International travel is always an exciting experience for a family, but there are many things that need to be correctly planned to ensure no hiccups during a trip. Currently, it is important to ensure that you and your family are Covid-19 negative, have no Covid-19 symptoms, and are in good health when traveling overseas.
Many countries still require incoming visitors to have a negative RT-PCR/ NAAT test done 48 – 72 hours prior to entry. Most countries are rejecting proof of a negative Antigen test. It is important to be aware of the country’s specific requirements in place for entry during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is also important to take your travel time to your destination into account. In most cases, your Covid-19 test cannot be older than 72 hours. Therefore you may need to have your test done the day before or on your departure day to ensure the test is valid on arrival.
At Night Lite Pediatrics we offer same-day PCR/NAAT testing for Travel. Orlando residents are offered this service at the following 3 locations:
Locations That Offer the
PCR/NAAT Test for Travel
We offer same-day PCR covid test in Orlando at our following 3 locations:
What is a PCR/NAAT Test?
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 is a molecular test that analyzes your upper respiratory specimen, looking for genetic material (ribonucleic acid or RNA) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
A NAAT or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. A NAAT test detects genetic material or nucleic acid. NAATs for SARS-CoV-2 specifically identify the RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences that make up the genetic material of the virus.
It is the test used globally to determine a positive or negative Covid-19 status and is considered to be one of the most accurate.
Benefits of Having a PCR/NAAT Test at Night Lite Pediatrics
At Night Lite Pediatrics, you can enjoy the following benefits when visiting our clinics for your PCR results:
- Results on the same day of the visit
- Approved for international travel
- New patients and walk-ins welcome
- No age restriction, we offer testing to adults as well
Cost of a PCR/NAAT
Test for Traveling
The cost of a Covid 19 testing at Night Lite Pediatrics for the PCR/NAAT test is $180 per test, which will need to be paid at the time of taking the test.
We do not accept any medical insurance for travel-related testing.
Why Choose Us
At Night Lite Pediatrics, we are committed to providing quality patient-centric care for you and your child. We are a passionate team of board-certified pediatricians, and you can rest assured we will carry out the Covid-19 test on your child with the utmost care and compassion.
We know full well this can be a stressful and scary test for any child and as a parent, this can be a concern. We have tested many children safely and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require more information about the PCR/NAAP test, please read through our FAQ
section which will share more facts to help you make a more informed decision.
According to a laboratory study conducted in 2020, a PCR test is the most accurate Covid-19 test, and is accurate 95% of the time, whereas the rapid antigen test was less accurate at 75%.
There are different types of Covid-19 tests, and according to experts and recent research conducted, a PCR test is recommended over antigen tests, as they are more accurate and produce fewer false positives.
Experts recommend the PCR test as opposed to the rapid antigen test as it is more accurate and therefore results in fewer false positives.
The antigen test is also known as the rapid Covid-19 test, which is the least accurate test out of the many tests available. The PCR test is the most accurate and is preferred by medical practitioners.
According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the PCR test can detect the omicron variant, even though it is referred to as the milder version and the most recently discovered, it does not evade the PCR testing. Our PCR testing in Orlando is therefore accurate as we use the PCR/NAAT testing for travel purposes.