FDA-Approved COVID-19 Testing at Healthonomic Primary Care
Healthonomic is proud to provide essential medical services, especially during these trying times. For this reason, the professionals at Healthonomic are working to the best of their ability to provide patients with the testing and treatment they need in efforts to fight COVID-19. Our clinic is equipped with the means of tools and testing necessary to conduct treatment plans for our patients who do test positive for COVID-19.
What Is Rapid Testing?
Rapid testing has been encouraged in order to further halt the spread of the coronavirus. With rapid testing, medical professionals can provide patients with results within the same day of testing, as opposed to two weeks. Rapid testing is designed to provide results within three hours, possibly less than an hour, but the distribution of these test kits has been limited and minimal. Rapid diagnostic tests are slowly becoming more and more authorized.
What is Antibody Testing?
The FDA highly recommends medical professionals to utilize antibody (serological) testing with the intent to detect antibodies to COVID-19 and to identify individuals who have possibly been exposed to the virus. In addition to rapid diagnostic testing, antibody testing is also limited and should be used sparingly. These tests are primarily to be used if someone was or is at high risk of contracting or spreading the virus.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Our clinic is taking all precautions when assisting and attending to patients. We are actively practicing social distancing within our clinic that way the risk of spread is decreased. You contact our clinic to learn more about making an appointment and how you will be helped. Patients are highly recommended to wear protective clothing to prevent exposure and spread.
How Long Will it Take to Get Results?
It takes approximately twenty-four hours for your test to be sent to a lab and processed. Results are not expected to get back to you until two days later, often two weeks after. Modified tests such as rapid diagnostic testing and antibody testing are designed to provide results even faster. The CDC states that you should only have testing done if you are experiencing symptoms.
If You Have Any Questions or Concerns, Give us a Call
With the confusion surrounding COVID-19, we want to be your source of clarity and medical professional support. If you are in need of any other information regarding testing, symptoms, and diagnosing COVID-19, don’t hesitate to contact us today.