COVID-19 Testing - Highest Accuracy, Greater Convenience & Results Within 72 Hours
+ We Accept Most Insurance Plans
East Houston Hospital & Clinics is your trusted resource for the most reliable and convenient COVID-19 testing, fast accurate results and we accept most forms of insurance.
TO REGISTER FOR TESTING CALL 713-330-3887 OR CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO GET STARTED
Our team of physicians, nurses and lab technicians provide COVID-19 testing 24/7 at East Houston Hospital & Clinics (EHHC). Our high complexity medical lab is fully equipped and our team is fully certified to offer the gold standard of COVID-19 testing — the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. The PCR test is considered the gold standard because of its superior accuracy.
QUALITY CONTROL & SPEED OF RESULTS
With a credentialed lab and team on site, we do not send specimens to third party processing facilities. Therefore we are able to control the quality of testing and provide PCR test results within 72 hours or less.
CONVENIENCE & CARE
At EHHC, we take a high touch and high tech approach to deliver the best possible patient experience. This means convenient pre-registration, no waiting in long lines and ease of specimen collection. You’ll meet with an actual doctor, receive your results electronically within 72 hours and we accept most forms of insurance.
Not all COVID testing is the same — which test should you trust?
There are two different types of tests: a diagnostic test which will show if you have an active coronavirus infection, and an antibody test which detects antibodies the immune system makes to fight the virus. Of the different diagnostic and antibody tests available, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) consider the PCR/DNA test the most accurate and the gold standard for COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 Risk Screening
To register for COVID-19 testing call 713-330-3887 or complete our quick screener. Based on public health guidelines and your responses, you will learn if you qualify for testing through this program.
Important: If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please visit the ER immediately.
PCR/DNA QUICK FACTS
- The CDC and FDA consider PCR the gold standard
- The PCR/DNA is a molecular, diagnostic test
- It tests for the presence of COVID-19 DNA
- Specimen is collected via nasal swab or saliva
- PCR/DNA can diagnose an active virus only (not past infections)
- PCR/DNA is the only test accepted for international travel