Corporate COVID-19 Testing
COVID Testing is currently playing a vital role in keeping businesses safe, open and operating. As many companies have began a staggered return-to-office approach for employees, Precision Health is now providing onsite private COVID testing for businesses.
Given the potential workplace risk of a single undiagnosed COVID case, Precision Health can provide assurance and support if your business is:
Preparing employees for returning to the office
High capacity of staff onsite at one given time, for example, construction sites
Have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the workplace
If so, corporate testing may suit your needs. Contact us today for more information regarding our corporate services.
Employee books an appointment via an online booking system.
We provide professional staff onsite at your location
at our two locations:
Antigen results are available 15 minutes prior to the test.
PCR tests are analysed at our INAB-accredited lab partner and results available in 24 hours.
Results are sent to employees individually via email or test.
Types of COVID-19 Tests
PCR Test (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
Taken to be the gold standard for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that cause COVID-19), the PCR test is taken as a nasal or nasopharyngeal swab. The test is very sensitive. The downside is that the test can sometimes detect small amounts of viral particles after you have recovered form COVID-19.
The antigen test detects viral particles by using antibodies dissolved in a strip called a Lateral Flow Assay, similar to a pregnancy test in form. The test is not as sensitive as a PCR test but is useful for detecting when a person is in the most infectious stages of COVID-19. The main advantage is that is can be processed in 15-minutes, without expensive technology.
During and after COVID-19 infection, your body makes neutralising antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These antibodies can be detected in a blood sample either in a lab on a lateral flow assay. The test theoretically shows immunity against COVID-19. The disadvantage is that the levels of antibody may drop some weeks after COVID-19 infection but the immunity remains as undetectable memory cells.