COVID-19 Rapid Testing Appointments
Martin’s Wellness and Compounding Pharmacies are now offering rapid antigen, antibody, and PCR COVID-19 tests! Appointments AND walk-ins are now available every day our pharmacies are open at Lamar Plaza Drug Store and Dripping Springs Pharmacy. Same-day results and testing is completed quickly at our pharmacies.
Get $20 Off Your COVID-19 Antigen Test
Use promo code SUMMER22 when you book your appointment.
Discount is available at all of our locations: 1509 South Lamar Boulevard #550 in Austin, and 100 Commons Road #1 in Dripping Springs, TX.
About the COVID-19 Rapid Tests
We offer three types of COVID-19 tests. Our antigen and PCR tests detect active COVID-19 infections, and our antibody test detects previous COVID-19 infections. All of our tests provide quick and objective results within the hour.
Questions? To reach Lamar Plaza Drug Store, please call (512) 442-6777. To reach Dripping Springs Pharmacy, please call (512) 858-7935. If you are looking for COVID-19 testing for your business, please email [email protected].
Our pharmacies are open 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 2 pm Saturday. We have appointments daily and walk-ins are also welcome! Due to the time-sensitive nature of the tests, we do not take walk-in tests within an hour of our pharmacies closing.
If you are needing a test for travel or for an event, you are welcome to come inside our pharmacy for your test. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you stay curbside at our pharmacy and call us when you have arrived for a test.
Frequently Asked Questions
The tests are $95 for the antigen and antibody tests and $190 for the PCR test. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not pay pharmacies for COVID-19 tests given at the pharmacy. We can provide you with official results when requested that can be used to help submit to insurance companies. Please note that all appointments are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. If booking a test for travel, please verify with your travel destination before booking your test to ensure that the test will be accepted.
We offer three types of tests to test for current and past infections. The rapid antigen test looks for pieces of proteins that make up COVID-19 virus to see if you have an active infection. The antigen test is intended for patients with COVID-19 symptoms and in the early stages of infection, usually within the first 5 days of symptoms. The test can also be helpful if you have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19. While the median incubation period for COVID-19 is 3-5 days, symptoms can appear up to 14 days after exposure. The rapid PCR test is a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) that uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and lateral flow technologies for the qualitative, visual detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal samples. The rapid antibody test looks for antibodies against the COVID-19 virus in the blood to see if you previously had COVID-19.
We currently have the Assure FaStep IgG/IgM Rapid Antibody Test. Our test is a finger prick blood test that looks to see if you have antibodies from a previous infection or from vaccination for the virus that causes COVID-19. It is a qualitative test for the presence or absence of IgG and IgM antibodies.
We currently have the Access Bio CareStart COVID-19 antigen test for Professional Use at Lamar Plaza Drug Store and the PHASE Scientific INDICAID COVID-19 antigen test at Dripping Springs Pharmacy. According to the Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA, CareStart has a positive percent agreement of 87.18% and a negative percent agreement of 100% compared to an FDA EUA RT-PCR molecular comparator assay. INDICAID has a positive percent agreement of 88.9% and a negative percent agreement of 96.8% compared to an FDA EUA molecular comparator assay.
We currently have the Accula SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test. According to the Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA, the Accula test has a positive percent agreement of 100% and a negative percent agreement of 100% in a prospective clinical study where it was compared to an EUA authorized SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay.
We will administer the test to you curbside or in the pharmacy. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms, we ask that you stay curbside at the pharmacy. You're welcome to come inside the pharmacy if needing it for an event or travel. If you'd like your test curbside, please call the pharmacy when you have arrived.
Results are within the hour. You will receive an email from [email protected] with your official results to the email you used to sign up for the test. Please check your spam folder before calling us. If you test positive for your rapid PCR or antigen test, we will also call you as well.
A positive test means that you have an active COVID-19 infection.
A negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. However, it is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19. If you are still concerned that you have COVID-19, please contact your doctor. It could also be too early or too late in the infection to detect the virus.
A positive antibody test means that you were infected with COVID-19 in the past or received the COVID-19 vaccine and your immune system made antibodies to try to fight off the virus. IgM is most useful for determining recent infection as it usually becomes undetectable weeks to months following infection, while IgG may remain detectable for months or years.
A negative antibody test means that no antibodies to the COVID-19 virus were found in your sample. There are a few reasons why negative antibody test results do not indicate with certainty that you do not have or have not had an infection with COVID-19. You could still have a current infection and the antibody test was collected too soon to give a positive result.