Clinical illness & COVID-19 testing

Testing

Clinical illness & COVID-19 testing

We provide access to high quality, efficient, and effective laboratory grade testing with an emphasis on rapid results. Get your clinical analysis for Covid-19, the flu, and other viral illnessses.

Burlington COVID-19 Testing

481 White Street,
South Burlington, Vermont
05403

Appointments are required
Monday - Friday
8:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

PCR cut-off at 4:00 pm (Mon-Fri) and 12:00 pm (Sat). No shipment on Sunday.

Please note any PCR tests completed after the cutoff or on Sundays will not return results in the standard 48 to 72 hours.

Corporate Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(802) 876-2400

Testing

Types of testing

Garnet offers a variety of testing services that ensure you are getting your results in a timely manner. Whether you are searching for something close by, or a large group testing, we make it possible for you to keep you and your loved ones healthy and informed.

On-site BTV

Get your test done at a location in Burlington, Vermont. Visit us at 481 White Street in South Burlington. Appointments are required.

Mobile symptomatic or mobility impaired

There are unique challenges in managing COVID-19 in persons with mobility or cognitive impairment. Garnet will make sure you are being treated and taken care of, no matter what. 

Not feeling well? Garnet can come directly to you to keep you home while unwell.

Large group testing

When someone in your organization is exposed or has a positive test result, it can be unnerving. Garnet is available to provide quick group testing to help evaluate any further spread within your organization.

Garnet staffs a number of pop ups for the City of Burlington and State of Vermont, please visit our events page for more information on public pop ups.

Occupational health

To operate safely in the workplace there are many proactive measures to take: wear masks, socially distance, wash your hands, wear masks, screen for symptoms, wear masks. Regular screening testing of employees is one more step employers can take to validate other mitigation efforts in the workplace.

Testing

Tests we offer

Not only does Garnet provide citizens with an array of testing services, but we also provide several test options that work for you and your needs. It can be challenging to know what different tests do, or what type of testing you require.

FDA Testing Reference

PCR

PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies.

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Rapid Antigen

Rapid Antigen tests can quickly and effectively detect active infections by identifying proteins on the outside of the virus using immunofluorescence.

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Rapid Flu

Rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) are immunoassays that can identify the presence of influenza A and B viral nucleoprotein antigens in respiratory specimens, and display the result in a qualitative way.

Rapid Anitgen tests are used to diagnose Influenza A/B.

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PCR Test

PCR (including RT-PCR/qPCR and DD-PCR), commonly referred to as molecular tests, detect the unique genetic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by using nucleic acid amplification (NAA) technology such as reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or other amplification methods. RT-PCR is highly sensitive and specific for detecting SARS-CoV-2 virus and is the recommended “gold standard” method for diagnosing current infection. The sensitivity of all molecular tests is dependent on the assay (the test), the timing of testing, sampling technique, and sample type. Molecular tests are considered to be very specific (accurate).

Garnet offers a Droplet Digital PCR (DD-PCR) test that utilizes the same methodology as RT-PCR but provides higher in vitro accuracy due to how the specimen sample is prepared and processed. DD-PCR is better suited to provide detection of viral pathogen at lower levels than that of RT-PCR.

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Persons

People who are showing symptoms, people who are testing as a part of the process to clear quarantine, people who have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Timeline

Collected test specimen are shipped daily to a partnered lab in CO, and we expect results within 48-72 hours from collection.

We cannot guarantee that results will be returned in this exact timeframe. If you have deadlines for travel, etc, please reach out to a scheduling representative.

Results

A positive PCR test result generally confirms a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

A negative molecular test must be interpreted in the context of the exposure history and clinical presentation. False-negative tests have been well documented, especially early in the course of infection.

Pricing

$175

PCR + Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests

$ 250.00

Payment is required at time of service. While we do not process insurance up front, we can provide claim receipts for services rendered. Insurance reimbursement is not guaranteed and is determined by your carrier.

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Rapid COVID-19 Antigen

Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection. Antigen tests are currently authorized to be performed on nasopharyngeal or nasal swab specimens placed directly into the assay’s extraction buffer or reagent.

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Persons

Members of the traveling public are encouraged to comply with Vermont Department of Health requirements for post arrival by completing a 14-day quarantine, or 7-days if testing with a PCR test on or after day 7 of quarantine.

Rapid Antigen tests are highly effective in detecting active infections in symptomatic clients. They are also recommended as a tool to effectively screen groups through serial testing.

Timeline

The Antigen test can provide results inside an hour. If the test is performed by our mobile team, results are available by the end of the day. Antigen tests are relatively inexpensive and can be used at the point-of-care. The currently authorized devices return results in approximately 15 minutes. Antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 are generally less sensitive than viral tests that detect nucleic acid using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

Results

An antigen test DOES NOT meet Vermont Department of Health requirements to clear travel quarantine on or after 7-days. Those wishing to clear quarantine MUST receive a negative PCR test. Garnet offers DD-PCR tests for those that intend to follow the Vermont Department of Health guidelines.

Pricing

$ 150.00

PCR + Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests
$ 250.00

Payment is required at time of service. While we do not process insurance up front, we can provide claim receipts for services rendered. Insurance reimbursement is not guaranteed and is determined by your carrier.

Get your testing today!

Vermont Department of Health Ambulance Service License
Garnet assists the Vermont Department of Health, UVM Medical Center and Champlain College with COVID-19 PCR testing