If your answer is YES to any of these questions, it may be time to get the COVID-19 evaluation completed.
What are the three types of COVID-19 tests we conduct at 1StopClinic?
Rapid antigen tests are easily performed at our ER with a nasal swab. The test detects a viral protein in an actively infected person. The manufacturer published data that states that the test is 100% specific (Meaning: if it is positive it is 100% accurate), and that it is 80% sensitive (meaning: if it is negative, it is 80% accurate).
Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and usually provide Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection.
PCR tests are performed with a nasal or oral swab. The test detects the viral genetic material (RNA). It is considered very accurate but takes more time. If you have symptoms, and other tests are not showing it, then you may need to consider a PCR test.
We currently offer two ways for individuals to be tested to determine if they are infected with the coronavirus.
If you feel like you are infected with the coronavirus, you should call your doctor or other healthcare provider and they may order a test.