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COVID-19 is a virus that has quickly made its way worldwide, with millions of cases across the United States and several hundred thousand in New Jersey throughout 2020 and 2021. The virus was initially detected in late 2019 and affects the upper respiratory system.
AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is able to perform Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing on patients seven days a week. However, it is important to understand how rapid tests differ from standard COVID-19 tests:
AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is now offering Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing to provide patients who have recently exhibited symptoms of the novel coronavirus and are in need of an accurate diagnosis.
Our urgent care center is offering the rapid antigen test, which takes moments to perform and detects the active virus in mere minutes. Swab testing is the most effective way to get an accurate diagnosis.
AFC Urgent Care Short Hills performs COVID-19 testing by appointment seven days a week. Please call us if you have any questions:
Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is performed by taking a sample via a gentle swab of the lower nasal cavity. The process takes only a few moments and is pain-free to the patient. The swab is then taken to our lab where it is processed and analyzed, with results returned to the patient in 1-3 days depending on current capacity of the lab and the number of tests ordered that day.
The staff members administering the test will be in full PPE, including gowns, gloves, face shields and masks for both yours and their protection. Please wear a mask when visiting our center for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
Q. What is a Rapid COVID-19 Test?
A. A Rapid PCR test is a nasal swab used to detect an active strain of the COVID-19 virus. Patients that are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive should receive a rapid COVID test.
Q. How does Rapid COVID Testing work?
A. A test works by swabbing the inside of a patient’s nose, and detecting whether or not they have an active case of the virus. Your test is then sent to and analyzed in our lab. Rapid test results are typically found within fifteen minutes of the test.
Q. What should I do if I have a positive result?
A. You should stay home and avoid contact with others. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the quarantine process and get enough rest. Monitor your symptoms to make sure you are getting better and stay in touch with your doctor. It is recommended to quarantine for at least 10 days after symptoms start.
Q. What should I do if I have a negative test?
A. Receiving a negative tests means your body did not show active signs of the virus at the time. If you start experiencing symptoms, get tested again. If not, continue following governmental guidelines, wash your hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between others, and wear a mask when in public.
Q. Is rapid testing covered by insurance?
A. Whether or not you are covered for rapid tests will depend on your current insurance plan. Some insurance plans do not cover rapid testing. Please refer to our list of current, accepted insurance plans and determine whether your policy covers rapid tests.
Q. Is Rapid Testing available during the day near me?
A. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills offers rapid COVID-19 testing during normal hours: 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends. Just visit our website to get started.
Q. Where can I get a rapid COVID test near Short Hills, Summit, or Millburn, NJ?
A. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills offers rapid COVID-19 testing for all patients near Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, and Millburn, NJ! All these towns are just a few minutes away from our urgent care center and COVID-19 testing facility. Just book online today to get started!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.