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Clinical illness & COVID-19 testing

Garnet is happy to announce the availability of same-day NAAT tests, perfect for last-minute travelers in need of fast COVID-19 test results.

Overview

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
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COVID-19 NAAT Test

Price: $250

Result Time: 4 hours*

NAAT tests are used to identify active infections by detecting and quantifying the presence of DNA & RNA within a sample. Known for being highly sensitive, the NAAT tests are known as the “gold standard” of COVID tests.

*subject to change depending on volume. Results will always be available same day.
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COVID-19 Antigen

Price: $150

Result Time: 2 hours

Rapid Antigen tests can quickly and effectively detect active infections by identifying proteins on the outside of the virus using immunofluorescence.  Antigen tests are different than Antibody tests and do not tell you if you have had a prior infection.

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Lyme Disease

Price: $75

Result Time: 2 hours

This test requires a blood sample collected by a small finger prick.

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COVID-19 NAAT

The NAAT 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 the test, timing of testing, sampling technique, and sample type.

Garnet utilizes two different machines for NAAT testing.  Both tests requrie samples taken with a shallow nasal (short) swab in both nostrils

  • Cepheid GeneXpert Xpress
  • Quidel Solana

Supply alone will dictate which manufacturer’s test is administered, patients will not have the option.

Price: $250

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.

Results: 4 Hours*

Collected test specimen are processed in-house, and will generate a result the same day as testing, unaffected by weekend or holidays.

*subject to change depending on volume. Results will always be available same day.

Appropriate for:

People who are showing symptoms, people who are travelling internationally, and people who have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Rapid 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 nasal swab specimens placed directly into the assay’s extraction buffer or reagent.

Price: $150

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.

Results: 1-2 Hours

Collected test specimen are processed in-house, and will generate a result the same day as testing, unaffected by weekend or holidays.

Appropriate for:

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. They are also accepted for those returning to the US after international travel

Lyme Disease

This test requires a small finger prick provided a small blood sample. The Sofia 2 Lyme Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) uses advanced immunofluorescence-based lateral-flow technology to provide rapid differential detection of human IgM and IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)

Price: $75

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.

Results: 1-2 Hours

Collected test specimen are processed in-house, and will generate a result the same day as testing, unaffected by weekend or holidays.

Appropriate for:

Our Lyme test is appropriate for those who suspect they have bitten by a tick, regardless of the presence of symptoms.

On-site, whenever and wherever you need us.

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.

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.

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.

Covid Testing

(802) 876-2400
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

481 White Street
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

Patient & ambulance transport

(802) 876-2300
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Corporate Office

(802) 876-2300
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mailing Address

34 Blair Park Rd.
Suite 104 – Box 327
Williston, Vermont 05495

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