AFC Urgent Care Arlington provides COVID-19 Testing to help fight the global pandemic.
RAPID COVID TESTING
WALK-IN COVID TESTING
AFC Urgent Care Watertown provides COVID-19 Rapid Swab Testing (Antigen and Molecular). Send out PCR Testing to assess for active virus infection. Register for COVID-19 testing with our clinic today to get started. Register Online for COVID Testing at AFC Urgent Care Arlington here.
We also perform Antibody Testing for patients to determine if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous global health crises in 2020, which is now flagged as a major public health concern in the United States. For patients, it is imperative to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local healthcare officials.
AFC Urgent Care Arlington is here to provide you with the best sources of information from leading healthcare agencies, and frequent major media updates. Misinformation from unverified social media sources can cause patients to panic or participate in ineffective prevention methods. Use the following modules and links to learn more!
Important Update: We are offering COVID-19 testing for patients. There are multiple
options. Rapid tests, Send out PCR tests and Antibody tests. Our provider team can collect samples and send to our third-party reference lab for testing for send out PCR testing or Antibody testing if deemed necessary by our providers. You may also be tested for influenza at the same time. The current test results for sent out PCR turnaround time is 5-10 days. Rapid tests can be resulted the same day in 2 hours but paper documentation is usually ready in 4 hours.
The current CDC guidelines for testing can be found here, which are helpful for evaluating your risk of COVID-19.
However, patients that don’t meet the clinical guidelines as a likely match for COVID-19 can still be tested for seasonal illnesses. The common cold and flu have similar symptoms to COVID-19: Sneezing, coughing, and fever.
Rapid COVID-19 Testing
Right now, it is $229 for the rapid antigen test and flu tests, which is now a combination test, with results within 2 hours
AFC Urgent Care Arlington can provide rapid swab testing and diagnostic testing to help patients detect an active virus infection. Book an appointment with our clinic today to get started.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
AFC Urgent Care Arlington provides COVID-19 Antibody Testing for patients to determine if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
COVID-19 Resources and Updates:
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Coronavirus:
Coronavirus is a type of virus that impacts a patient’s upper respiratory system. Public health officials and the Centers for disease control name the strain detected in Wuhan, China as “2019-nCoV.” According to the CDC, coronaviruses are “a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with 2019-nCoV.”
A coronavirus is a special virus that spreads within a certain species of animal, which can cause significant respiratory trouble and incredibly harmful results within the same species. nCoV-2019 is an especially rare case of a coronavirus spreading from a foreign animal species to humans.
Symptoms of the coronavirus begin as any onset acute illness with coughing, sneezing, sinus pain, and congestion. However, patients with the virus soon develop extreme difficulty breathing and fatal respiratory symptoms.