Alliance Xpress Urgent Care is now offering Rapid Tests for COVID-19, with results available in 15 minutes! These tests are available in both our Dublin, Virginia and Covington, Virginia locations, with walk-in appointments accepted.
Learn more about what to expect when you visit Alliance Xpress Urgent Care for a rapid COVID-19 test.
After providing an evaluation, one of our providers will use a nasal swab inside your nose to retrieve a sample to test for COVID-19. This process shouldn’t be painful, but may be uncomfortable.
Results from a Rapid Test will be available within 15 minutes!
A lab test (or molecular test) requires a nasal swab, and detects genetic material from the virus. This type of test requires analysis in a laboratory, and offers results in a few days.
A Rapid Test (or antigen test) requires a nasal swab, and detects proteins from the virus. Results are available in minutes.
Our healthcare providers will determine which test is right for you after providing an assessment. The Rapid Test is designed for screening of COVID-19 infection in symptomatic patients, while the lab test is more accurate for screening patients who are not showing symptoms.
A positive test means you very likely are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your healthcare provider will share information for isolating and monitoring your health.
A negative Rapid Test result does not rule out COVID-19 infection, as this type of test is not as sensitive as a traditional lab test. A negative result indicates that antigens were not present on the nasal swab when tested. With a Rapid Test a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection.
If you receive a negative test result, your healthcare provider will discuss next steps with you, which may include additional testing or isolation.