Patriot Safety & Health Services now offers COVID-19 testing. CRL has developed multiple solutions for determining COVID-19 status: CRL Clear, CRL Serum Test, CRL Rapid Response.
Serum Test (blood draw)—Antibody Test. Detects IgA, IgG, and IgM antibodies. If positive it is highly recommended to conduct the CRL Rapid Response Saliva Test.
Rapid Response Saliva Test—Molecular Test for symptomatic and asymptomatic.
Results of antibody testing can confirm the presence, or lack of COVID antibodies in the individuals. All positive antibody tests should elect a molecular test to confirm if active virus is present. Neither the CRL Clear Fingerstick Test or the Serum Test will distinguish the specific antibody present.
The Rapid Response Saliva Test is the only test to confirm an active infection.
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. No doctor order needed.
To schedule your COVID-19 testing, contact our office at 814-791-0007, extension 101.
In order to keep our staff and you, the public, safe and eliminate the chance of further contamination, we are following the recommendations of the CDC and require that you wear a mask upon entering our building.
To keep YOU safe, we will:
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
Yes, all three of the tests offered by Patriot will detect asymptomatic people, as they will have an immune response even though they don’t display symptoms. The timeline of infection will be the same as someone displaying symptoms.
No, the more people that are tested, the better it will be to understand the spread of the virus, which will result in better measures being taken to prevent its spread. However, as the test requires a blood sample, anyone with a blood-related health condition (such as haemophilia) should discuss this with a healthcare professional before performing a test.
Yes, there are no issues with testing babies and young children.
Yes, there is no harm to the mother or baby when performing a test.
If you test positive, you should follow-up with your healthcare practitioner and also follow President Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines for America for advice on COVID-19 infection. This usually means self-isolation for 14 days, avoiding contact with others and remaining hydrated. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and recovery only takes a few days, so there’s no need to panic.
A negative result means the biomarkers are not present in your blood, but you should still exercise caution, as you may still be in the early stages of infection (before IgM levels rise to a detectable level). If symptoms develop, follow the protocols as above and retest as necessary. If symptoms do not develop, it is unlikely you have COVID-19 but should still follow strict hygiene procedures. Ensure you wash your hands regularly, avoid social gatherings and work from home if possible. There’s no need to retest unless you suspect you have contracted the infection and are displaying symptoms.
In this case, there are two options. Either you are infected and may begin to display symptoms in the next few days, or you are infected but are asymptomatic (you won’t display symptoms). In both cases, you should treat it as though you are positive for the virus and should follow the appropriate healthcare guidelines. Speak to your healthcare practitioner for further advice.
If you have the common symptoms of COVID-19 (fever and cough), you likely have contracted the infection and should self-isolate. It is likely your IgG/IgM levels haven’t risen to a detectable level yet. You can be tested again 24 hours later for confirmation id required. Speak to your healthcare practitioner for further advice.