What is the Saliva-based PCR COVID-19 test?

Premier Diagnostics uses the saliva-based PCR test to detect the COVID-19 virus. To take this test, patients are required to excrete saliva into a sterile test tube provided to them at the testing site. The saliva samples are then collected and transported to a processing lab located in South Jordan, Utah. There, the samples undergo a RNA amplification process called Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. Finally, the PCR process amplifies the possibly infected DNA to allow detection of the COVID-19 virus.

The saliva-based PCR test is 98.9% accurate and has received EUA approval from the FDA.


What is the COVID-19 antibody test?

Your body produces antibodies to fight infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These antibodies will remain in your bloodstream for some time if you have previously had or been exposed to the corona virus. Research on COVID-19 antibody behavior is still under development, but most medical professionals believe these antibodies may remain in your bloodstream for up 4-6 weeks after exposure.

The COVID-19 antibody test uses blood to detect the presence of antibodies associated with the COVID-19 virus. Although antibodies do not give a person full immunity from the virus, the detection of antibodies can provide a useful clue into the spread of the disease and a reasonable explanation for past symptoms.


Are the tests FDA approved?

Yes, the COVID-19 tests administered by Premier Diagnostics are EUA/FDA approved.

What is the cost with and without insurance?

There is no out of pocket co-pay with insurance.

You might receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurance company which shows a balance due. Please know that Premier Diagnostics will not charge you for any amount outstanding after your insurance company reimbursement. Please disregard any communication from your insurance company which states that you have a patient responsibility to pay Premier Diagnostics. We will not attempt to collect this money from you in any way.

If you do not have insurance, we can submit to the federal government to cover the cost of the test.

The cash price is $200 for the saliva test and $100 for the antibody test.

How will I know my results?

Results from the COVID-19 antibody test takes approximately 10 minutes to process.

You will know your results before you leave the testing location.


Results from the saliva-based PCR test take 24-48 hours to process. You can easily access your results using the “Results” page on this website. 

How do I obtain a PDF report of my results?

You will receive an email when your results are ready and you can request a PDF from our “Results” page. A secure link will be sent to you where you can download a PDF lab report. The secure link will expire within 48 hours of being sent.

Can I use your test for employees at my company?

Yes, we work directly with businesses to provide testing services to their employees. Please visit the "Company Partnerships" page on this website to learn more.

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