Tested with a Lab Onsite More Accurate? 

A lab onsite means your sample is collected and taken straight for testing. Other arrangements involve a time delay in taking your sample to the covid testing site which in many cases leads to contamination. We eliminate the delay and guarantee your test results come from the most accurate RT-PCR equipment for reliable same day covid testing. Call us to make an appointment at  (949)393-5600 or book an appointment

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

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Advanced Testing in Clinical Genetics

COVID-19 Variant Sequencing Service

NGS-based technology provides variant identification & genomic surveillance to track the emergence and prevalence of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Advanced Testing in Clinical Genetics (ATCG) is proud to offer COVID-19 Sequencing based Testing, designed to reliably identify known and Novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

Covid-19 PCR Test Price

ATCG Covid Lab Drive Thru Test

COVID-19 PCR TEST

$149

Drive Thru
Gentle lower nasal swab
Same or next day test results
Travel Certificates Granted

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

Frequently Asked Questions

Which test should I get? (15 Minute Antigen test vs. Molecular Test)

Antigen Test

These results can be used wherever a test is required that is NOT PCR (these could be concert venues, restaurants, conferences, etc.).  Results ready in approximately 15 mins. 

 

Molecular Test

Pros:

  • Highly accurate and sensitive in giving a positive or a negative test result.
  • Takes between 3-8 hrs to complete

Cons:

  • Need to test in a Professional Laboratory

How Does the Lab Test a Sample/Swab?

The treated sample is processed in an RT-PCR testing machine that puts it through heating and cooling cycles. This cycle triggers the specific chemical reactions to create and tag copies of the viral DNA. Each cycle doubles the amount of viral DNA – a process known as amplification.

Then, every copy of the viral DNA strand is tagged, and the marker releases a fluorescent dye. When the dye is present and the sample reaches a trigger level, you have a positive COVID-19 test.

The technician will record the amount of dye and the number of cycles taken to highlight the severity of the infection.

Benefits of RT-PCR Test

The main benefits of the RT-PCR test for detecting COVID-19 and mutant variant of COVID-19 are:

  • Speed of test enables same-day results in many cases.
  • Highly sensitive and explicitly identifies the virus.
  • A sealed tube means less potential contamination and fewer errors.
The gold standard when it comes Covid testing.  If work, travel, or another engagement requires a PCR Covid test, ATCG’s PCR covid test will satisfy these requirements.  

Why are Molecular Tests (RT-PCR) Best?

The RT-PCR test amplifies DNA samples to detect the presence of COVID-19 better. Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR) is a process of tagging target DNA with a material that emits a fluorescent dye. The amount of this dye gives an identification of the presence and severity of the virus.

The gold standard when it comes Covid testing.  If work, travel, or another engagement requires a PCR covid test, ATCG’s PCR covid test will satisfy these requirements.  

What are COVID-19 "Mutant" Strains?

A mutation is nothing more than a change in the genetic code of a plant, animal, or virus. The virus life cycle is rapid, causing mutations to occur more frequently than a longer-lived animal like an elephant.

The change can be tiny – if an elephant’s ears are 1mm bigger than its parents, you will not notice, but a shift in a microscopic virus is more pronounced. Currently, the UK, South Africa, and Brazil have detected an identifiable mutant variant of Covid-19.

What Kind of Test is Required to Travel?

Before making travel arrangements, check with your travel company and destination for the precise COVID-19 testing rules and time scales. Different states and countries have slightly different regulations.

The RT-PCR test is a nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs), which is the preferred viral test for FDA, CDC, and EAU for travel.

Each assay we perform is EUA approved per FDA and CDC guidelines. Compliant with airline requirements when travelling domestically and abroad (*we recommend checking with your specific destination prior to booking an appointment).

How Long Before Traveling Do You Need to Take the Test?

Most airlines require a negative Covid-19 test within 1-3 days of travel. To protect yourself and others from infection, maintain sensible precautions before and after your negative test result. Check with your airline to see their COVID policy before booking any appointments. (*we recommend checking with your specific destination prior to booking an appointment).

ATCG-Lab Covid-19 PCR Test

ATCG-Lab Info

Advanced Testing In Clinical Genetics

18 Technology Drive, Suite 107
Irvine, CA 92618

Monday7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 7:00pm
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