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.
What is the Rapid Test like?
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.
How long will I wait for results?
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.
Can anyone get a Rapid Test?
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.
What does it mean if my Rapid Test is positive?
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.
What does it mean if my Rapid Test is negative?
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.