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At Newport Center Urgent Care, we offer lab PCR tests for COVID-19, with results ready in 24-48 hours. Our facility also provides a range of additional services and is staffed by knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

The COVID PCR test is a lab test used to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus. This test can be performed on a sample of your blood, saliva, or mucus. The results of this test are typically available within 72 hours.

What is a Lab PCR?

A lab PCR test for COVID-19 is a swab of the nose or throat that is sent to a lab for testing. It is important to get a lab PCR test if you have symptoms of COVID-19, so you can be sure whether or not you have the virus. If you have COVID-19, it is important to isolate yourself from other people to prevent spreading the virus.
A lab PCR test can also be used to test people who do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to the virus, such as close contacts of someone with COVID-19. This is important because people with COVID-19 can spread the virus even if they do not have symptoms.
Physician giving a pcr test to a patient
Lab PCR tests are the most accurate way to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection. Unlike some other tests, a lab PCR test can detect very low levels of the virus. This is important because it means that the test can be used to diagnose early infections, before symptoms appear.
In addition, lab PCR tests are less likely to give false positive results than some other types of tests. This is important because false positive results can lead to unnecessary quarantines and disrupt the lives of healthy individuals. For these reasons, lab PCR tests are considered the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 infections.



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A COVID PCR test can be very helpful in determining if you have the virus. The test can tell if you have an active infection and if you are contagious. It can also help your healthcare provider determine the best course of treatment for you. The test is quick and easy to do, and it is usually covered by insurance.


The COVID PCR test and the rapid COVID PCR test are both used to test for the presence of the COVID virus. The regular PCR test is sent to a laboratory for processing, while the rapid PCR test can be processed on site. The regular PCR test is more accurate, but it takes longer to get results. The rapid PCR test is less accurate, but it can provide results in a matter of minutes.


One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is a fever, which is often accompanied by chills and a feeling of general malaise. Other common symptoms include:
A dry cough
Shortness of breath
In some cases, patients also experience:
Aches and pains
Nasal congestion
Runny nose
Sore throat
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. The most reliable way to diagnose COVID-19 is through a PCR test, which can detect the virus in patients who are asymptomatic. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for preventing the virus from progressing to more serious illness.


There are a number of ways you can protect yourself against COVID-19. Firstly, it is important to get a COVID PCR test. This will enable you to identify if you have the virus and ensure that you isolate yourself from others if you do. Secondly, you should make sure that you wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds. This will help to remove any viruses that you may have come into contact with. Thirdly, you should wear a face mask when you are around other people. This will help to prevent the spread of the virus if you are infected. Finally, you should avoid touching your face, (especially your eyes, nose, and mouth). This will help to prevent the virus from entering your body through these mucous membranes. By following these simple steps, you can protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


While it is possible to contract COVID-19 without displaying any symptoms, the majority of people who have the virus will experience at least some mild symptoms. For this reason, most experts agree that COVID-19 testing should be reserved for people who are displaying symptoms. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you may want to get tested even if you are not displaying any symptoms. This is especially true if you are considered to be at high risk for complications from the virus. In general, however, COVID-19 testing is not necessary for people who are not displaying any symptoms.


We offer a wide range of diagnostic testing services using state-of-the-art technology and top notch staff, to help you receive quality care at an affordable cost.

If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID, (or are showing symptoms), it is important to get tested as soon as possible. At Newport Center Urgent Care, we offer lab PCR testing that can help to confirm a diagnosis. Our testing is quick and easy, and our results are reliable.

Our team of highly trained professionals will work with you to ensure that you get the best possible results, safely and efficiently. That’s why we offer a drive-thru COVID testing clinic in the parking lot of our urgent care center every day from 8-4pm. If you need testing after that time, we ask that you please park in one of the designated parking spots, (right by the front door), and call the clinic to let them know you need a test. One of our staff will then meet you at your car to perform your patient intake and testing. This way we help prevent anyone with possible COVID symptoms, (or exposure), from coming into the clinic and potentially creating more exposure for our staff and our patients.

So if you're looking for COVID testing in the Newport Beach area, we encourage you to come to Newport Center Urgent Care. We're here to help you stay healthy and safe.
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Get the answers you need to determine which type of COVID testing is right for you and your family. At our facility, we have a drive-thru clinic, so you can get the result you need, and start your way to recovery.

How long is the TrueNat COVID-19 test result time?

The TrueNat COVID-19 test result time is 2 hours, because it is a process of 2 tests.

What is a post COVID-19 condition (long COVID)?

Post COVID-19 conditions, (also known as long COVID), are a set of symptoms that can persist for weeks or even months after a person has recovered from the initial infection. While the exact cause of long COVID is still not fully understood, it is thought to result from damage to the lungs and other organs caused by the virus. Symptom include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and problems with concentration and memory. In some cases, long COVID can also lead to depression and anxiety.

Can people with mild COVID-19 symptoms recover at home?

Yes. Most people with mild COVID-19 symptoms can recover at home. You can treat the symptoms with over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, Advil, and Motrin.

What are some symptoms of the Omicron variant?

Some symptoms of the Omicron variant are: -Runny nose -Fatigue -Sneezing -Sore throat -Headache

Can asymptomatic people be carriers of COVID-19?

The alarming answer is yes. Asymptomatic spread has been one of the most mysterious aspects of COVID-19. Evidence continues to mount that a large percentage of people who test positive for COVID-19 don’t have any obvious symptoms.

What is asymptomatic transmission?

Asymptomatic transmission is the spread of a disease from an infected individual who does not display any symptoms. This can occur when the individual is in the incubation period of the disease, which is the time between exposure and when symptoms first appear.
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