[TOMS RIVER, NJ] — The Ocean County YMCA will offer COVID-19 testing to the community starting April 16. The Y will be hosting SV Diagnostics to offer a new type of PCR testing called QuickSal, a non-invasive oral rinse collection method for the detection of the COVID-19 virus. QuickSal and nasal PCR testing will both offered at the Y.
“We are excited to bring QuickSal testing for COVID-19 to the Ocean County YMCA in an effort to support the growing needs of our community,” said Peter T. Rosario, President & CEO of the Ocean County YMCA. “This testing takes less than three minutes to perform and makes it easier for those who struggle with traditional nasal swabs.”
The new QuickSal technology allows patients to swish and gargle a small amount of solution in their mouths before spitting it into a collection tube.
This method is also known to stabilize the collected specimen in ways that have been unable to be achieved through prior saliva collection methods.
Drive-through testing is available via the back parking lot of the Ocean County YMCA located at 1088 West Whitty Road in Toms River.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Results will be returned within 48 hours.
The testing is open to anyone and will be covered by health insurance carriers or the federal government; patients must only supply their insurance information or social security number.
To pre-register with SV Diagnostics, please call 732-487-3734.
To learn more about Ocean County YMCA, visit ocymca.org.
About SV Diagnostic Lab
SV Diagnostic Lab is a subsidiary of Clinical Lab Consulting. To learn more, visit svdiagnosticlab.com.
About the Ocean County YMCA
At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves.
We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, and to give back. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.
The Ocean County YMCA in Toms River features the following onsite amenities: 6,800 sq. ft. functional wellness arena, cardiovascular center, 12 lane competitive size pool with access to adult and family locker rooms, and child watch room.
To learn more, visit ocymca.org.