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 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 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 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.”
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.
- First, all patients answer a few questions to ensure you qualify for COVID-19 testing and choose which test is right for your needs.
- Present your proof of identity as required by all testing sites.
- Wear a mask and adhere to social distancing as required. 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 required PCR Tests can be conducted inside in our private consultation room.
We appreciate your neighborly adherence to the protocol set in place for our customers' and staff safety.
The Three Testing Types
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 Nasopharyngeal swab
- Patient may submit paperwork to insurance company
- May be reimbursed
- Results within 15-30 minutes, onsite
- AKA Antigen Diagnostic Test
Pros: Nearly instant results
Perfect 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 Molecular Diagnostic Test (PCR)
Considered the “gold standard” for testing methods, if you are traveling or having surgery, you may need a Molecular Diagnostic test. Check with your destination, travel carrier, or surgery center to be sure. Some will accept an Antigen Test, which is quicker and less expensive, so it's essential to find out prior to testing. If this is the test you need, continue reading. This test is also a nasal swab, and the sample is processed in house at our Pharmacy. Results are available within 30 minutes. The cost is $149. 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 nasopharyngeal swab
- Patient can submit paperwork to insurance company
- May be reimbursed up to $99, varies based on insurance
- Molecular Diagnostic test with Laboratory PCR accuracy.
- 30 minute turnaround time
- AKA Molecular Diagnostic Test
Pros: The Gold Standard Test for active diagnosis, accepted by many foreign countries, surgery centers, travel carriers, etc.
PCR Accuracy with 30 minute turnaround
Cons: More expensive than Antigen testing methods.
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, as you may be one of the many who had a minor infection, less expensive
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.
All Testing Is By Appointment Only
We offer three tests:
Rapid Antigen Test - currently sick
Rapid Antibody Test - sick or exposed in the past
Molecular Diagnostic (PCR) Test - "Gold Standard" for active viral tests, likely required for travel to many destinations