We are offering COVID testing for you and your team. Schedule a mobile test at your business or come visit our office for a walk-up test (no appointment needed).
Do you need a COVID test? Visit our Ocala location and get results in 48-to-72 hours. Before arrival, confirm that your physician has sent your prescription to the lab or bring it with you.
Monday–Friday // 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.
Now offering mobile COVID testing for corporations, businesses, and practices that need to test a minimum of 20 or more individuals or staff. Complete a request form to schedule a testing date or call 352.260.4700.
PCR nasal swab test: $125
Serology antibody test: $60
How to perform
a nasal swab
*Mobile testing is for groups 20+ including restaurants, bars, corporate employee testing, or any business that wants to make sure their staff is COVID free.
We do not service residential.
Nona Scientific Molecular
What is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a method to analyze a short sequence of DNA (or RNA) even in samples containing only minute quantities of DNA or RNA. PCR is used to reproduce (amplify) selected sections of DNA or RNA. Previously, amplification of DNA involved cloning the segments of interest into vectors for expression in bacteria and took weeks. But now, with PCR done in test tubes, it takes only a few hours. PCR is highly efficient in that untold numbers of copies can be made of the DNA. Moreover, PCR uses the same molecules that nature uses for copying DNA:
Two "primers", short single-stranded DNA sequences that are synthesized to correspond to the beginning and ending of the DNA stretch to be copied
An enzyme called polymerase that moves along the segment of DNA, reading its code and assembling a copy
A pile of DNA building blocks that the polymerase needs to make that copy
How is PCR Done?
There are three major steps involved in the testing process (view animated picture of a PCR). Each step is repeated for 30 or 40 cycles. The cycles are done on an automated cycler, a device that rapidly heats and cools the test tubes containing the reaction mixture. With one cycle, a single segment of double-stranded DNA template is amplified into two separate pieces of double-stranded DNA. These two pieces are then available for amplification in the next cycle. As the cycles are repeated, more and more copies are generated, and the number of copies of the template is increased exponentially. Each step – denaturation (alteration of structure), annealing (joining), and extension – occurs at a different temperature:
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