Testing Information

Baltimore Jewish Community Covid-19 Testing (Rapid, PCR, Antibody & Flu Test)

updated 11/26

Testing is walk-in only, no appointments needed. All tests (including serology/antibody) are available during all testing times.

  • Rapid, pcr & Flu testing

  • rapid pcr

  • antibody testing

  • at-home testing

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All Tests (Rapid, PCR and Serology/Antibody) Offered During all Times
(All rapids are also swabbed for PCR.)

Morning:
Sunday: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Friday: 7:30AM - 11:00AM

Evening:
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00PM - 8:15PM

Saturday Night: 7:30pm - 8:15pm

Location:
STAR-K
122 Slade Ave. Suite 101, Baltimore MD 21208

Testing Instructions

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Please complete the lab form online here.

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A few minutes after you complete the form, you will be emailed the completed lab form. Once you complete the online form, you are registered. No need to bring
any paperwork with you to the testing site.

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A $10/car (not per test) donation is requested to cover incurred costs of operating the testing sites. Payment can be made online here.


Please stay off your cell phones while you are at the testing sites.

Contact Info

If you have a question regarding any of the Covid testing options, please see the FAQ’s below or click here to email your question. Please note, emailing usually guarantees a faster response. If needed, call 443-228-6004 ex. 6.

FAQs

How do I view my PCR results?

You will receive an email when your results are ready. To view your results you can also visit here

Results typically take 24-48 hours. The flu panel results may take longer. If it has been past 48 hours and you have not received your results, please contact: Shimon Lobel or Daria Laver

 

When will I get my RAPID results?

You will be called with your rapid results (positive or negative) within 4-5 hours. If you still did not receive a call after 5 hours, you may call 443-228-6004 or email here.  Note that if you are positive on a rapid, a PCR test will not also be processed. All rapids also get swabbed for PCR. There is no such thing as only getting a rapid.

Can I test out of an exposure or quarantine?

The “gold” question these days. According to CDC guidelines, if you are five days after an exposure, you can then get tested with a PCR (and only PCR) and if it is negative, you can end quarantine after day 7. Some schools or institutions have adopted stricter policies though.

I am not symptomatic, but I need fast results, what can I do?

You can choose our new Rapid PCR test. This is a full PCR test that results in 4-5 hours.

Do you test business employees?

Yes. If you would like your group or business employees tested at your business location, please call us to arrange at 443-228-6004 and use this form: click here.

How long does it take for results to be processed?

Typically, 24-48 hours. If results are needed faster, ask us when you arrive about expediting your test or you can choose a rapid PCR.

What is the difference between antigen and PCR testing?

Whereas antigen tests detect viral proteins in a sample, PCR detects viral RNA which is a more direct and sensitive method of detection leading to higher accuracy of your test. Many COVID-19 screening applications, such as travel, require a RT-PCR test because of its greater accuracy over antigen tests.

Are your tests able to provide documentation of results valid for international travel (to Israel or other countries)?

Yes, both our rapid and regular tests are PCR tests and valid for all travel purposes. Documentation is provided for all test results.