Pacific Clinical Labs
Testing Center & COVID Testing located in Santa Monica, CA & Encino, CA
Do you believe you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, or would you simply like to get tested? If so, book your COVID testing with Pacific Clinical Labs, a physician-run testing center located in Santa Monica, California. The team at Pacific Clinical Labs offers PCR COVID testing, which detects an active COVID-19 infection. At its in-house lab, the practice can provide you with highly accurate results within 6-12 hours. For peace of mind, schedule COVID testing with Pacific Clinical Labs online or over the phone today.
COVID Testing Q & A
What is PCR COVID testing?
A PCR test, or a Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)–PCR Diagnostic Panel, is a molecular test designed to detect SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 infections.
Pacific Clinical Labs PCR COVID testing is 99% sensitive and 100% specific. The practice has its own in-house lab, which eliminates the wait times associated with sample travel and communication through middlemen.
Pacific Clinical Labs guarantees a turnaround time of only 6-12 hours.
How does PCR COVID testing work?
PCR COVID testing works using a mucus sample from your throat or nasal passages. Your provider collects this sample with a swab.
After your sample is collected, the team takes it to the in-house lab. There, they mix your sample with chemicals that can find viruses. If your sample contains any virus, the chemicals extract that virus’s genetic material.
Then, the team uses a combination of specialized chemicals and high-tech machinery to convert said virus’s RNA into DNA.
If viral DNA binds to specific chemicals, it emits a certain type of light detectable only by the machine. This registers as a positive result. A positive PCR COVID testing result means that you have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Who can get COVID testing?
The team at Pacific Clinical Labs offers COVID testing to people experiencing symptoms, as well as those who:
- Are preparing to travel
- Have recently traveled
- Plan to spend time in a large group
- Have just spent time in a large group and fear exposure
- Need it as part of preoperative testing
For those who are unable to travel or who are high-risk and don’t feel safe leaving the house, Pacific Clinical Labs also offers white-glove service home visits.
If you have a restrictive schedule, you can take advantage of the practice’s flexible hours. The team is available seven days a week, including evenings.
Whether you believe you’ve contracted COVID-19, or you’re simply seeking peace of mind, Pacific Clinical Labs is here to get you the answers you need. If you want rapid, reliable COVID testing, contact the team today. To schedule your test, reach out online or over the phone.