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No. Drive-thru testing expanded on other testing options, but did not replace existing testing offered by many local healthcare providers. We still encourage you to contact your medical provider by phone or online if you have symptoms. They may refer you for testing, but remember, not everyone needs to be tested and most people can recover at home.
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Diagnostic RT-PCR self-swab nasal tests are done at Snohomish Health District testing locations. The FDA approved NAAT COVID-19 tests are processed by a CLIA-certified lab. The lab uses a range of diagnostic styles which are explained here: COVID-19 Testing Frequently Asked Questions For Patients (UW). The Snohomish Health District does not perform rapid COVID-19 tests.
A website has been set up (click here) where people will be asked screening questions and sign up for an appointment. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them should register.
People who are being tested should arrive on-time and no more than 15 minutes before their appointment, and they will remain in their cars the entire time. Individuals must have an appointment and photo ID ready when arriving at the testing site.
Results should be available within 2 to 3 calendar days. Please do not call the lab until at least 3 days have passed since you were tested. You will not receive a notification when your results are ready. To find your results either:
For those tested after April 13, your test results will be made available by the Snohomish Health District. You will receive instructions from staff on how to get those sent to you, or you can email email@example.com for assistance.
No. This is specifically for COVID-19 testing.