Predicine is committed to responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19, while continuing the fight against cancer. In collaboration with CityHealth Urgent Care, we’re utilizing our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory capabilities and infrastructure to support COVID-19 testing efforts.
We are pleased to work with CityHealth to offer COVID-19 testing solutions. The COVID-19 test offered is intended for use with patients who met the CDC’s current guidance for evaluation fo COVID-19 infection. Please book a sample collection appointment through CityHealth.
If you want to get your test results in 24 hours, please pay a service fee of $120 per test. If you prefer to bill your insurance instead, please provide your insurance information to CityHealth and you will get your test results in 48 hours.
Predicine’s COVID-19 test is a molecular test, also known as a reverse polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. This test detects the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. This means you could still spread the virus. If you develop symptoms later, you might need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you most likely* do currently have an active COVID-19 infection and can give the virus to others. It is recommended that if you test positive for COVID-19 that you stay home* and follow CDC guidance on steps to take if you are sick. *If you are a healthcare or critical infrastructure worker, notify your work of your test result.
*No test is ever perfect. All tests occasionally result in false positive results (the test result should be negative because you DO NOT have COVID-19 but comes back positive) or false negative results (the test result should be positive because you DO have COVID-19, but comes back negative). Sometimes the results are not definitive (the result is unclear, and you don’t know if it is positive or negative). For this and other reasons, results should always be reviewed by a healthcare professional.
CityHealth Urgent Care has set up a COVID Test Helpline to assist patients with inquiries about their tests. The email address is email@example.com. The staff is responding to emails as soon as possible.