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COVID-19 Testing

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Cali Quick Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Laguna Niguel, CA

Cali Quick Urgent Care offers CLIA waived certified lab COVID testing with an in-house laboratory producing accurate results in as little as 25 minutes for Antigen, PCR and NAAT COVID tests. Rapid COVID test results are convenient for both medical and travel COVID-19 testing purposes. Make an appointment online, call, or walk-in today. Almost all health insurance plans accepted with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient at time of visit for COVID testing and no referal is ever needed for COVID testing at Cali Quick Urgent Care. 

COVID Testing Q & A

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing is an outpatient screening procedure that determines if you’re infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus). 

If you or a loved one is exposed to the virus or you develop mild symptoms like a fever or dry cough, call the team at Cali Quick Urgent Care right away. By receiving an official diagnosis, you can take steps to feel better while protecting your loved ones and the community.

Who should get COVID-19 testing?

Walk-in or schedule a COVID-19 test at Cali Quick Urgent Care if you need a COVID test for travel, work, an event or experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Chills
  • Loss of taste or smell

What should I do if I’m exposed to COVID-19?

If you’re exposed to COVID-19, call the team at Cali Quick Urgent Care and explain your symptoms.

Cali Quick Urgent Care is able to provide same-day testing.

What does COVID-19 testing involve?

Cali Quick Urgent Care offers COVID laboratory testing that provides results in as little as 25 minutes. Specifically, they use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) diagnostic testing which analyzes samples of mucus or saliva for the presence of viral proteins. NAATs for SARS-CoV-2 specifically identify the RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences that comprise the genetic material of the virus.

The NAAT procedure works by first amplifying – or making many copies of – the virus’s genetic material that is present in a person’s specimen. Amplifying or increasing the copies of nucleic acids enables NAATs to detect very small amounts of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a specimen. NAAT testing can reliably detect small amounts of SARS-CoV-2 and are unlikely to return a false-negative result of SARS-CoV-2. Rapid Antigen COVID testing is also available. 

What if my test comes back positive?

If the results of your COVID-19 test come back positive, stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms that resolve with at-home treatments like rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over-the-counter medication.

If you live with roommates or family members, try to avoid direct contact. Stay in a specific room and let any friends or loved ones know they may have been exposed. 

If your symptoms worsen and you experience shortness of breath or a high fever, visit Cali Quick Urgent Care immediately. The doctors at Cali Quick Urgent Care stay up to date on the most effective treatment options for COVID-19.

To request COVID testing for yourself or a member of your family, contact the team at Cali Quick Urgent Care. Schedule online, walk-in, or call the office today. No referral is ever needed.