Frequently asked questions

Read our FAQs to clear your doubts about Covid-19 testing services.

Who can get tested?

Everyone can get the rapid testing COVID nationwide through Covizonelabs.

Where can we get tested?

Visit our nearest branch or call us to get same-day results of COVID testing  nationwide.

Should I get tested more than once?

If you are not fully vaccinated, you have to get tested more often, with or without symptoms.

What are the different types of COVID-19 diagnostic tests?

  • RT-PCR
  • Antibody
  • LFTs

What is at-home testing and when should I use at-home tests?

COVID-19 at-home diagnostic testing (also called self-testing) allows some or all parts of the testing process to take place at home. With some at-home tests, you collect a nasal or saliva sample and send it to a laboratory. Other tests allow you to test the sample yourself, with results available in minutes. If you need to be tested for COVID-19 and cannot be tested by a health care provider, consider at-home testing.

What is the purpose of COVID-19 antibody testing?

Antibody testing can help us better understand COVID-19, including how the body responds to the virus. It can also help us estimate how many people have had COVID-19.

What does a positive antibody test result mean?

A positive test result means that antibodies were detected in your blood and that you likely had COVID-19 at some point in the past. However, it is also possible you did not have COVID-19 and the antibodies detected were from an infection with a related virus. This is sometimes called a false positive

If I test positive, does that mean I am immune to COVID-19?

No. Antibody tests can help identify whether someone may have been exposed to the COVID19 virus.

How do I know what kind of COVID-19 diagnostic test to get?

Your health care provider can help decide which type of test is best for you based on the reason for your testing, such as a recent exposure, presence of symptoms or periodic testing.

What does a positive diagnostic test result mean?

A positive result means that you are suffering from COVID-19, and you must keep your distance from others and isolate your self and take good care of yourself.

What does a negative diagnostic test result mean?

A negative test result means that you most likely do not have COVID-19. If you have symptoms, continue taking precautions like wearing a face mask, because it is possible you have the virus but the test did not detect it.

If I have been vaccinated against COVID-19, will I test positive for COVID-19?

The vaccines cannot give you COVID-19 or make you test positive for COVID-19. The vaccines do not contain the virus that causes COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, that means you likely have COVID-19 due to a recent exposure.

What are antibodies?

Antibodies are special proteins that the body produces to help fight off infections. They can be produced even if a person has few or no symptoms. Sometimes antibodies protect us from getting the same infection again, and this is likely also true for COVID-19.

Who can get an antibody test?

Antibodies take time to develop when someone is sick, so antibody testing will not be accurate for someone who is or was recently sick.

How is antibody testing done?

Antibody testing requires getting a blood sample through a finger stick or drawing blood from a vein in your arm.

What does a negative antibody test result mean?

A negative test result means that antibodies were not detected in your blood and that you most likely have not had COVID-19.

However, it could also mean that you had COVID-19 but:
• There has not been enough time for antibodies to develop,
• Your body did not produce enough antibodies for the test to be able to detect them, or
• There were problems with the accuracy of the antibody test that was used.