BioReference has been providing COVID-19 testing for sports fans since early 2021 when the Buffalo Bills hosted the Wild Card game in January. It was the first time fans had been welcomed in the stadium since the pandemic began, and testing was mandatory in order to attend. Since then, BioReference has provided countless COVID-19 fan screening programs for professional sports teams and leagues across the country, helping to promote the health and safety of the players, staff, and fans.
COVID-19 Test Protocols for Fans
One constant through the pandemic has been change, and as we continue through another COVID-19 impacted sports season, it’s a good time to look into any changes the venue may have implemented before game time. For fans with tickets to any sporting events, it’s important to check on the COVID-19 testing protocols and requirements by visiting venues’ websites for official policies, as these can vary by league and state.
COVID-19 PCR Test – Specimen Collection with Scarlet Health®
Upon confirmation of specific ticket-holder requirements, there is a new way for fans to get tested before a big game. With Scarlet Health, fans can request a COVID-19 RT-PCR test* prior to an event, and get swabbed at home or work. That’s right, a Scarlet Health Professional visits, collects a simple, lower nasal swab for COVID-19, and delivers the sample to BioReference for testing. After testing is completed, fans will be notified of the test results through a secure, HIPAA-compliant patient portal.
If you’re ready to get back to sports this season, request a COVID-19 RT-PCR test and Meet Scarlet today.
*Includes Wheel Health licensed healthcare provider oversight. Please confirm the specific test requirements with your venue or event prior to purchase. High laboratory demand might lead to turnaround time delays. Please note that turnaround time starts upon receipt of the specimen at the laboratory.