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Poplar Healthcare COVID-19 Nasal Swab Individual Specimen Pooling Test
$85.00 per test
For those seeking COVID-19 diagnostic results quickly for groups at an affordable rate, pooled testing could be the best choice. Particularly in areas with low COVID-19 prevalence, Poplar Healthcare has a product called Individual Specimen Pooling, where nasal swab samples are collected and sent to the lab. Once they arrive at the lab, they are tested as a pool and if they are positive they are quickly individually tested, with results being returned within 48hrs of receiving the sample.
Individual Specimen Pooling works by collecting a swab, from an asymptomatic individual, and placing it into a tube labeled for that specific person. Once at the lab, we combine those specimens into groups and process them as one pooled specimen. If the pooled specimen is negative, each person receives a diagnostic result of negative. If the pooled sample is positive, the lab will go back and run each specimen individually to find the positive case(s). Then each individual receives a diagnostic result. This lab technique creates efficiencies and lowers the cost of testing for our clients by sometimes up to 75%, as compared to individual processing. Results are available in approximately 24-48 hours from the time the specimens are received in the lab. Each individual will be notified, via email, when results are available. The email will include simple instructions on how to retrieve the result.
Note: Positive pools are automatically reflexed to individual diagnostic tests.
Nasal swab (AN)
- Credit Card
- HSA Card
- PO Number
Note: These products and services are not returnable.