This is the test used to identify if a person is infected with the COVID19 virus, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a molecular test used to detect genetic material of the COVID19 virus. To conduct this test a fluid sample is collected from the patient by inserting a long nasal swab into the nostril and swabbing for fluid from the back of the nose. This procedure is quick and painless. After fluid is collected into a test tube, the sample is then sent to our lab so the PCR test can be ran. PCR tests yield very accurate results when properly performed by a health care professional.