Covid-19 FAQ

We understand that you have questions and concerns when it comes to COVID-19, and we want to provide you with answers. Below is our list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact us form, here.

In an effort to provide prompt care to the current influx of sick patients and to help avoid the further spread of illness, Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care locations will now only offer COVID-19 tests to patients currently showing symptoms. Asymptomatic patients can still purchase tests through our lab at the hospital in Noblesville. More information can be found here. For more COVID-19 testing options, visit coronavirus.in.gov.

COVID-19 PCR testing is available for symptomatic patients only, no appointment is required. We are suspending COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic patients and patients seeking testing for travel.

COVID-19 antibody (not active) testing is available for walk-in patients, no appointment is required.

  • COVID-19 antibody and PCR testing is done under our urgent care line of services and processed as an in-network urgent care visit.
  • This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. Because there are currently no FDA-approved or cleared IgG tests, the FDA has authorized certain tests under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) if they meet specific criteria.
  • We use the Abbott Architect test, which has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories.
  • This test has been authorized only for the detection of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.
  • This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
  • This test is NOT a test for SARS-CoV-2 itself and is not represented to be safe or effective for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. No test is perfect, and false-positive and false-negative test results can occur.

Fact sheets for the tests for IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 can be found below.

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