2020 Coronavirus Outbreak – COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global health concern.
Can I be tested for a COVID-19 infection at AFC Urgent Care West Chester?
Yes. Screening and testing for COVID-19 is available at AFC Urgent Care West Chester
Call ahead if you suspect you have symptoms of COVID19.
We have COVID-19 infection testing and antibody testing capabilities at our center. We recommend a two-step process for getting tested, with the first step being a telemed virtual visit with one of our Doctors or Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners. During the telemed visit you will be given a specific time convenient for you to come into our center for the actual test. This process allows for better management of the high demand for tests, including minimizing the wait time for patients. Click here to book a telemed visit. For more information, please click here.
Can I walk-in and get a COVID-19 Test?
We ask that patients interested in having a COVID-19 test, to first book a telemed virtual visit with one of our Doctors or Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners. During the telemed visit you will be given a specific time convenient for you to come in to our center for the actual test. This process allows for better management of the high demand for tests, including minimizing the wait time for patients. Click here to book a telemed visit.
Do you offer Rapid COVID-19 testing?
Yes. We now offer the ABBOTT IDNOW molecular diagnostic rapid test which is able to detect active coronavirus infection. This test is highly accurate and usually does not need to be repeated, as some antigen rapid tests may require. Similar to the PCR test, a nasal swab specimen is taken to detect the active virus. The tests are run at our location with results available the day the specimen is collected. Asymptomatic patients may be able to schedule a test without a telemed visit for a self-pay rate of $150. Be advised that some insurances may not cover the rapid test.
While we have planned for an appropriate number of testing supplies of the Abbott IDNow rapid tests, the tests are not guaranteed to be available everyday. If interested in the rapid test, please call our center and register for an appointment. Asymptomatic patients may be able to schedule a test without a telemed visit for a self-pay rate of $150. Be advised that some insurances may not cover the rapid test.
Are you still offering the PCR nasal swab testing?
We continue to offer the PCR nasal swab testing which is also very accurate in detecting COVID-19 active infections. Results are generally available within 48 to 72 hours.
How long does it take for me to receive my test results?
Now molecular rapid tests results are available the day the nasal swab specimens are taken. Antibody tests results generally take 1 to 3 days.
How much is a COVID-19 test?
Currently, most insurances are covering COVID19 testing. Please check with your insurance regarding your latest benefits.
Do I need a referral from my primary care doctor to get a COVID-19 test?
No referral is needed. However, we do require a telemed consultation appointment with one of our doctors or physicians assistants/nurse practitioners prior to testing.
Is AFC Urgent Care West Chester offering COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) blood serology testing, also known as antibody testing?
Yes. The SARS-CoV-2 blood test we are offering is designed to detect IgG antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. This test helps to determine whether your blood has antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. Typically, a positive test result means it is likely you had COVID-19 and that you have developed antibodies to the virus. A negative test result means that the antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found.
The serology test we are offering is run by LabCorp, a large national laboratory, using technology developed by Abbott Laboratories. This test is available from LabCorp under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization.
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