Using a special nasal swab, a clinician is able to collect a sample of fluid or mucus from your throat or nose. We then can test your sample utilizing the BioFire® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel to obtain results quickly in comparison to other testing methods.
What is Rapid PCR Testing?
“Our PCR testing provides a good indication of who is infected,” said Dr. Miryala, medical director of Community Health First Emergency Care. “Individuals who test positive can be isolated and inform persons they’ve been in contact with, so they can self-isolate as well. These two components – testing and contract tracing, are essential in getting this virus under control.“
Could It Be Something Else? Common ailments mirror the symptoms of COVID-19, and in mild or moderate forms of the virus, it may be difficult to distinguish between it and a common cold, for example. Our utilization of the BioFire® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel not only detects the coronavirus but can also determine if a person’s symptoms are being caused by another respiratory issue in as little as 45 minutes.
If you are experiencing symptoms, simply call us at (346) 954-6007 and get screened. We are open 24/7. All patients will receive a prompt evaluation by our clinical team and our physician will decide which tests and treatments are appropriate. You will be treated in a comfortable, concierge, and friendly atmosphere.