Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?

July 2, 2021

Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?- AFC Urgent Care

They are! If you believe you may have the COVID-19 virus or another type of contagious illness, our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team offers rapid flu, strep and COVID-19 tests that provide accurate results within minutes!

We provide some further helpful information below, so keep reading.

Am I at an Increased Risk of Getting a Contagious Illness Right Now?

According to the CDC, they are seeing “increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] activity in parts of the Southern United States.” What is RSV, you ask?

Well, RSV, as it’s defined by the CDC, is a “common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.” Because more people are unmasked and gathering together more consistently, the RSV risk has been steadily increasing. We’ve listed some common RSV symptoms below.

Common RSV Symptoms

  • Congested or runny nose
  • Dry cough
  • Low-grade fever
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Headache

Should I Get a Rapid Test?

While RSV is one common virus spreading right, other viruses are also on the rise. If you’re experiencing symptoms, have been around someone who is sick or have been in a crowded environment with an increased risk of contagious illness, then you should get a rapid test at our AFC center!

AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga’s COVID-19 tests, flu tests and strep tests are quick, inexpensive, reliable and don’t require an appointment, so don’t wait to get tested! If you believe you have a contagious illness, stay vigilant with the below-mentioned health safety precautions.

Health-Safety Precautions Before Test

  • Stay home except to get tested or for medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or shirt sleeve.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal items with others.

Don’t hesitate to visit our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team today to get your rapid and accurate flu, strep or COVID-19 test!

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