COVID-19 Antigen Testing
DOC-AID Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic offers COVID-19 Antigen Testing with in-house processing for fast results. All COVID testing is done curbside from your car. Please note there is an extensive amount of paperwork involved with COVID testing. It is advised that you book your appointment on-line and fill out all paperwork BEFORE you arrive to expedite your visit. We are located at 2438 Monarch Drive Suite A-375 Laredo, TX 78045. We are open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm. For more information please call us, book an appointment online, or simply walk in!
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 cases in our area, we are now performing video consultations curbside, from your car for all Covid visits. Patients will need a mobile device and an email address to access their Patient Portal. Staff is available to assist patients from their car with filling out forms as well as with a portable device if a patient doesn’t have one of their own.
We serve patients locally in Laredo, Hebbronville, Zapata, Carrizo Springs, Cotulla, Eagle Pass, and throughout the state of Texas via our Telehealth option, please call us.
COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING IN-HOUSE PROCESSING
Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection. Antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 are generally less sensitive than real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for detecting the presence of viral nucleic acid. (Source: CDC). Results are usually ready the same day.
What does a positive COVID-19 antigen test result mean?
A positive Antigen test meant that, YES, you most likely have an active infection. Especially if accompanied with symptoms. Please take proper measures, quarantine and await the PCR confirmatory results. This type of assessment requires a medical evaluation by your provider. Talk to your provider for more specific information. Be sure to ask questions if you don’t understand what the results mean and what the test is able to detect.
What does a negative COVID-19 antigen test result mean?
A negative antigen test result means that you probably do NOT have a current infection but will need a viral PCR test to confirm due to the chance of having a false negative
All in-house processed tests are performed in a CLIA laboratory.