COVID-19 PCR Tests & Travel Vaccinations
COVID-19 PCR Tests & Travel Vaccinations at DSD Pharmacy in Gastonia, NC
If you’re planning on traveling, you must ensure that you’re up-to-date on your vaccinations. Getting vaccinated protects travelers from serious diseases, and it will also help ensure that you don’t bring anything home to your friends and family. Depending on what country you’re traveling to, there are different required and recommended vaccines to take and COVID-19 testing requirements. The staff at DSD Pharmacy can guide you through the process and help you figure out what travel vaccines and COVID-19 tests you need. We offer both PCR and rapid COVID testing, and you can choose what best suits your needs.
What is a PCR COVID Test?
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID test is a molecular test that detects the genetic material of COVID-19 and determines if your sample contains the virus. The test gathers a sample through a nasal swab and analyzes it for viral genetic material. This is the most accurate COVID-19 test, and it is the most reliable way to detect active infection.
How Long Does a PCR Test Take?
A PCR test is the most reliable and accurate test for detecting COVID-19. Typically, you will receive your results within a day or two of the test. However, if you’re in a hurry and need faster results, we also offer COVID-19 rapid testing to get you your results within minutes.
COVID-19 Testing Available for Your Travel Vaccination Requirements
When traveling internationally, a COVID-19 test is required before you leave the country and before you return. This is to ensure the safety of you and those around you. If you’re about to travel and need a COVID-19 test, DSD Pharmacy can help you out. We offer rapid and at-home testing to clear you for your travels. Whether or not you’re vaccinated, you must have the proper tests to travel safely without issue. Visit us in Gastonia, NC, or contact us for all your COVID testing needs.