Receive Prompt COVID-19 Testing in Hamden, CT
Do you need a COVID-19 test? Nowadays, receiving a test is as easy as stopping by PhysicianOne Urgent Care! Our facility in Hamden, Connecticut, is open seven days per week with extended evening hours, and we offer prompt COVID-19 testing for patients of all ages. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been exposed to the virus and want to ensure you’re not contagious, we’re here to help.
Types of COVID-19 Tests
There are three types of COVID-19 tests: two that can confirm if you have an active strain of the COVID-19 virus and one that can confirm if you were previously infected with it:
- PCR tests – PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are considered the most accurate and reliable. They detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s specific genetic material. Generally, PCR test results are returned within 24 hours, but they can take longer during peak periods.
- Rapid tests – A rapid antigen test is less accurate than a PCR test, but can deliver conclusive results in patients who are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. And results can be ready much more quickly, sometimes within 15 minutes. This test determines if there are protein fragments specific to coronavirus.
- Antibody tests – Antibody tests detect if IgM and IgG antibodies are present in the body’s immune system, which could indicate that the patient had a previous COVID-19 infection.
Schedule a Virtual Visit
You can stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Hamden whenever you’d like to receive COVID-19 testing, or you can schedule a Virtual Visit to have your symptoms evaluated by a medical professional beforehand. Then, if he or she believes you should be tested, your in-center test will be prioritized when you arrive. Click here to schedule a Virtual Visit with our team today!