Pre-Travel PCR Test 1

COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

Joe and Katie spent hours reading through entry requirements for all of the countries that we will be visiting on our adventure. Buried in one of the pages for Uruguay entry requirements is that proof of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test is required no more than a month and no less than 2 weeks prior to entry. The last day to test positive and be allowed into Uruguay for our trip is December 28, 2021.

Today was our first RT-PCR test for travel. We are incredibly fortunate to live in a bio-technology corridor including an industrial park near home. CTR is a toxicology lab that since the COVID-19 pandemic began has been providing extra testing capacity. We made an appointment about two weeks ago for today at 11am. We are also already scheduled for January 10th at 11am for our entry into Argentina required testing.

Mac was amazing and stayed still throughout the entire process. The sample collection tech was amazing and while the adults stood for our tests, encouraged her to remain seated and watch her video during the collection.

At 5:45pm this evening Katie received all three testing results. The lab we used has been specializing in COVID-19 testing for travel and ensured that our emailed reports included all necessary information for foreign travel including our US Passport Numbers. We each received a SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected test result!

We have officially entered a self imposed pre-travel isolation, increased mask usage to KN-95’s and curbside pickup or delivery only for the next 15 days. We will return to CTR on January 10th for our Pre-Travel PCR Test 2.

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