COVID19 Testing

Medical Center of Marin offers the following COVID19 testing

PCR Testing – Results in 30 minutes!
Rapid Antigen Testing / Abbott ID – Results in 15 minutes!

What is a PCR test?

PCR means polymerase chain reaction. It’s a test to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected.

What is a Rapid Antigen Test?

An Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test) is a test that detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus.  Turnaround time for results is usually very quick and in most cases, results can be reported within 15 minutes.