Henry Mayo Newhall Urgent Care offers COVID-19 viral and antibody testing. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. An antibody test might not show if you have a current infection because it can take one to three weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies might provide or how long this protection might last. If you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still need take preventive measures to protect yourself and others. Rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing is available with fast turnaround.
Testing includes a telehealth intake and screening visit plus an at-clinic specimen collection. Specimen collection is a nose swab or a blood draw that is transported to and processed by a reference laboratory. Rapid, same day antigen testing and send out PCR testing available. Schedule an appointment online or walk in for testing.