Trinity Health has expanded its COVID-19 testing capability to include rapid antigen testing.
Rapid antigen tests detect specific proteins associated with coronavirus to determine whether an individual is likely to be infectious. The tests are useful for people who need evidence that they are negative for COVID-19 before getting on an airplane or other venue.
The nasal swab test is available by appointment for a cost of $75. The rapid test takes about 15 minutes, and people leave with their results in-hand.
People with no COVID-19 symptoms who need proof of a negative test are eligible for the antigen testing program. A different test for symptomatic patients is still offered at Trinity Health’s drive-through test site. An administrative fee is charged for that test, which may be paid by a patient’s insurance.
Anyone interested in either test should call Trinity Health at 857-7817, and staff screeners will direct patients to the appropriate test.