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Affordable next-day COVID-19 testing

  • $125 for next-day results (24–48 hours)
  • Highly accurate qPCR test (99.2% accurate)
  • No symptoms or referral needed
  • Meets air travel requirements

1. Schedule your test

  • Enter contact, personal, and travel information
  • Schedule and pay for your test
  • Receive an appointment reminder via email and/or text

2. Get tested

  • Convenient Bay Area locations
  • Quick and painless nasal swab
  • Takes less than 15 minutes

3. Get your result

  • Results delivered within 24–48 hours via email and/or text
  • View results on secure web portal
  • Download PDF of travel letter

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

About testing

What kind of test is this?

renegade.bio offers a qPCR diagnostic test for COVID-19. qPCR stands for quantitative polymerase chain reaction. This type of test determines whether or not you have an active SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. 

We use our proprietary RenegadeXP™ method, which offers increased testing speed and throughput at a lower cost per test than the CDC’s SARS-CoV-2 assay. We are permitted to perform this test under policy set forth by the FDA.

Is it safe to get tested?

The testing location is outdoors, and we ask everyone to wear masks and keep social distance. Our technicians use the same equipment and precautions to protect your safety as in a lab or doctor’s office.

Testing experience

How do I sign up?

Go to the Primary site, where you can register, schedule, and pay for your test. When you register, we’ll email you with the time and location of your appointment.

How long does it take?

Testing should take less than 15 minutes.

How do I pay for my test?

You’ll be asked for a credit card at the end of registration. To pay by cash, select the "no card" option at checkout and bring the full amount to your appointment.

Do I have to show ID?

No, ID is not required.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Follow the link in the confirmation email to the confirmation page. Scroll down for buttons to Reschedule Test and Cancel Test.   

If you cancel or do not show up for your appointment, we will refund your payment minus a 20% cancellation fee one week after your appointment date. View the full Terms of Service.

How is the sample collected? Does it hurt?

The technician will ask you to tip your head back. They will then insert a swab less than 1” into your left nostril, rotate for a few seconds, and repeat for the right nostril. The process is quick and painless.

How long does it take?

The entire experience should take less than 15 minutes.

Privacy

What information are you collecting, and what are you doing with it?
  • We ask for your name, email, and phone number. We will only use this information for communication regarding this test. We will not sell or share it except as required by law (see below).
  • We are required by law to ask for your age, sex, race, ethnicity, ZIP code, and county of residence.
  • Your registration information and test result are shared with Primary in order to deliver test results. The security and privacy of this information is protected by law, just like at your doctor’s office.
  • If you test positive, we are required by law to share your name and contact info with the county where you live for contact tracing. This means that you will likely be contacted by a public health worker to determine who you’ve been in close contact with, so those people can get tested too. (If you get a call like this, please be kind—the person who’s calling is doing a tough but necessary job.)

Results

How long does it take? How will I receive my result?

When you register, you’ll provide your phone and/or email. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a text message with a unique access code that you can use to access your results online.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?

You can access your results via most internet-connected devices (laptop, desktop computer, tablet, etc.), as long as you have access to the text message or email containing your unique access code. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can call (415) 324-6494 for help with your results.

How accurate is the result?

Our test has a limit of detection of <12.5 copies/μL, which means it can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with very high accuracy (99.2%).

What does it mean if I test negative?

A single negative test result does not mean you are free from infection. It simply means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing, or the sample was collected too soon after you were infected.  

False negatives are more likely than false positives, especially in the first days after exposure. The test is most accurate three to seven days after exposure. If you suspect your test result is inaccurate, you should get tested again. 

If you suspect that you’ve been exposed, the safest way to protect those around you is to self-quarantine. Here’s more information from the CDC.

What happens if I test positive?

You’ll receive a call from our partnering medical provider, who can help you understand your result and what to do next. You should plan on isolating yourself from everyone (including those you live with) for at least 10 days. If you have a primary physician, you should let them know you’ve tested positive and discuss whether you need treatment.

Billing

Is this test covered by my insurance?

We do not bill insurance companies at this time. However, some insurance companies will reimburse without preapproval for COVID screening and diagnosis. Check with your insurance company.

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