If you receive a positive test, this likely means that you have COVID-19. If your test comes back negative, this means you did not have COVID-19 at the time the PCR test was administered. If you reside in Hagerstown, MD, please visit Chambers’ Apothecary if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been recently exposed to someone who has tested positive.
Please consider scheduling a PCR test if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Please refer to the table below to compare the various tests provided at Chambers’ Apothecary.
|Type of Test||Molecular PCR||Molecular NAAT*||Antigen|
|Specimen Collection||Nasal||Nasal||NP or Nasal|
|Time to Receive Results||Same-day||25-30 Minutes||15 Minutes|
|Positive Test Accuracy||100%||95%||100% NP, 99% Nasal|
|Negative Test Accuracy||99.8%||93%||93% NP, 87% Nasal|
|Recommended Age||3 and Up||3 and Up||3 and Up|
*While not a PCR test, many organizations including travel agencies accept it as functionally equivalent.