The quicker you can get your COVID test results, the more people who will be protected. While some tests take 48 hours or longer to get results, there are some that will let you know in a matter of minutes if you test positive or negative for COVID.
News 25’s Toni Miles takes us to one clinic in D’Iberville that offers rapid antigen COVID testing.
There have been a lot of unknowns since the outbreak of COVID-19, but there have also been a number of developments to help in the fight against this deadly virus. One of them is rapid testing. South Mississippi Urgent Care Owner Jennifer Mayfield said, “As of right now, we have the Sofia Rapid COVID-19 Test, which gives you the results in 15 minutes. It helps cut down the wait time of sending it off and having them wait 24 to 48 hours, sometimes a little longer than that. We can actually get your results back in the same day.”
There’s been a steady flow of patients seeking rapid COVID testing at the South Mississippi Urgent Care in D’Iberville off Sangani Boulevard. The Sofia Quidel Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test is quick and is guaranteed by the manufacturer to be 97 percent accurate, a winning combination for those in school systems or the work force who need quick and dependable results. “You can get back to work quicker if you’re negative. It is 15 minutes and we get you out the door.”
The rapid antigen COVID test is a quick swab and the results are in in 15 minutes. “This is a less invasive test than what we would send off to the lab. If for some reason if someone still needs the lab testing for travel-that’s a big one they still need the PCR testing for travel, we can still send those off to the lab and get it back within two days.”
South Mississippi Urgent Care is open seven days a week.