Get a COVID-19 PCR test for travel
Nao Medical remains dedicated to giving you the medical care you need. Since the first days of the Nao Medical offers a 24-hour PCR test for travelers. However, please also check with both the airline and the destination you plan on visiting before your trip to see what test they will accept, how quickly you will need to present your test results, and what type of documents will be required.
Additionally, most airlines require you to present a negative COVID-19 test result before you can board, depending on the airline and the destination you’re visiting.
What is the COVID-19 RT-PCR NAAT test?
The RT-PCR test is a polymerase chain reaction type of NAAT test (or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test). It can detect RNA from the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This is different from the 15-minute rapid antigen test and the COVID-19 antibody test. Those check for antigens and antibodies against the spike protein of the virus respectively.
The test itself can provide results in as little as 24-hours and is not FDA approved, but has been granted EUA (Emergency Use Authorization). A COVID-19 PCR test must come from a CLIA Certified laboratory. Luckily, Nao Medical has partnered with CLIA certified labs and can provide a CLIA certificate.
To learn more about antibody tests, you can check the department of health website. To get tested, contact us to schedule an appointment.
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How accurate are COVID-19 PCR tests?
COVID-19 PCR tests are accurate and are considered the gold standard for COVID testing. This type of test is more sensitive and is mostly processed by health professionals in a laboratory.
Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test for travel?
If you plan on traveling soon, you can get a 24 hour PCR test in New York City at any of Nao Medical locations.
What’s the difference between the standard COVID-19 PCR test and the COVID-19 RT-PCR test?
Both the standard PCR test and RT-PCR test involve taking nasal swab samples. However, the RT-PCR test checks for RNA from the virus that causes COVID-19 and can produce results in a quicker amount of time (as little as 24 hours).
The standard test is considered more accurate, but you might have to wait 2-4 business days for your results, which might not be feasible if you’re traveling soon and need a negative result quickly.
Does my insurance cover the COVID-19 RT-PCR NAAT test?
At Nao Medical, we accept most major insurance plans, but in order to know if your plan covers the test, we would need to run your insurance and this can only be done at the beginning of your visit. If you would like to know ahead of time, please call the number on the back of your insurance card so a representative may let you know which coronavirus test is covered by your insurance plan.
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- August 25, 2022 10:30 am
I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.
- August 26, 2022 12:28 pm
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
- August 12, 2022 11:33 pm
Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.
- August 9, 2022 12:34 pm
Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.
- August 20, 2022 10:31 am
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
- August 10, 2022 6:28 pm
I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
- August 15, 2022 11:28 am
Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.
- August 2, 2022 1:29 am
Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.
- August 19, 2022 11:31 am
The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.
- August 26, 2022 10:28 am
I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly
- August 22, 2022 12:30 pm
My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.
- August 22, 2022 10:30 pm
The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.
- August 10, 2022 12:08 am
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
- August 22, 2022 9:57 pm
The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!
- August 16, 2022 11:59 am
Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.
- August 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional
- August 18, 2022 9:32 pm
My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
- August 9, 2022 10:30 pm
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!