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We have no age minimum for testing. We test all ages including infants. All our assays are acceptable to test with any age group. However, be aware that travel restrictions may dictate the age limit allowed for result acceptance. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the requirements of your destination.

Yes. Bring your passport with you to your appointment. We can also add the passport number retroactively in person or through our Client Engagement team by emailing [email protected]

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You cannot add the passport without our assistance.

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NOTE: The name on your passport must match the name you test under.

Only one passport can be applied per sample.

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We offer a variety of testing options. All of our tests are CLIA certified. Please check the requirements of your destination to choose the best testing option for your travels.

Test

Category

Cost

Results Timeline (2)

Type of Test

Locations

Next Day RT-PCR (1)

Lab Based

$176

Next Day by 11:59pm

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

All Locations

Same Day RT-PCR (1)

Lab Based

$186

Same Day by 11:59pm

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

All Locations

Cepheid RT-PCR

Rapid

$246

40 minutes (2)

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

DoubleTree Southcenter

Abbott ID NOW

Rapid

$206

20 minutes (2)

NEAR, NAAT molecular – NOT PCR

DoubleTree Southcenter

Lucira All-in-One

Rapid

$206

30 minutes (2)

LAMP, NAAT molecular – NOT PCR

DoubleTree Southcenter, AC Hotel Bellevue

BD Veritor Antigen

Rapid

$150

15 minutes (2)

Antigen – NOT PCR or molecular

DoubleTree Southcenter

  1. We use several different labs, and exact test processing platform is determined by the lab at the time of processing. Regardless of platform and lab the processing methodology will be RT-PCR.
  2. Results timelines for rapid tests are based on a single run of a sample. If the result is inconclusive on the initial run then we will have to re-process the sample or collect a new sample, which will double the results time or more.

You will schedule any paperwork you need to be processed with the on-site testing administrators on the day you test. Please note that there is a $25 fee for the paperwork. 

If your travel destination requires forms, documents, lists, signatures, or seal stamps to be filled out, you will be required to schedule a time with the on-site admin for you to come back. The administrators will discuss with you the best plan of action to match your travel plans and needs.  

  • Present the list of items (Passport Number, DOB, Date, forms, etc.)  
  • PICKUP can ONLY happen once the results have been posted to the client’s account on the Discovery Health portal. 

We cannot provide Fit To Fly documents. 

You are considered fully vaccinated 2-weeks after your second dose for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and 2-weeks after your vaccination for J&J. Fully vaccinated individuals should still wear masks and social distance in public settings and refer to the CDC for guidelines for other activities.

More information: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC

The COVID-19 vaccines help your body build better immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us becoming sick.

mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) use mRNA to provide instructions to your body about how to make a unique and harmless protein of the COVID virus, known as the spike protein. Our body recognizes that this protein does not belong in our body and then destroys this protein. By doing so our body is building immune cells that will remember to destroy this protein in the future. mRNA vaccines cannot give you COVID, they do not contain a live COVID virus. mRNA vaccines do not interact with your DNA or your genetic material.

More information: Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Viral vector vaccines (J&J) work by using a modified version of a different harmless virus which is known as the vector. This vector is sent into your body to deliver important messages to your body and tells the cell to produce a harmless part of the COVID virus (the spike protein). The body recognizes that this spike protein does not belong and triggers an immune response. This creates memory for our body for the next time we may encounter COVID.  Viral vector vaccines cannot give you COVID nor can they give you the modified vector virus.

More information: Understanding Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

If is not recommended to take over the counter pain relief before your vaccination appointment. Talk to your vaccine provider about options for pain relief after your vaccination.

All current COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective in preventing serious disease. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine have been shown to be 95% and 94% effective respectively in preventing symptomatic COVID. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 66% effective in protecting against symptomatic COVID and 85% effective in preventing serious disease.