NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!
RAPID (30 MINS.) AND PCR (2-3 DAYS) TESTS AVAILABLE
MON-FRI 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
SAT 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Richmond Urgent Care is an urgent care facility that serves Greater Richmond area, including Richmond city, Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Chester and Goochland area.We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm for testing on first come first serve basis.
We provide the following COVID 19 tests:
- Rapid Antigen Testing using Nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs with results in 15-20 minutes
- PCR molecular antigen testing with results in 2-3 days
- Expedited PCR molecular antigen test with results in few hours.
- COVID 19 Antibody test
The EXPEDITED PCR test is suitable for international travel and in any situation where PCR Testing is urgently needed. You can get the result in the same days or in as little as few hours. Since this test is done through a third party, we can only accept Cash or credit card payment for this type of service.
No appointment needed:
WHAT TYPES OF TESTS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are essentially two broad categories of testing:
- Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test). This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. It can be done in a clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital. Turnaround time for results is usually reported within 15 minutes.
- PCR test. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. Turnaround time is longer, generally in the 2-3 day range. At Richmond Urgent Care we managed to arrange for an expedited PCR Covid-19 test with results in as little as a few hours.
WHO SHOULD GET A RAPID TEST?
Patients who have been exposed to a COVID -19 cases may benefit from this test. Rapid tests are considered most accurate in a patient who is having symptoms of COVID-19. While the rapid test can get you results very quickly, the results may not always be accurate.
FALSE NEGATIVE OR FALSE POSITIVE RESULTS
In those who don’t have symptoms, the False negative rate — meaning my test is negative but have the disease — can be high. This can have tremendous consequences as we try to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The false positive rate — meaning I test positive, but I do not really have the disease — is quite low. So, if you test positive from a rapid test it is more likely you do have the disease.
WHAT IF I HAVE A NEGATIVE RAPID TEST BUT STILL HAVE SYMPTOMS?
Current recommendation is to have a confirmation test performed (the PCR test) if you still have symptoms and have had a negative rapid test. This is especially true if you’ve had a high-risk exposure. A high risk exposure is considered more than 15 minutes of contact with a COVID-positive individual in a 24-hour period, and you have been within 6 feet of this individual.
Ways to decrease the spread of Covid-19
- Wear a face mask.
- Social distance – maintain 6 feet distance.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.