Urgent Care Omaha clinics offer two types of Rapid Covid-19 testing, including the rapid Sofia SARS Antigen FIA test. This test is a Point of Care (POC) test that can deliver results within 15 minutes.
Rapid Covid-19 Testing in Omaha
The Sofia SARS Antigen FIA is a type of test called an antigen test. This test has been authorized under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that cause Covid-19 (called “antigens”). These proteins can be found in respiratory specimens obtained from nasal swabs. This test is to be performed only using respiratory specimens collected from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 within the first five days of the onset of symptoms.
Positive & Negative Rapid Covid-19 Testing Results
A positive test result indicates that antigens from SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) were detected in the nasal specimen. This is a very specific test and would indicate that the patient is infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. A negative test result for this test means that antigens from SARS-CoV-2 were not present in the specimen above the limit of detection. However, a negative test result does not rule out COVID-19.
If your healthcare provider feels it is appropriate, confirmatory PCR molecular testing may need to performed as well. The PCR test is the most sensitive test for Covid-19, However, it may take 1-2 days to get your results. For more information, please contact any of the three Urgent Care Omaha clinics- Bellevue Urgent Care, Crossroads Urgent Care, or Rockbrook Urgent Care.
Urgent Care Omaha Walk-In Clinics and in Bellevue, NE
Our staff works to provide prompt, personal, and professional care for all of our patients. We strive to provide the attention patients need in as quick a time as possible. Urgent Care Clinics in Omaha & Bellevue, Nebraska has three locations in the Omaha metropolitan area. Our three walk-in clinics are:
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