COVID-19 Testing for Residents & Visitors in Southington, CT
It can be unsettling to start experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, such as having a fever, chills, a cough, body aches, shortness of breath, or a new loss of taste and/or smell. It makes sense that you want to be tested as soon as possible to make sure you don’t have the virus. Thankfully, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here for you. At our facility in Southington, Connecticut, we offer COVID-19 testing every day of the week and you don’t even need to make an appointment. You can turn to us for:
Rapid Antigen Testing
Our rapid tests deliver results within 15 minutes, ensuring you can have the answers you need quickly. It involves a nasopharyngeal swab to collect nose and throat secretions that will be examined for protein fragments specific to the coronavirus. Rapid tests generally deliver accurate results when someone is at the peak stage of their infection.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing
Considered the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing, PCR tests are typically more accurate than rapid tests. That’s because they use a polymerase chain reaction to identify the viral genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. They can detect this material during the acute illness and shortly afterward. The results of a PCR test are available within one to three days.
Wondering if you recently had a case of COVID-19? We can conduct antibody testing that detects if certain proteins (IgM and IgG) are present in your body. Because these proteins are produced by the immune system as a response to a COVID-19 infection, having them can indicate you had a past case of the virus.
Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Southington if you need prompt COVID-19 testing. You can schedule a Virtual Visit to have your symptoms evaluated by one of our medical practitioners beforehand, and if they believe you should get tested, your test will be prioritized when you arrive.