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How to Get a Rapid PCR Test in Connecticut

If you need to get tested for COVID-19, whether it is because you were exposed or because you are traveling to an area with travel restrictions, there are several options for you. Individuals seeking a rapid PCR test in Connecticut have several options to choose from.

Rapid PCR Test vs. a RT-PCR Test

Both types of testing, rapid PCR and RT-PCR, are relatively similar. The primary difference lies in the analytic sensitivity of the assay. RT-PCR tests go further with an additional step that serves for the detection and amplification of RNA.

Rapid PCR test results have a quick turnaround time, with some individuals receiving their results within hours of the test. Some test results may take up to five days if that particular test is in high demand. RT-PCR tests take slightly longer for results to arrive. It can take between three and five days for results to arrive, sometimes longer if there is high demand.

Cost and Location

COVID-19 testing is available nationwide at no cost at select locations — availability rages based on your location. There are several testing locations across Connecticut, including CVS Health, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart with Quest Diagnostics. Local pharmacies in the area also may offer testing.

You can find local testing information on the health department of Connecticut’s website.

Another option for those looking to be tested for COVID-19 is the testing options available through Drip Hydration. Test options include rapid antigen tests, standard and rapid PCR tests, and antibody tests. Customers need to visit the Drip Hydration website, choose the closest location to them, book an appointment, and a nurse will come to them at their home. Result times vary based on the type of test chosen.

Get A Same Day Rapid PCR Test

Drip Hydration is a mobile medical service offering several different Covid tests in the comfort of your home, including the Accula same-day rapid PCR test. Our appointments are safe and simple. A certified nurse will arrive at a location of your preference (home, hotel, worksite) and complete testing via nasal swab with results in thirty minutes.

To book your appointment or learn more, contact us by giving us a call or clicking the button below.