NOTE: For send out tests - the Lab has advised that the COVID – 19 test results will be received within 24-48 hours (this may change without notice based on how busy the lab gets) after the swab tests are done.
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RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING is now here! Results available in as early as 60 minutes.
PCR TESTING is now available. Book a visit to get started! Covered by most insurances.
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST Detects prior infection, must be symptom-free currently. (Covered by most insurances)
Note: For send-out tests – the Lab has advised that the COVID-19 test results will be received within 48-72 hours (this may change without notice based on how busy the lab gets) after the swab tests are done. Our staff will call you with the test result when we receive it from the lab.
Yes, AFC Urgent Care Narberth has COVID-19 Tests and Antibody tests available at our clinic. Please start by making an appointment here.
No, all COVID-19 related tests must be by appointment only.
Yes we do offer Rapid COVID-19 Testing. We expect same day results from rapid testing, although delays are still possible. Please start by booking an appointment here.
The Lab processes our COVID-19 Tests, and the rate they return results to us can change daily. When you receive your testing, our provider will do their best to give you an estimation on when to expect results. However, we can make no guarantees at this time of when exactly your results will return.
You do not need a referral for COVID-19 testing at this time. You must, however, begin the process with a Telemed Appointment with one of our providers.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are asymptomatic but have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please call the office at (484) 270-8600 before coming to our center!
Our great neighbors in Narberth may have some other questions about COVID-19 / coronavirus. We’ve put together a list of common questions and answers. This page is not updated in real-time, but we try our best to keep it current. For the latest information, please visit: CDC Website
You can be tested for a COVID-19 infection at our urgent care center in Narberth, PA. You can receive an antibody test as well.
This coronavirus shares many symptoms of the flu, a common cold, or a regular upper respiratory infection. According to the CDC, current COVID-19 symptoms include:
Seek immediate medical care the following symptoms develop:
This coronavirus, however, can develop severe complications, including:
While it isn’t known for sure how long symptoms take to appear, provider agree they generally appear within two to fourteen days after exposure. Some information indicates that some infected might not even show any signs, but still may be contagious.
While community infections are becoming more common, there are still quite a few other things out there that could be causing your symptoms. These illnesses include flu and upper respiratory infections. Your illness may not be related to COVID-19 at all. The main symptoms we see in many cases include:
If you display the symptoms above, do not visit AFC Urgent Care Narberth without first calling. Speak with our staff about your symptoms, concerns, and if you are at risk for COVID-19. Please call so we can provide guidance.
The guidelines for preventing the flu can be used to protect you from the COVID-19. These guidelines are:
For additional protection
Yes! An antibody test is available at our urgent care center.
Serology testing is not intended as a diagnostic test for patients who are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Serology testing should be used only for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and have been confirmed by a provider to have recovered. It may also be used in instances when an individual thinks they might have had COVID-19 in the past and needs confirmation. In either case, the serology test is only for people who are well and/or recovered.
Serology testing should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis nor assurance of immunity. There have been cases where a person is known to have antibodies and becomes re-infected. Viruses can mutate; COVID virus is a common cold virus, so it is possible to become sick again even if you are tested and have antibodies.
Early published literature suggests that an antibody response may be detected in about 30% of patients 4 days after onset of symptoms, in 75% of patients by 8-10 days. The longer you wait after your illness, the more likely you will be to have the antibodies tested by the IgG test we are currently offering.
The most likely use of this test is to investigate:
There are antibody tests that can identify an active virus. We are currently not testing for those antibodies. We are testing for long term antibodies, IgG, which is why you need to wait until after you are asymptomatic to get this test. Furthermore, antibody testing results should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude COVID-19 infection or to inform infection status.
A positive serologic result indicates that an individual has likely produced an immune response to the COVID-19 virus. A negative serologic result suggests that an individual has not developed detectable antibodies at the time of testing.
While contingent on various factors, a negative result could be due to testing too early in the course of infection, the absence of exposure to the virus, or the lack of an adequate immune response, which can be due to conditions or treatments that suppress immune function. Confirmation of infection with COVID-19 must be made through a combination of clinical evaluation and other applicable tests.
Yes, plasma treatment from those with COVID-19 antibodies has proven effective in the fight against this pandemic. You can help by donating plasma to help treat those currently suffering from COVID-19.
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We offer a rapid test because they provide highly reliable results on the spot; however, they do produce more false negatives than the RT-PCR COVID-19 Test. Doing both tests is our way of ensuring that you get the most accurate results possible without having to put your life on hold.
We're able to get many patients in and out in a matter of minutes, but the length of time you'll spend in our clinic will depend on wait times that day.
That will ultimately depend on your insurance coverage. Presently, many people with insurance are able to get tested at no charge. If you’re uninsured, AFC’s cash pay prices are highly competitive – contact us for the details.