AFC Urgent Care Louisville is now performing Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 diagnostic swab tests seven days a week with same-day results. The ID NOW Test is a molecular test that can provide results within the same DAY, unlike the standard PCR test. The rapid test is available under emergency use authorization from the FDA. Rapid diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is available to patients seven days a week in Louisville, Boulder, Superior and the surrounding areas. If you have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wait between 5-7 days for testing in order to capture a more accurate result. Rapid testing is offered by appointment only. Standard PCR testing is performed for walk-in patients.
What can I do to prepare for the COVID-19 rapid test?
Make sure you are wearing a mask or protective face covering when visiting AFC Urgent Care Louisville, only lowering it when asked to collect the swab sample.
How does the rapid test detect COVID-19?
The rapid test is a more efficient way to detect an active case of COVID-19. While standard PCR testing has a turnaround time of 1-3 days for results, rapid testing results come back the same day. After the swab is performed and the sample is taken, it is brought to a specialized machine that will combine the sample with a mix of chemicals that will be able to detect the presence of the active COVID-19 virus. Results will be printed and returned to patients via phone call or email the same day as testing.
Benefits of rapid testing
The rapid test will be able to detect the virus and allow us to provide results to patients the same day they are tested, allowing patients to adjust their behavior accordingly. If your test comes back with a positive result, be prepared to remain in self-isolation for at least 10 days, with at least three days symptom-free. You should also make sure to inform anyone you have come into contact with in recent days that they should get tested. If your result comes back negative, continue following local health and safety guidelines including continued practice of social distancing, washing your hands frequently and wearing a mask or protective face covering in public areas.
Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Swab Testing in Louisville, Boulder & Superior, CO
Schedule an appointment for COVID-19 rapid testing at AFC Urgent Care Louisville seven days a week. Accepted insurance carriers for rapid testing include Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Kaiser, Bright Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield. For self-pay patients, the test is $199. Our center is open extended evening and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule. For more information about the Abbott ID NOW rapid test, please call 720-961-9700.