The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19. Administered by a licensed Medical Practitioner and tested at an approved laboratory, The COVID-19 RT-PCR is only for use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization. Results are available to you in 24 to 36 hours.