COVID-19 RAPID TEST NEAR ME
COVID-19 Rapid Testing in San Antonio
As the COVID-19 crisis continues in our local San Antonio communities, we — here at Quality Urgent Care — understand the need for COVID-19 testing that is faster and more readily available.
To meet this need, we are now offering COVID-19 rapid testing in San Antonio, these tests can provide results within 15 minutes from performing a simple nasal swab. Help slow the spread of the virus in our communities by doing a rapid COVID-19 antigen test at any of our clinics.
We want to ensure you and your families are as informed as possible when it comes to COVID-19 rapid test near me. Please review this page to learn more about the COVID-19 Antigen test we offer.
About The COVID-19 Rapid Test
Because COVID-19 is a new virus, testing procedures and methods have been struggling to keep up as the crisis continues to quickly develop across the country. While many are familiar with the standard COVID-19 tests, rapid testing has not been readily available until recently.
The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for a rapid test called the Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA from Quidel. As soon as this news broke, Quality Urgent Care began the process of offering these tests to patients at all 5 of our urgent care locations in San Antonio, TX. These tests are also available for local businesses, and we can provide rapid testing for your entire staff on-site.
Unlike the standard test, which can take days to produce results, the rapid test can analyze nasal swab samples and provide results in just 15 minutes. This allows us to test more patients who suspect they may have COVID-19 in a shorter amount of time.
WHERE CAN I GET THE COVID RAPID TEST NEAR ME?
Quality Urgent Care has been offering swab test (nasal) coronavirus testing in San Antonio for months as part of our ongoing efforts to slow COVID-19. With that being said, we want to stay on the forefront of COVID-19 testing to ensure as many people as possible can be tested in a short amount of time.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests are available 7 days a week in 5 locations throughout San Antonio: 281 N/Redland Road, Schertz, Potranco (1604 N), Pleasanton, and Palo Alto Road (I-35 South).
Frequently Asked Questions
- 72 hours has passed and you have not had a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
- Other symptoms including cough and shortness of breath have improved
- It has been 7 days since the start of your symptoms
Anyone that would like to get a test can get a rapid test at Quality Urgent Care. All you need is an appointment. Will check if your insurance plan covers the test at the time of the visit, if it’s not covered we also have affordable out of pocket pricing.
No rapid COVID-19 test has been approved or cleared by the FDA. However, the FDA has made the Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA from Quidel available for emergency use authorization (or EUA), which means it can be used in specific circumstances to test individuals who suspect they may have COVID-19.
A negative test result means that proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (!1 negative)in some people with COVID-19. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. If your test result is negative, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you. It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.
- Possible discomfort (among other complications) which might occur during the collection of your nasal swab sample.
- Potentially incorrect (!1-negative or !1-positive) test results
- Receiving test results in a short amount of time which allows more patients to be tested.
- Results can help prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19 to family members or others in your community.
- Results can also aid your healthcare provider in making informed decisions when it comes to your care.