WE OFFER PCR COVID TESTING AT OUR

LIFT UP OZARK CLINIC.

WE ALSO OFFER PCR, RAPID TESTING. 
AND ANTIBODY TESTING.

All COVID test are nasopharyngeal

Please see individual clinics business hours and which COVID test each clinic provides. 

We provide COVID-19 testing for the public

and for employers.   Our test are professional, PCR test performed by

our local FDA certfied genetic laboratory:

the certified results are accepted by the travel industry, hospitals for surgical procedure approvals and employers.

In MOST CASES we are able to provide 24 hour results*

after the sample is received by the laboratory.

  • COVID-19 test are performed via nasal swab.
  • When you arrive at the clinic: DO NOT GO INSIDE:  CALL THE CLINIC and let them know you are there and they will give you instructions.  There are times we have several people ahead of you, please be prepared to wait your turn if needed. 
  • Lab samples are taken to the labs Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur and Fri mornings at 9am. 
  • Lab samples will not be delivered to the lab on a holiday.  They will be delivered to the lab at 9am on the NEXT available week business day.  
  • Lab samples taken after 9am on Friday are hand delivered to the lab on Monday morning at 9am unless it is a holiday in which case they will be delivered to the lab on Tuesday morning at 9am.  In MOST ALL cases these results will be ready the next business day afternoon.
  • If your test results show "inconclusive", it means the lab is required by the state to rerun your sample because the amount of proteins on the first run were not enough to say you did or did not have the virus.  We do not have any control over this requirement.  So this could delay your result from 24 up to 72 hours.  The few test that have had to be rerun have been returned in most cases in 24 hours. There is no refund for inconclusive test.  There is no credit given if another test has to be retaken due to an inconclusive result.  
  • In MOST CASES the results of the lab test we deliver at 9am will be ready that same evening.
    HOWEVER: WE CAN NOT AND WILL NOT GUARANTEE THIS.  WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THE LABORATORY.  LABORATORIES CAN HAVE DELAYS BEYOND THEIR CONTROL: WHICH IN TURN DELAYS OUR RESULTS.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS IN YOUR RESULTS.  SO BE SURE YOU PLAN WELL AHEAD TO GET TESTING DONE TO ALLOW FOR YOUR RESULTS, SHOULD THERE BE A DELAY.  WE RECOMMEND PLANNING ON A 72 HOUR WINDOW.

TEST RESULT TIMELINES

TEST RESULT REPORTING

  • PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE CLINICS FOR YOUR RESULTS.
  • If your test is NEGATIVE:  you will receive an automated email report to the email you provided in your intake paperwork.  BE SURE you print your email CLEARLY. 
  • If your test is POSITIVE: we will CALL YOU.  The postive test are also reported by the lab to the state health department who in turn notifies the local county health department who in turn will call you.
  • If your test is "INCONCLUSIVE" this means that there was not enough protein in the PCR test to identify if you do or do not have the virus.  THEREFORE: the state requires the lab to rerun your test: WHICH WILL DELAY YOUR RESULTS by at least 24 - 48 hours.   We can not control this.  We will call you to let you know your test were inconclusive and the lab is rerunning your test.  There is no refund for inconclusive test and there is no credit given in the event another test must be run due to an inconclusive test. 

ANTIGEN and ANTIBODY RAPID TESTING

  • We do offer EUA certified rapid testing for COVID-19 antigens (IgM) and antibodies (IgG)
  • This test can show if you currently have the virus (antigens) or if you have had the virus (antibodies).
  • Antibody test are blood samples.
  • Test results are in 15 minutes.  
  • This is not a PCR test so is not going to be valid for use with travel or surgery.  You will need to verify with your employer if it is acceptable with them.
  • We also OFFER LABORATORY ANTIBODY TESTING FOR ANTIBODIES TO THE SPIKE PROTEIN and the NUCLEOCAPSID PROTEINS.  It is important to do both test to get a true reading.  If you do just the Spike Protein test and you do not have antibodies against this: it WILL show negative.  But if you only do the Spike Protein test and you have antibodies against the Nucleocapsid, it will still negative for COVID, despite having antibodies for COVID against the Nucleocapsid.  You must test for both to get a true reading.
  • Ozark Valley Lift Up Medical is a private 501c3 primary care - direct pay clinic.  We are NOT government funded and do not take insurance: therefore are unable to provide free testing.  We are billed at full price for each COVID-19 test.
  • PCR TESTING:  $167 this does NOT cover all of our cost. 
  • COVID Rapid Testing varies depending on which test is given.

COVID-19 TEST PRICING

There are NO refunds on COVID-19 test.  If you have a required deadline for travel, surgery or employement, do not wait until the last minute: please allow some extra time in case there is a delay in your results due to a delay at the laboratory: which are beyond our control.  We have no way to

guarantee your results will meet your deadline.