COVID-19 Rapid Antigen, Antibodyand PCR Testing in Andover & Lawrence MA
AFC North Andover offers on-site rapid testing (results within an hour) PCR/swab, antigen and antibody tests for COVID-19. We highly advise that you consult with our staff to determine the most appropriate test for your symptoms and situation. Although we are accepting patients without prior appointments, online registration is strongly encouraged to speed up the paperwork and reduce in-clinic wait times.
Does my insurance cover testing?
Most insurance companies are covering the cost of COVID-19 evaluation and testing- we recommend that you reach out directly to your insurance company for confirmation before your visit. Copays and deductibles may apply, depending on your insurance company.
In general, testing for purposes that are not medically necessary (travel, return to work, return to school) is not covered by insurance. We do offer testing for these reasons (please see pricing below).
What if I want to get tested anyway for peace of mind, convenience or for a COVID-19 related travel restriction?
If you don’t fit the medically necessary testing criteria (see above) or do not have insurance we offer very affordable rates for testing. The current pricing for testing is provided below. We strongly encourage you to discuss your condition, symptoms and reasoning for asking for testing with our staff to determine which test is most appropriate for your situation.
- Cepheid Rapid RT-PCR (45 minutes, ideal for last minute travelers or those who need immediate results) – $199
- Abbott NAA Molecular* (30 mins, ideal for return to work, some travel, and those that need immediate results)- $169
- Broad PCR Test (24-36 hours from the time sent to the lab, at 8 pm each evening) – $99
- Rapid Antigen Testing (10 minutes) – $59
- Antibody Testing (turn around time varies) – $110
*NORTH ANDOVER & METHUEN ONLY
If you need COVID-19 test results for travel out of country (or to certain other states with coronavirus related travel restrictions), we can also provide them to you. Please ensure to inquire about results and turn around times before finalizing your travel plans. It is your responsibility to check your destination’s requirements before you get tested. Many destinations, for example, will only accept a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Some will accept it within 10 days of travel. Others will accept a rapid antigen test. We are unable to offer refunds if you order the test too soon, or order the wrong test. Our staff are unable to offer clear guidance on this as there are dozens of destinations, each of which have different and continuously changing requirements.
How to Book a COVID-19 Test
If you would like to book your test ahead of time on a particular time-slot of your choosing, you can book a testing appointment online. That way you spend less time filling out paperwork when you get to the clinic for your booked time. Depending on the test recommended for you, the results should be available within the hour (for rapid testing) or next day for antibody and General PCR testing (depending on the lab). Please inquire about the current turn-around times and rest assured that we will call you as soon as your results are available. Please maintain self-isolation at home till you have received the results.