Drive-thru vs Home Collection

Mar 23, 2022

COVID-19 testing has come a long way from the start of the virus. CommunityLab stays updated on the latest technology and best practices to diagnose COVID-19 for Asheville, NC residents. We strive to deliver research-driven, evidence-based solutions. We offer drive-thru testing and at-home collection testing. The at-home collection COVID-19 test and the drive-thru COVID test are both effective methods of testing. We do not require that you have any symptoms for testing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed, we urge you to register for COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

CommunityLab makes drive-thru testing fast and easy. It’s one of the most efficient ways to test without getting out of your car. You can choose from the traditional nasal swab or the no swab saliva test for COIVD-19. Both tests are collected and performed in a manner that ensures the safety of all. COVID-19 drive-thru testing performs a highly sensitive test with a low level of errors. You’re done in a few minutes, and we’ll get your results within 24 hours on a normal basis.

At-Home Collection COVID-19 Testing

An at-home saliva test is done almost the same way as a drive-thru test. The only difference is where you perform the test. We provide detailed instructions to collect the sample in the collection kit properly. The at-home test is done in the comfort of your home, and the sample is shipped to the lab using the included overnight label. Many people with young children prefer this type of testing. We’ll test the specimen and get your results back in less than 24 hours of when the sample arrives at the lab if possible.

When To Get A Drive-Thru Or Home COVID-19 Test

Whether you choose an at-home COVID-19 test or a drive-thru COVID-19 test, CommunityLab offers rapid results. If you think you’ve been exposed or have symptoms, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible. We have convenient, flexible appointments. Some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Body Aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Waiting For COVID-19 Results

While we get test results back to you as quickly as possible, it’s important to be patient. The surge in COVID-19 cases around the world puts increased pressure on labs everywhere. Stay isolated while you wait for your results. After receiving your results, it’s important to ask us any questions or reach out with your concerns. We’re here to help boost the health of the community and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Understanding Your COVID-19 Results

If you receive a positive test, it’s important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. You should monitor your symptoms and self-quarantine. If you are still experiencing symptoms after a negative COVID-19 test, it’s essential to follow up with your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

Contact CommunityLab For Testing Today

Our drive-thru and home collection COVID-19 testing help curb the spread of the virus in Asheville, NC. CommunityLab is dedicated to providing our community with fast and reliable results. We strive to offer the highest technology in testing with the most reliable results. We’ll perform the COVID-19 test in your car or give you an at-home test. Register for curbside COVID-19 testing to help boost the health of our community. For more information, get in touch with CommunityLab today!