COVID-19 Testing Newport  Beach

GET TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS WITHIN MINUTES

Same Day PCR Covid Test Orange County

The Standard (PCR) viral test uses a nasal/throat swab to detect a current infection of COVID-19 in your body. This test may be required before certain surgeries, returning to work, discontinuing self-isolation, and even traveling to certain countries. The clinics will use what is currently the most common diagnostic procedure, known as polymerase chain-reaction testing, or PCR. The PCR process involves using a cotton swab to collect samples from the nose or throat, which are then examined for gene markers specific to the coronavirus. The PCR process looks for potentially active cases; it is not a blood test and does not check for the antibodies that indicate a person has had coronavirus and recovered. The Rapid (Antigen) viral test uses a nasal/throat swab to detect a current infection of COVID-19 in your body. Best used at least 48 hours after exposure, this test can help you determine if you need any further testing before returning to work, or if you should self-isolate.

NEWPORT CENTER URGENT CARE ARE OFFERING TWO TYPES OF TESTS AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19 SCREENING:

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

All nasal swabs performed by a licensed Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner. COVID-19 diagnostic testing is done to find out if you’re currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

15 Minute Rapid Antigen (NASAL SWAB)

Facts about the Rapid Antigen Swab Test: 

• Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA — from Quidel • Emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA  • Tests for Active Antigens from SARS-CoV-2

COST:

Test not billed to insurance – Cost is $150.00 per test + office visit (billed to insurance). No insurance total cost is $225.00.

PROCESSING TIME:

Rapid swabs are same day results. You will receive a call the same day you are tested.

HOW CAN I BE TESTED?

Active Symptoms or Known Exposure – Telemedicine Appointments Only. Please call 949.760.8300.
COVID-19 SWABS DONE IN YOUR CAR BY APPOINTMENT.

NO ACTIVE SYMPTOMS

Walk in for testing and no appointment needed. COVID-19 SWABS DONE IN YOUR CAR. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

PCR (Nasal Swab)

COST:

Test and office visit billed to insurance. If you do not have insurance the cash price for the test and office visit is $150.00.

PROCESSING TIME:

Once a diagnostic swab is performed it is sent to an outside lab that typically takes 3-5 days to process to get results. Result times may vary based on volume.

HOW CAN I BE TESTED?

Active Symptoms or Known Exposure – Telemedicine Appointments Only. Please call 949.760.8300.
COVID-19 SWABS DONE IN YOUR CAR BY APPOINTMENT.

NO ACTIVE SYMPTOMS

Walk in for testing and no appointment needed. COVID-19 SWABS DONE IN YOUR CAR. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

ANTIBODY TESTING

Rapid Antibody Ig/G and Ig/M (Blood Draw)

Antibody Ig/G and Ig/M (Blood Draw):  COVID-19 (coronavirus) antibody testing is a qualitative detection of antibodies to SARS CoV-2, to help identify individuals who have been exposed to the virus.  The Antibody test is recommended for individuals at least 14 days after the onset of symptoms, or if you have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19. 

COST:

Test is billed to insurance. If you do not have insurance the cost is $150.00 per test + office visit.

PROCESSING TIME:

Patient is given a lab order for blood draw and required to have a negative COVID-19 swab result. Lab provides results within 3-5 days.

HOW CAN I BE TESTED?

No Active Symptoms – Walk in for testing and no appointment needed.
ANTIBODY TESTING DONE IN YOUR CAR. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

AT OUR OFFICE, YOU WILL FIND THESE CONSISTENT SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE:

  • Phone screening prior to appointments
  • Regular deep cleaning of office
  • Our staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Screeners are at office entrances
  • All patients and caregivers are asked to wear a mask upon arrival at our office
  • Patients are preregistered during the screening process and are typically asked to wait in their car
  • Social distance waiting areas

COVID-19 NASAL SWAB TESTING STEPS

If you’re experiencing symptoms or think you need to be tested for COVID-19 please follow these steps.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

STEP 1

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Make a Telemedicine/Virtual Visit with a Newport Center Provider.
Please call: 949.760.8300
If the Newport Center Provider prescribes you to be tested for COVID-19 they will set you up with a car-side swab appointment at the Newport Center Urgent Care.

STEP 2

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Arrive at your scheduled appointment time and pull into the designated parking in front of building.

STEP 3

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A Newport Center Provider fully dressed in PPE will approach your car to perform the test.

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Rapid COVID-19 swab results will be called to you same day. Laboratory swab results will be relayed by phone upon receipt of results from the lab.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS

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Proceed to the office and outside registration. Complete your online paperwork in your car after outside registration. Upon completion await nose swab in your car.

STEP 2

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A Newport Center Provider fully dressed in PPE will approach your car to perform the test.

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Rapid COVID-19 swab results will be called to you same day. Laboratory swab results will be relayed by phone upon receipt of results from the lab.