Do you need to show a negative COVID-19 result for travel, recreation, work or leisure?*
We have you covered.
*Voluntary testing is not a medical necessity so it is not covered by medical insurance. We will not see symptomatic patients.
Providing PCR / NAAT testing for pre-arrival camper testing. Call: 603-540-4739
Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing
All testing by On-site Medical Services is self-pay. Insurance does not pay for voluntary testing.
No physician appointment required
No referral required
Flat-rate price for testing and no hidden fees
Fastest PCR results NH
Safety and convenience of the drive-thru
Receive PCR test results via email and/or paper
Choice of molecular, antigen, or antibody tests
Internationally accredited PCR tests
24/7 on-call PCR testing available, come to us or we go to you.
Before you get tested:
If the test is required; please verify which test type is required.
If you have tested positive to COVID-19 in the last 90 days you may test positive again.
We will not test symptomatic patients.
Call 603-540-4739 for COVID-19 Testing questions. Find a location near you.
Effective 07/30/2021: If you are vaccinated and offer valid proof of full vaccination status you may receive a discount for Same-Day PCR Tests: $194. Thank you for getting vaccinated.
COVID-19 Test Types and Transparent Pricing
2) Abbott ID NOW Molecular (NAAT) (Abbott ID Now): $164 (15- 25 minutes)
3) Rapid Antigen Test (Carestart): $48 (10 minutes)*
4) Rapid Antibody Testing (Fastep): $94 (15 minutes)
5) CAAP- Certified Laboratory RT-PCR (NAAT) (Eurofins): $120 (72 HOURS)
-- We can go to you! Inquire about in-home testing services for VIPs and corporate clients---
Call us to inquire about testing for summer overnight camps to comply with NH testing requirements.
All major credit cards, HSA, and cash accepted. Employers may apply for invoice billing, contact us for more details. Insurance not accepted for testing.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
1500 South Willow Street
(Parking lots 17-20) near LongHorn Steak House
Manchester, NH 03103
Manchester COVID Testing: 603-540-4739
EXPERTS IN TRAVEL TESTING
If you receive an inhouse test:
We provide test results that comply with all international travel requirements
You can have your passport number appear on your test results (only same-day tests)
We do the research into travel requirements so you do not have to
You can receive a PDF and/or paper copy of the results
We accept foreign addresses
We can fill out any test paperwork necessary for travel including paperwork for Japan and Hong Kong
You receive exceptional professionalism the entire time
24/7 customer support available by phone call or email
We rerun in-house invalid results at no extra charge
Custom early morning or after hour appointments available for an additional charge
Open on holidays and weekends
Travel Testing FAQ
What is RT-PCR?
RT-PCR stands for Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction. The reaction uses RNA as testing material. RNA (ribonucleic acid) is a single-stranded nucleic acid and it is usually found in viruses as viral RNA. The test used fluorescent dyes as markers to identify genetic materials. RT-PCR tests are considered the "Gold Standard," thus they are required by many travel destinations for entry.
Is RT-PCR or PCR a Molecular or NAAT?
Yes, PCR testing is a molecular test. When travel destination specify you must receive a molecular test they are traditionally referring to PCR testing. However, travel destinations have expanded this definition to include other forms of molecular-based testing, such as our Abbott ID Now testing. The Abbott ID Now test and a PCR is considered Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs). A travel destination that definitely accepts Abbott ID Now tests is Aruba and Canada (only if you travel to Canada by land).
Why do you stamp your results?
Many travel destinations are beginning to require QR Codes or stamping to verify the test result is authentic. In recent months there has been a rise in fraudulent test results and many travel destinations have begun to more closely scrutinize test reports. You may have experienced this yourself if you attempted to use a test result provided by a major pharmacy and it was inexplicably rejected. Many fraudsters have been using fake results purporting to be from major pharmacy chains. We use stamping, embossing, watermarks, and additional information on the test results to differentiate and authenticate test results. Additionally, we plan to roll out a HIPAA-compliant QR code solution for test results soon.
Is a rapid PCR accepted by travel destinations?
Negative RT-PCR test results are accepted by every country for entry. The modifier of rapid in front of PCR does not make a result invalid. Nonetheless, our PCR test results do not say rapid on them because that is not a scientific term that describes the test. The PCR test result time we provide is simply how long our PCR test takes to run. Travel destinations are aware PCR tests can have varying run times from lab to lab.
Why do you guys use nasopharyngeal swabs?
We wish we did not have to use the swabs, however, many travel destinations specifically require the use of nasopharyngeal swabs. More travel destinations are beginning to restrict individuals who have: self-administered their test, used an at-home test, or used a saliva test. Unless you tell us your travel destination allows a different swab type we will use a nasopharyngeal swab. We prefer to play it safe and use nasopharyngeal swabs because they are accepted by all international travel destinations.
How are you guys able to process a PCR in 30 minutes?
Simple, we are an NH licensed laboratory. Typically, when you are swabbed at a doctor's office your sample must be transported to a larger mass testing laboratory. Then your sample is processed alongside hundreds and sometimes thousands of other samples. Your sample must be accounted for, and set in line for processing. The turnaround time for us is shortened because we do not process thousands of samples when you come to us. We process your sample with our instruments on-site (exactly why we are called On-Site Medical Services). There is no transport time and your sample is prioritized. We use faster instruments that provide more accurate results. The way we process your sample minimizes the risk of false-positive or negative results which are more common at larger laboratories that have contamination issues.
Can my test results be emailed?
All test results are emailed and you can also receive a paper copy.
How long should I wait to be tested after a confirmed exposure to COVID-19?
Typically, a person develops symptoms 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear as early as 2 days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection, and the time range can vary. You should always wait at least 5 days before being tested for COVID-19. If you have symptoms go seek treatment with your primary care provider.
What is the difference between an Abbott molecular and rapid antigen test?
A molecular test is much more accurate than an antigen test and is similar to the molecular test sent to a laboratory. Abbott molecular tests detect the presence of COVID-19 RNA and can be relied upon for clinical diagnosis. Rapid antigen tests are not as reliable and should not be used as a sole clinical diagnosis tool for COVID-19.
Is your PCR test accepted for international travel?
Yes! We are proud to state that all of our tests can be accepted by travel destinations. Please inform us of your travel destination so we can offer you the tests that work for the destination. If a lower cost option is available for you we will offer you a lower cost option if your travel destination allows the test. On rare occasions, there are specific lab restrictions (Turks and Caicos for example) where we need to do some extra heavy lifting to get the test result to qualify for your travel. However, for almost all travel destinations receiving our in-house PCR comes without extra paperwork or lab requirements; such as for most European destinations, Latin American destinations, India, and Africa. If you are traveling to Turks and Caicos, Japan, Hong Kong, or Singapore you must inform us before we swab you so we can fully comply with the travel destination's guidelines. The only destination we cannot help you get into is Hawaii due to its trusted traveler program.
Why do the tests cost money?
Inflation. No, but seriously we believe in paying our lab staff liveable wages. You will see a significant difference in customer care between interactions with our staff compared to a major pharmacy chain or urgent care. Our staff undergoes rigorous training in swabbing, lab process, travel destination requirements, and customer service. The costs of running a laboratory and testing equipment are also high. The costs of the tests are priced competitively when compared to industry norms in healthcare where an antigen test costs $249 at local urgent care (we only charge $48 for antigen tests). The difference with us is we do not accept health insurance and the consumer must pay for the charges. Finally, we do not receive government funding for travel testing and health insurance does not reimburse for travel-based testing.
How do you guys know the travel restrictions?
Research and a lot of it. We pride ourselves on the lengths we have gone to be sure we provide the best travel testing solutions possible. We understand that the test result we provide you can determine whether you can enter a country, we take that responsibility seriously. To date, none of our patients have been denied using our test results properly in over 60+ countries worldwide.