Active Infection Test

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COVID-19

Quest Diagnostics

Active Infection Test

This type of test helps to diagnose whether you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. A diagnosis can guide you and your doctor or healthcare provider to make an informed decision about self-isolating to protect your family and friends.

How to get tested:

Do you have a current COVID-19 electronic test order from your doctor? If so, click here. If not, you may be eligible to receive $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing with most insurance and federal programs. You can also purchase a drive-up or at-home kit through QuestDirect.

Who can get tested:

Active infection testing may be right for you if you are currently experiencing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) symptoms or were exposed to the virus in the last 14 days. Common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. This test may also be right for you if you need COVID-19 testing to meet school, work, or travel requirements.

How the test works:

Your doctor or other healthcare provider will collect a sample through a nasal or throat swab. You can also opt to collect a sample yourself with drive-up or at-home options from QuestDirect. The sample is then sent to Quest laboratories for processing.

Getting test results through MyQuest

If you receive a Quest COVID-19 test, your test results can be sent to you automatically through the secure MyQuest online portal. This is usually the quickest way to get results.

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COVID-19 testing statements

  • The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together “All tests”) have not been FDA cleared or approved;
  • All tests have been authorized by FDA under EUAs for use by authorized laboratories;
  • The antibody tests have been authorized only for the detection of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens;
  • The molecular tests have been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses, pathogens; and,
  • All tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.