Austin-based Tarrytown Pharmacy will launch a Lake Travis-based COVID-19 testing site Nov. 9. Lake Travis Rapid COVID-19 Testing will offer same-day curbside tests at 14360 Falconhead Blvd., Ste. 110, Bee Cave. Testing will be available for both COVID-19 antigen and antibody tests, which, according to Rannon Ching, pharmacist-in-charge, can detect whether a patient is infected with COVID-19 or if a patient has evidence of antibodies from a past infection, respectively.

Lake Travis Rapid COVID-19 Testing will operate through a curbside model where patients can self-administer the test from their vehicle. The sample will be collected through a “less invasive” nasal swab, according to Ching, who said this collection method has the same accuracy as the nasopharyngeal collection, which involves swabbing higher in the nasal cavity. Appointments are required and can made me made through