COVID-19 Testing Information

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COVID-19 testing is available at Rutland Regional, but only with an order from your healthcare provider.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no drive-thru or walk-in testing at the hospital. All tests must be ordered in advance by your provider.

COVID-19 Testing

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COVID-19 Testing Information at
Rutland Regional Medical Center

  1. Is COVID-19 testing available at Rutland Regional?
    • Yes, COVID-19 testing is available but only with a healthcare provider order.
  2. If I have a physician's order, where do I go to get tested?exterior allen st entrance
    • COVID-19 testing requires collection of a respiratory specimen. Collection is available Mondays, 8am-4pm and Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm at the Mobile Lab Station Tent in the Allen Street Parking Lot.
  3. What should I expect at the testing station?
    • Please follow the signs in the parking lot, our friendly personnel will direct you to the tent.

    • Please remain in your car while the respiratory specimen is collected.

    • Collection is a painless process. You will be asked to tilt your head back while a swab is inserted into your nostril. The swab will be gently rotated for 15 seconds before being placed into a tube for laboratory testing.

  4. What kind of COVID-19 testing does Rutland Regional do?
    • There are three kinds of COVID-19 tests available: PCR, antibody and antigen.
    • Rutland Regional only performs PCR tests, which are the gold standard to determine if there is an active infection.
    • The Antigen test is not as sensitive or specific, and can only be used on symptomatic patients. There is a risk of false positives with this test. 

    • The Antibody test will show if you have been exposed to COVID-19 but at this time cannot be used as a measure of protection against infection.

  5. When will I get my results?
    • Rutland Regional has partnered with other laboratories to provide more testing for our community.  Results are available anywhere from 24-72 hours after collection, depending on where the test is performed.
  6. How will I get my results?
    • The primary care or urgent care provider who ordered the COVID-19 test will receive the results. They are NOT sent directly to the patient. Please contact your ordering provider if it has been longer than 72 hours since your collection.
  7. What can I do if I want to get tested but don't have an order from a physician?

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