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CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test #242552
12/14/2020 05:02 PM
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Has anyone gotten a Covid Test from CVS Pharmacy? If they have, was it accepted? On the website it states that it's a PCR test but it doesn't state whether it's the required RT-PCR test. I just tried to call them to find out if it was and I was transferred to someone that was very difficult to understand. It sounded as if they were from another country.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!!

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Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242554
12/14/2020 05:12 PM
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While I do not know 100% for sure, I am guessing different locations, states, etc. will use what is the most available. What one CVS uses in one area may not at all be what one uses in your area. Read some of the other posts about this as it has been discussed frequently when it comes to testing and types of tests.


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Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242556
12/14/2020 05:49 PM
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I called my cvs medi clinic to see if they do antigen test. Asked about any of the ones St.Maarten approves, they do antigen test, and you get the results in 15 minutes they said. It was the abbott test she said, but we're still unclear if it was the right abbott test.This has been a continuous pain in the you know what.. Good luck I'd try calling back in hopes to get another person on the line.We are working on two different testing sites One would be free and one would be paid by us.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: EllenL] #242557
12/14/2020 05:58 PM
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How many Abbot antigen tests are there? - Two Abbot antigen tests are listed as acceptable now - "Abbott Panbio, the Abott BinaxNow"

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: timnboston] #242565
12/14/2020 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by timnboston
How many Abbot antigen tests are there? - Two Abbot antigen tests are listed as acceptable now - "Abbott Panbio, the Abott BinaxNow"

According to the Abbott website, their newest test, the BinaxNOW, is their sixth test.

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Cue our sixth COVID-19 test, the BinaxNOWâ„¢ COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test, which has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This test offers results in 15 minutes and is available as an aid to diagnose the virus that causes COVID-19.


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Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: ruralcarrier] #242579
12/15/2020 07:54 AM
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Thanks for the reply - 6 different tests! That certainly doesn't simplify things.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242580
12/15/2020 08:00 AM
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It should be mentioned that CVS does not do asymptomatic testing. You would have to say that you have symptoms to get an appointment (tried twice and was refused because I did not have any symptoms)

I guess you could lie and say you have something but that's your choice.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242582
12/15/2020 08:53 AM
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Twice now I have scheduled Covid tests through www.doineedacovid19test.com. It is the PCR test and I got the results in 48 hours. Once you register on the website it will tell you the locations in your area. The tests I got were not for travel but could have been used for that purpose. You do have to check "yes" on having at least one of the listed symptoms. Hope this helps someone.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242584
12/15/2020 09:31 AM
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yup...there are MANY places to get tested if you have symptoms and that's kinda the way it should be.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: boucharda] #242591
12/15/2020 11:35 AM
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I'm not sure if this is available in all areas, but CVS does have voluntary testing for travel in our area (Wisconsin). Do a Google search for CVS voluntary testing and it brings up a site that you need to enter your zip code to see if there's availability (usually a 3 day window). The test is $139.00 and results SHOULD be available in 3-4 days depending...
I'm looking to see if someone used CVS and if the test results had that it was an RT PCR test printed on them.

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242675
12/16/2020 02:10 PM
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Jenni:
Same in Virginia - they will test for purposes of travel. Backend lab is LabCorp.
One of our tests was turned around in 24 hours, the other one in 48 hours but they make no guarantee of turn-around time.
They provided three reports - on sent to my LabCorp account, one sent to my MyChart account, and one sent to me via e-mail from CVS.

The LabCorp result report is below:

SARS-CoV-2, NAA Not Detected Not Detected 01

Testing was performed using the cobas(R) SARS-CoV-2 test.
This nucleic acid amplification test was developed and its performance
characteristics determined by LabCorp Laboratories. Nucleic acid
amplification tests include PCR and TMA. This test has not been FDA
cleared or approved. This test has been authorized by FDA under an
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This test is only authorized for
the duration of time the declaration that circumstances exist
justifying the authorization of the emergency use of in vitro
diagnostic tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus and/or diagnosis
of COVID-19 infection under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C.
360bbb-3(b) (1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked
sooner.

When diagnostic testing is negative, the possibility of a false
negative result should be considered in the context of a patient's
recent exposures and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms
consistent with COVID-19. An individual without symptoms of COVID-19
and who is not shedding SARS-CoV-2 virus would expect to have a
negative (not detected) result in this assay.

The report uploaded to my MyChart account had the same text with this additional header information:

SARS-COV-2 RNA, QL, RT PCR (COVID-19)

The report CVS sent me via e-mail also stated:

Test type
SARS-COV-2 RNA, QL, RT PCR (COVID-19)

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: ecm56] #242679
12/16/2020 03:11 PM
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ecm56:

Thanks so much for posting this. I really appreciate it. Did you have the tests performed for the purpose of traveling to St Martin? And if so, were they approved? Just to confirm also, did you do the tests for the purpose travel and pay the fee or did you provide symptoms to have the tests done? I just want to make sure we request to have the right test performed?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Re: CVS (Minute Clinic) Covid Test [Re: Jenni] #242709
12/16/2020 08:33 PM
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Jenni:

No, we were traveling to St. John. The USVI test requirements are more flexible. Nonetheless, our tests were RT-PCR taken with a nasal swab. We did have to pay for them $139.00 each since we were testing for travel, not due to symptoms or exposure.


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