All About Testing
All About Testing:
Contact your Millennium healthcare provider to discuss whether you need testing. Your primary-care provider will fully evaluate you and order the appropriate test for your situation. Your provider will discuss your medical history with you, determine your exposure risk, and look at any other relevant information in order to make the best decision about testing for you.
If it is determined that you do need a COVID-19 test, you will be given options as to where and how to get tested. Millennium has several sites available for testing once you receive your healthcare provider’s order.
You can contact your doctor’s office through Millennium’s patient portal, online scheduling, or by phone to request a COVID-19 evaluation. If you’d like to become a new patient, call (844) CALL-MPG, (844) 225-5674. If you have a concern about COVID-19 symptoms, make sure to mention that when scheduling an appointment.
We encourage you to visit the Department of Health and Human Services website to locate a testing site in your area by clicking here.
Types of Tests
Currently, Millennium is offering four types of COVID-19 tests. Talk with your healthcare provider about which test is best for you.
- PCR (nasal swab): PCR is considered the gold standard of COVID tests and can detect whether you’re actively infected.
- COVID-19 Rapid Antigen (nasal or throat swab): The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen can also detect whether you’re actively infected, but negative results should be confirmed through PCR.
- Dual COVID-19 Rapid Antigen/Influenza A and B (the ABC Test): The dual COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test is offered in combination with the flu test (influenza A and B), with just one nasal swab.
- Antibody test: An antibody test (blood test) will show if you have antibodies toward a coronavirus, but it can’t confirm an active infection.
Please make sure to provide up to date insurance information at time of testing. For self-pay prices, click here
The type of test you take, along with the availability of testing supplies and the location where the test specimen is processed will all determine how long it takes to get your results.
- PCR: 24 hours to 7 days
- COVID-19 Rapid Antigen: 15 minutes
- Dual COVID-19 Rapid Antigen/Influenza A and B: 15 minutes
- Antibody: 15 minutes to 72 hours
Isolation and Quarantine:
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others, while isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 and are able to recover at home should isolate, along with those who don’t have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19. Your Millennium provider will advise you on the duration of isolation and quarantine, and when you can return to routine activity.