Covid Testing

Oscar Medical Center

COVID-19 Testing Rapid and PCR Testing

COVID-19 Rapid Testing and COVID-19 PCR Testing are available at Oscar Medical Center!
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All results are interpreted by a doctor or nurse practitioner.


3375 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032


(470) 355-2340

  • Nasal swabs directly detect the presence of the virus.

  • Rapid (antigen) tests result within 15 minutes. The entire visit takes about an hour.

  • PCR (molecular) tests result in 3-5 days. Results can be accessed quickly and easily through the LabCorp and Quest patient portals.

  • Nasal swabs are the best test for patients with signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your doctor will help you decide when to get tested, and which test to get!

  • Often required for travel (flights), gatherings, procedures, and other events. Please confirm whether a rapid or PCR test is required.

FOR NEW PATIENTS AND ESTABLISHED PATIENTS WHO DESIRE SAME DAY TESTING: schedule a phone or video visit with the doctor through our appointment page.

What is the difference between nasal swab (rapid/PCR) and blood (antibody) testing?

Differences  Rapid / PCR Nasal Swab Test Antibody Blood Draw Test
Main difference Can detect early and onset infection
with most accuracy
Can indicate exposure to COVID-19 if
exposed for at least 10 days
How does it work? Directly detects the presence of
the virus’ genetic material or protein
Indirectly detects the virus by measuring
body’s immune antibody response to the virus
Sample needed Nasal swab Blood draw / Venipuncture
Time to get results Same day for rapid, 2-5 business days for PCR In 1-2 days
When should you get it? You can get this test if you have
symptoms of COVID-19
You can get this test if you are not showing
symptoms of COVID-19