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Your COVID-19 Test at the Ford Airport
At the Ford Airport, TACKL Health is located in the Economy Lot.
Thank you for choosing TACKL Health to administer your COVID-19 test. The information you provide to your TACKL Health is protected and complies with U.S. HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) requirements.
TACKL Health offers both PCR testing and rapid antigen testing. Your PCR test results will come back in 2-3 days, on average*. The rapid antigen tests results come back in 15-30 minutes, on average. Both are diagnostic tests that identify an active COVID-19 case. All of our tests are administered by licensed, trained healthcare professionals. They will make this as quick and comfortable for you as possible.
To contact our Grand Rapids location directly please call (616) 210-4077.
For general questions, please contact our customer service line at 888-705-6576.
*Labs are closed on federal holidays. Please allow additional time for results if testing on the days surrounding a federal holiday*
As this is a drive-up testing site, we do not accept appointments for this location.
Hours of Operation:
7 Days a Week
PCR Test ($125): This is the diagnostic laboratory test most often required for traveling into a state, region or country that requires a COVID-19 test. Please look at local regulations to determine whether this is the correct test for you. PCR test results will be emailed to you by the lab directly to the email address you placed on file when you registered for your test. Result time: 2-3 days.
Rapid PCR Test ($275): This is a Rapid PCR Test with results in just 30 minutes. Nearly 100% accurate results (more accurate than antigen. We don't need to follow up a positive with another confirmatory PCR like we do with positive antigens, since they are PCR tests). FDA EUA authorized.
* NEW* Rapid Antigen/Flu Test Combo ($75): This is a rapid diagnostic test which allows you to quickly assess whether you may be currently infected with COVID-19. For this promotion, a flu test will also be provided to assess whether you may be currently infected with the flu.
Rapid Antigen Test ($75): This is a rapid diagnostic test. This allows you to quickly assess whether you may be currently infected with COVID-19. Any positive result should be followed with a PCR test for confirmation. Antigen test results will be sent via HIPAA compliant encrypted email, as well as optional text. Result time: 15-30 min
Rapid Antibody Test ($65): This is a rapid SCREENING test. This allows you to quickly assess whether you may have COVID-19 antibodies. More info HERE. Results in 15-30 minutes on average.
Add on Rapid Antibody Test ($45): This can be added to any other test or combination of tests.
PCR & Rapid Antigen Test Combo ($165)
PCR, Rapid Antigen, Antibody Test Combo ($210)
*Labs are closed on federal holidays. Please allow additional time for PCR results if testing on the days surrounding a federal holiday, or getting tested on a Sunday*
COVID-19 Test Process
1. Testing. Your healthcare practitioner will assist you in self-administering your PCR or antigen COVID-19 diagnostic test. This swabbing process takes about 15 seconds to complete.
2. Resulting. If you have selected a PCR test, your healthcare practitioner will place your sample into the test tube. This is then placed into a secure biohazard bag. Your specimen is couriered to the lab on the day of collection.
If you have selected a rapid antigen or antibody test, your healthcare provider will place your sample into the resulting tray for processing.
3. Rapid Antigen and Antibody Test Notification: You will receive your results via HIPAA compliant email and optional text message on the phone number you used to register. Result time frame: 15-30 minutes
4. PCR Test Notification: You will receive your results via HIPAA compliant encrypted to the email address you provided when you registered for your test. Result time frame: 2-3 days
Frequently Asked Questions
Is testing covered by insurance?
Full payment is required at the time of testing. Reimbursement thorugh insurance may be filed at a later time but it is up to the customer to get the needed information and to file.
I need the TAX ID, PROCEDURE CODES, DIAGNOSTIC CODES, etc. for insurance, where do I get this?
TACKL does not have this information, the lab that processed the sample will need to be contacted - the contact information for the lab is on the results report.
Helpful information may also be found here.
How do I make an appointment to be tested?
Appointments can be made in advance online under the “Public Testing Locations” tab and are location specified. All of our testing sites allow walk-ups as well.
How much is testing?
Testing prices vary at each testing site and the prices can be found under the “Public Testing Locations” tab.
How long will it take to get my PCR results back and how are they sent to me?
There is no guarantee with the time it takes to receive test results, although it usually takes up to 3 days after the sample is taken for customers to receive their results. Results are sent via an encrypted email from TACKL to the email address that is provided. If you were tested at the Grand Rapids location your results will be emailed to you by the lab, if you have not received them please contact TACKL.
Does the return time of the PCR results start after I am tested?
No. All samples are sent out at the end of the business day in batches, therefore the turnaround time starts once the sample has been received by the lab.
Do you do testing on Sundays?
Yes, our testing locations and times can be found on the “Public Testing Locations” tab. If you are planning on being tested on a Sunday please consider that your sample will not be received at the lab until the following Monday evening as mail delivery does not run on Sundays.
Is TACKL/the lab performing the tests CLIA registered/certified?
Yes TACKL and our third party labs are CLIA registered and certified.
If you are in need of the CLIA number for any reason it is provided on your results, otherwise we do not give this information out.
What is the youngest age someone can be tested?
All TACKL testing sites only perform testing on children ages 6 and older.
I need my results ASAP, can I pay extra to have my sample/test expedited or put at top priority or can I deliver my sample to the lab myself?
Unfortunately there is no way to expedite testing, we apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
I am traveling out of the country, what test is required for my destination?
It is up to the customer to do this research as every airline and country has different requirements. We recommend you contact the country’s embassy or the airline directly to obtain this information.
Can I pay the combo price for testing but get the tests done on different days?
No, both tests must be done on the same day, no exceptions.
What is the rapid test and what is the brand? Is a rapid test and antigen test the same?
The rapid and antigen tests are the same thing. The antigen test is a lateral flow device and usually takes around 30 minutes to get results back to the customer. The brand of the test is AccessBio CareStart.
Is the PCR test that TACKL uses a RT-PCR test?
I cannot open the email that contains my results, what do I do?
The email is encrypted through Virtu meaning the customer will need to verify themselves before the email is unlocked. You first need to open the protected email and click “verify my email”. This will send another email to you in which you will open it and verify your identity. Once the verification email has been processed, you then go back to the original email, which is now unlocked, and your results are attached as a PDF.
We use Virtu and email encryption to stay compliant with HIPAA regulations and for patient confidentiality.
If you need further assistance please follow click this link.
It’s been 72 hours, where are my PCR results?
Sometimes the email that contains the results will go to your spam or junk email, please check there before contacting TACKL. If you were tested at Grand Rapids the lab is to send results but sometimes there are errors or emails were not provided, in this case contact TACKL and provide us with your name, day of test, and a working email address to send the results to.
My name, date of birth, gender, etc. is wrong on my results, what do I do?
We highly recommend verifying your information with the test collectors and to write legibly and clear as this is the main reason results have incorrect information on them. The lab inputs exactly what is written down on your lab requisition form. Although mistakes do happen, in this case please either contact the lab who ran your sample or TACKL. The changes can take up to an hour to be made and re-sent to you as it requires a scientist to step away from running tests to alter information and re-submit results to TACKL.