COVID-19 Testing

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COVID-19 Testing services offered at Pro-Health in Midland, MI

If you develop symptoms like a dry cough, a runny nose, or loss of taste and smell, don’t wait to get a COVID test. A rapid diagnosis can help you determine what steps to take next. At Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland, our urgent care specialists and experienced doctors, offer several types of COVID-19 testing, including antigen tests and polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) tests. To make an appointment in Midland, Michigan, call the office or book online today.

COVID-19 Testing Q & A

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing is a group of laboratory screens that analyze your mucus or saliva for COVID (the novel coronavirus). If your test comes back positive, it’s important to isolate for at least five days. That can reduce the risk of spreading the illness to friends, family members, and co-workers.

At Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland, the providers offer extended hours to nights and weekends. If you need a COVID test, stop into the office today.

Who should undergo COVID-19 testing?

Make a COVID-19 testing appointment at Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland if you experience symptoms like:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose

You should also get tested for COVID if you’ve spent time around someone who receives a positive test result.

What are the types of COVID-19 testing?

Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland offers several types of COVID testing, including:

Rapid antigen tests

A rapid antigen test analyzes a sample of your mucus for specific viral proteins called antigens. If your sample has COVID-19 antigens in it, antibodies bind to them, resulting in a positive test. 

Rapid antigen tests provide results in a few hours, but it’s possible to receive a false negative. If you have symptoms of COVID but your test comes back negative, your provider might recommend a PCR test as well.

Polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) tests

During a PCR test, your Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland provider collects a sample of your saliva or mucus. Then, they send your sample to a lab that analyzes it for genes from the COVID virus.

PCR tests typically take 48 hours to process, but the results are more accurate than rapid antigen tests.

How long does it take to receive the results of my COVID-19 test?

Most people receive the results of their COVID-19 test within 48 hours. If you took a rapid antigen test, you might get them sooner. Make sure to take your test results seriously. If the result comes back positive, follow the CDC’s instructions:

  • Stay home
  • Get rest and drink plenty of fluids
  • Keep in touch with your doctor
  • Avoid public transportation and public settings

If you’re concerned about the risk of COVID, request a COVID-19 testing appointment at Pro-Health Urgent Care of Midland by calling the office or booking online today.