COVID-19 Testing Services Provided in Chestnut Hill, MA
Simple and straightforward COVID-19 testing services are available at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. If you believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we encourage you to visit our fully equipped urgent care center to find the answers you need. Just walk in at a time that works for your busy schedule, or book an appointment online to streamline your visit with us. (Reserving an appointment online also allows us to give you a text when you’re ready to be seen, so you can wait comfortably in your car, if you prefer.)
What Is the Difference Between Rapid Antigen and PCR COVID-19 Testing?
Rapid antigen and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests screen for the same virus in different ways. Rapid antigen testing works by detecting proteins related to SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19—while PCR testing screens for the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2. Both tests require a brief nasal swab.
How Will I Receive My Results?
Patients who elect rapid antigen COVID-19 testing receive same-day results. For those who receive a PCR test (the “gold standard” of COVID-19 diagnostics), results are available in one to three days. We’ll promptly email you if your results are negative or give you a call with further care instructions if you test positive.
What Can I Expect?
COVID-19 testing services at PhysicianOne Urgent Care include an evaluation from one of our experienced medical practitioners, who can answer any questions you may have about testing, treatment, and ways to protect those around you. As our patient, you can feel confident knowing that you’ll always have somewhere to turn for expert guidance and care. Visit us in Chestnut Hill today!