If you develop serious respiratory symptoms like a persistent cough or trouble breathing, don’t wait to request a mobile testing appointment. At Live Urgent Care, Browlyn Marquez, MSN, FNP-C, APN, and the team offer mobile COVID-19 testing with quick turnaround times and accurate results. To schedule an appointment at one of the Princeton, Bellmawr, Somerset, Morris Plains, or Sayreville, New Jersey, offices, call, walk-in during regular business hours, or book online today.
Mobile testing provides a quick and convenient way to determine if you have (or had) the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mobile testing is unique in that you can undergo the screening from the comfort of your residence. Live Urgent Care visits your home or place of work, collects a blood sample, and sends it to a laboratory for further analysis.
Live Urgent Care offers several types of mobile testing, including:
A rapid RT-PCR Test, is a form of molecular testing that provides near-instant results. During this type of mobile testing, your provider uses a long, thin Q-tip to swab the back of your nose and throat. They mix your swab with a special chemical solution that can detect the virus’s genetic material.
COVID-19 antibody testing analyzes your blood for the presence of antibodies, proteins that protect your immune system from harmful pathogens.
During an antibody test, your provider pricks your finger and collects a sample of blood. They mix your blood with a chemical solution that determines if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past. Antibody testing typically takes less than 15 minutes.
Of all the types of COVID-19 tests, molecular screens are the most accurate. During this type of mobile testing, your provider uses a long, thin Q-tip to swab the back of your nose and throat. They send your sample to a laboratory that analyzes it for the presence of viral proteins. It typically takes two or three days to receive the results of a molecular test.
Live Urgent Care recommends you undergo mobile testing if:
Not everyone needs to participate in mobile testing. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Live Urgent Care.
If your mobile test comes back positive, remain at home and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you avoid contact with others for at least 10 days after your first symptoms appear.
To learn more about the benefits of mobile testing, make an appointment at Live Urgent Care. Book online, or call the nearest office today.