Our Services PCR COVID test
Molecular or PCR COVID tests are the most accurate way to detect an active coronavirus infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The test requires a nose or throat swab and results are usually available within 24-48 hours. This test works by detecting the genetic material of the novel coronavirus. It is considered the most sensitive test for detecting an active infection and the results are highly accurate, though, due to the sensitivity, positives can show even after someone is no longer sick or infectious.
EBO MD offers all three types of COVID-19 tests: molecular (PCR), antigen (rapid) and antibody. Tests are available to members and nonmembers alike for the same price, $120. Tests are not billable to insurance but can be paid with a qualified health savings account. Tests will be performed at the Cape Girardeau location only at this time (1417 N. Mount Auburn Road, upper level).
For more information or to schedule a test, call the dedicated COVID testing line at 573-334-6826.
Symptoms of COVID-19 vary from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of the most common symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, a new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. You should seek emergency medical care immediately if someone is showing any of these signs: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face, or any other severe or concerning symptoms.