COVID-19 Rapid Result Testing Available at Piedmont Urgent Care

Piedmont Urgent Care is providing rapid result COVID-19 testing that provides results within 15 minutes.

Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care, a branch of Piedmont Family Practice announce that Piedmont Urgent Care is utilizing the new Point of Care Quidel Rapid COVID-19 test (immunofluorescent assay to detect nucleocapsid protein from the SARS- CoV 2 virus) with a 15 minute turnaround time.

Dr. Steven von Elten explains why this new testing is beneficial to individuals and companies. “If someone suspects that they may have COVID-19, even if they don’t show symptoms, the Rapid Result Test will provide results within 15 minutes.  This test does have good sensitivity and specificity.

Instead of waiting multiple days to receive the results, a patient can leave the parking lot with results in hand and quickly notify anyone the patient may have come into contact with.  This testing is also very beneficial to companies.  If a person in their office has tested positive, everyone within that office can be tested and find out if they are negative or positive quickly.”

While Rapid Result COVID-19 Testing is beneficial to individuals and businesses for those that may suspect they have contracted the virus, Dr. von Elten recommends to continue practicing social distancing and wearing a mask when in public buildings to prevent the spread of the virus.

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About Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care
At Piedmont Family Practice, we offer preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for a wide array of acute and chronic problems for newborns, children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Our providers have provided our community with over 35 years of experience, expertise and Board Certifications in:  Family Medicine, Internal, Pediatrics, Emergency and Geriatrics Medicine, Chronic Pain Management and Lipidology, as well as added certifications in; Sports Medicine, Endoscopy and Women’s Health.  With a wide array of specialties, our providers work collectively together as a team to provide you the most optimal care.  In addition, two of our providers are bilingual in Spanish.

Piedmont Urgent Care is a branch of Piedmont Family Practice and has been providing care every day from 8AM – 8PM.

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