Covenant Laboratories in Bay St. Louis offers overnight COVID test results
With the omicron variant spreading rapidly, many people are scrambling to get tested and quickly. Although the rapid tests are quick, they are not as accurate when it comes to detecting the virus.
To help do their part in fighting the spread of COVID-19, Covenant Laboratories in Bay St. Louis is using their state-of-the-art equipment to produce PCR tests overnight.
PCR tests remain the gold standard when it comes to testing for COVID, but the tests take about three days before results are in.
At Covenant Laboratories, guests can walk in, pay a fee of $99, receive a COVID test and then next day results are ready.
Covenant Laboratories President and COO Michael Perritt says by having the lab locally, it helps with getting results quickly and at a reasonable price. “What we do at Covenant, our focus is to improve the industry, to help empower the clinician with the right information, to be a champion for that patient. With our process, what we are able to do is take those samples and process them with the best technology that is available.”
Covenant accepts insurance. Along with COVID PCR tests, they also test for things such as flu, upper respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections.