Corona Virus Test (COVID-19 RT-PCR)

EUA Approved

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. This one is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans that cause mild illness. COVID-19 seems to spread easily and sustainably in the community. Coronaviruses are spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

See Sample COVID-19 Report Here

RTL’s explanation of FDA’s Letter to Clinical Laboratory Staff and Health Care Providers

Tests for Doctors

COVID-19 test kits are currently only available with a physicians order. Ordering physicians must be registered providers with RealTime Laboratories.
Current providers place orders with account managers or email

Hospitals and Healthcare Networks

If you would like to send specimens to RealTime Laboratories for COVID-19, please complete the following information, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
COVID-19 Specimen Testing

Information about the Test

This test is an RT-PCR test which looks at the viral load of the COVID-19 virus. It has been evaluated by the FDA and CDC and granted Emergency Use Authorization.

Refunds for tests purchased from our website are allowed if requested within 21 days from receipt of payment AND prior to submission of the clinical specimen or environmental sample to the laboratory. Once the specimen or sample has been given to the shipping company for delivery, we will be unable to offer a refund. The refund amount will be 75% of the purchase price. Notification of intent to cancel must be conveyed by email to Sam Clark at [email protected] or via telephone at 972-492-0419 x120.

Direct Access COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 test kits are currently not available for public purchase. All test kits are allocated for healthcare providers only. In the future we will open sales to the public when we have more inventory to help respond to the current public health crisis.

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There are multiple symptoms associated with COVID-19. These can range from mild to severe. Testing is the best way to determine if you have the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Respiratory illness
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

If you are having any of the following symptoms seek medical attention immediately.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion
  • Bluish lips or face
Opened Covid -19 Kit

Background Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. This virus comes from a family of viruses that have previously caused epidemics. Previous versions were known at MERS-CoV and SARS CoV, however, these illnesses only infected people in the thousands where COVID-19 has now infected over a million people worldwide. This disease has been reported in almost every country in the world. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Who Can Order The Test?​

Testing can be ordered only by physicians or other authorized health care providers (to find a provider near you check here). Self-ordered tests for COVID-19 are not available at this time due to limited diagnostic testing supplies.

Who Is At Risk?

Individuals in almost every age range have developed serious symptoms caused by the COVID-19 virus. However, some patients are more at risk than others. Patients with these situations should take extra caution

  • Patients over 60 years of age
  • Patients with lung disease
  • Patients with diabetes
  • Patients with heart disease
  • Patients that are immune compromised

Incubation Period

Current estimates suggest a median incubation period from five to six days; however, some patients have taken up to 14 days to exhibit symptoms. One study reported that 97.5% of people with COVID-19 that exhibit symptoms do so within 11.5 days of exposure.

Viral Shedding

Over the course of the infection the virus has been identified 1-2 days before the onset of symptoms and can persist for up to eight days in moderate cases and for longer periods in more severe cases.

Turn Around Time​

As with all RealTime Laboratory Tests we will attempt to deliver test results within 48 to 72 hours of receipt of patient samples to our laboratory (however turnaround time will depend on volume).

Ordering Information​

Tests are only available with a physician’s order. Ordering physicians must be registered providers with RealTime Laboratories. Current providers can place orders through their account manager or by emailing [email protected]

New providers may click here to register