Symptoms that look like a common cold can actually be milder symptoms of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19, you can become a source of infection for the people you come in contact with.
If you want to know your COVID-19 status, you can opt for in-house rapid molecular COVID testing.
What is in-house rapid molecular COVID testing?
The in-house rapid COVID test is a diagnostic test used to detect nucleic acid of the coronavirus in a specific concentration to identify individuals suffering from COVID-19.
Abbott ID NOW’s unique isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology provides molecular results in minutes. This, combined with medical provider expertise and screening, allows clinicians to quickly identify patients with COVID-19
Molecular COVID-19 testing takes about 15 minutes to run. First, a swab is used to get a test sample from a patient’s nose. The Abbott ID NOW machine amplifies any genetic material in the test sample in order to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This molecular testing method is widely being used by trained healthcare professionals to detect coronavirus in both standard and emergency situations.
The purpose of in-house rapid COVID testing is to quickly detect COVID-19 at our clinic. It helps us determine proper treatment options and provide information on how to minimize the possibilities of giving COVID-19 to someone else.
Significance of in-house rapid COVID test with Abbot ID NOW:
The Abbott ID NOW machine for molecular COVID-19 testing has several advantages:
- Conveniently detects COVID during early stages of disease
- Helps to detect virus quickly
- Easy to perform
- Gives result within 15 minutes or less
- Helps ensure best results in managing coronavirus-related respiratory tract infections
In case of urgent medical care assistance, AfterOurs Urgent Care offers immediate telemedicine services, where medical providers are available to offer assistance. Anyone who experiences signs and symptoms requiring urgent medical attention can simply book their appointment with AfterOurs Urgent Care to directly talk to an expert. If your medical issue is not appropriate for telemedicine, we will let you know and refer you to an in-person facility.
When to visit a doctor:
Whenever you notice symptoms of COVID-19 such as sore throat, cough, loss of taste or smell, or fever, you should get tested to rule out infection. This will help guide treatment and reduce the spread of the disease.
In-house rapid molecular COVID testing service is available at AfterOurs Urgent Care.