Test Types

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Three COVID Testing Types Offered by Lake Country Compounding & Wellness

We are currently offering same day rapid COVID testing for Antibody and Antigen detection in 15 minutes, or rapid PCR Molecular Diagnostic results in 30 minutes.  Tests are available every 20 minutes, schedule online using the link provided below.

Lake Country Compounding & Wellness is pleased to offer three different types of COVID tests. For fast, easy, convenient COVID testing, visit our local pharmacy at Harmony Medical Center in Eatonton, GA. We are neighbors who care about your health, your time, your travel requirement needs, and stopping the spread of COVID-19. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and available to schedule COVID testing from 930 am until 5pm Monday through Friday.  Our newest Test Kit is a Rapid PCR molecular in vitro diagnostic test that has an analytical sensitivity, or ability to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is comparable to some of the best molecular tests performed in clinical settings and high complexity labs.  This is our “COVID Molecular Diagnostic Test.”  This is an actual rapid PCR test, with same day results.

Our testing is scheduled online, at the link below.  If you have trouble utilizing the online scheduling, please call the store and we can assist you in scheduling your test.

Before You Arrive

Upon arrival for COVID testing, you will need a few things. Please remember to follow all instructions provided to make this a safe visit for your community, as well as our staff at Lake Country Compounding & Wellness.

  1. First, all patients answer a few questions to ensure you qualify for COVID-19 testing and choose which test is right for your needs.
  2. Present your proof of identity as required by all testing sites.
  3. Wear a mask and adhere to social distancing as required if symptomatic. If you are concerned that you are currently ill or have been exposed, please stay in your vehicle and call the store upon your arrival, 762-777-7001.  All tests for active illness will be conducted at your vehicle.  Antibody or travel PCR Tests can be conducted inside in our private consultation room.

We appreciate your neighborly adherence to the protocols set in place for our customers' and staff safety.

The Three Testing Types

COVID Rapid PCR/Molecular Diagnostic Test

PCR is considered the “gold standard” for testing methods.  If you are traveling or having surgery, you may need a PCR/Molecular Diagnostic test. Check with your destination, travel carrier, or surgery center to be sure. Some will accept an Antigen Test, which is slightly less expensive, so it's essential to find out prior to testing. If this is the test you need, continue reading. This test is a nasal swab (less invasive than a nasopharyngeal swab that is required for the antigen test), and the sample is processed in house at our Pharmacy. Results are available within 30 minutes. The cost is $169.  Payment is collected at the time of test scheduling, or can be collected on site prior to testing (contact us at the store prior to booking if onsite payment method is needed). Additionally, you may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need. 

  • Utilizes a nasal swab
  • Patient can submit paperwork to insurance company for reimburesment
  • May be reimbursed up to $99, varies depending on your individual plan
  • PCR/Molecular Diagnostic test with laboratory accuracy.
  • 30 minute turnaround time
  • AKA Molecular Diagnostic Test

Pros: The Gold Standard Test for active diagnosis, accepted by most foreign countries, surgery centers, travel carriers, etc. PCR Accuracy with 30 minute turnaround, most accurate testing method available currently

Cons: Slightly more expensive than Antigen testing methods.

 

COVID Rapid Antigen Test

We typically use the Rapid Antigen Test if you're sick with symptoms or you've been exposed to someone who then tested positive. It's best to wait at least four or more days from the time you were exposed before your test. If this is the test you need, continue reading. This test is performed at your vehicle. It will be processed onsite, and your results are complete in 15 minutes. The cost is $119, collected when you arrive out front for your appointment. You may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need. 

  • Utilizes a Nasal swab
  • Patient may submit paperwork to insurance company for reimbursement
  • May be reimbursed up to $99, varies depending on your individual plan
  • Results within 15-30 minutes, onsite
  • AKA Antigen Diagnostic Test

Pros: Nearly instant results
More affordable test for active infection & recent exposure

Cons: Not accepted by some foreign countries and travel routes/venues (check with your destination and travel carrier to be sure)

 

COVID Antibody Rapid Test

If you feel you may have had COVID in the past, you would be a great candidate for this testing type. If this is the test you need, continue reading. This test is a finger-stick blood draw and looks for IgM and IgG antibodies. These are the antibodies developed after one recovers from COVID-19. It's possible never to show symptoms of COVID and have antibodies present. Many have also elected to take an antibody test 2 weeks after they receive their final COVID Vaccine as a reassurance of proper antibody development.  The cost of the Antibody Test is $89. Payment is collected prior to testing. You may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need.

  • Utilizes a finger stick blood draw
  • Patient can submit paperwork to insurance company, and may be reimbursed.
  • Processed onsite
  • 15 minute turnaround time
  • AKA Serology Test

Pros: Learn if you have antibodies

Cons: Not indicative of active infection

 

An Important note: COVID-19 tests are diagnostic tools. A negative test result does not rule out a person from contracting COVID-19 in the future.