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At Newport Center Urgent Care, you can receive antigen tests that provide results within the same day. Our facility also provides a range of additional services and is staffed by knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

The rapid antigen test is a quick and easy way to test for the presence of the COVID-19 virus. This type of testing can be done in as little as 15 minutes and does not require any special equipment. Antigen tests are generally considered to be less accurate than PCR tests, but they are much faster and easier to administer. This makes them ideal for use in situations where rapid results are needed, (such as screening large numbers of people at airports or other public places).
There are several different types of rapid antigen tests available on the market, but they all work in essentially the same way. A small sample of fluid is taken from the nose using a swab. This sample is then placed on a test strip that contains antibodies that will bind to the COVID-19 virus if it is present. The strip is then inserted into a testing device, which uses light to detect the presence of the virus.

are rapid antigen test accurate?

While rapid antigen tests are not as accurate as PCR tests, they are still a valuable tool for identifying people who are infected with the COVID-19 virus. In most cases, rapid antigen tests will correctly identify people who are infected and will not give false positive results. However, there is a small chance that a rapid antigen test could give a false positive result if the person being tested has been recently exposed to the virus but is not actually infected.
It should be noted that rapid antigen COVID tests also give false negatives. That means a negative result does not rule out the possibility of infection. With this in mind, negative results from an antigen test may need to be confirmed with a PCR test prior to making treatment decisions or to prevent the possible spread of the virus due to a false negative.


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There are a number of symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, it is best to get tested as quickly as possible. These symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Muscle pain


If you test positive for COVID-19, there are a few things you need to do. First, it is important to self-isolate and avoid contact with others as much as possible. This will help prevent the spread of the virus. Second, you should contact your healthcare provider and let them know about your diagnosis. They will be able to provide you with information about treatment and care. Finally, you should follow the guidance of your local health department in terms of quarantine and isolation requirements. By following these steps, you can help protect yourself and others from the virus.


According to the CDC, "A person with COVID-19 is considered infectious starting two days before they develop symptoms, or two days before the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms." Whether or not you do have symptoms, anyone who tests positive for the virus should take specific precautions for at least 10 days.


COVID-19 is an emerging viral infection that can be serious. If you have symptoms like trouble breathing, chest pain, or bluish skin and lips then it's best for a healthcare provider to examine your situation as soon as possible because these conditions require immediate attention from medical professionals who may recommend antiviral drugs or monoclonal antibodies treatments respectively.


There are a few different types of tests that can be used to diagnose coronavirus. The most common is a PCR test, which looks for the presence of the virus in your body. PCR tests can be done with a swab of your nose or throat, or with a sample of your blood.

Now, both rapid PCR and lab PCR tests are available, depending upon your needs.
Another type of test, called an antibody test, can tell if you have had coronavirus in the past. This can be helpful information for people who think they may have been exposed to the virus but are not sure.


Learn more about what makes us different from other urgent cares near you and why we are the right choice for COVID testing.

Here at Newport Center Urgent Care, we offer rapid antigen COVID-19 tests which can give you results in as little as 15 minutes. We understand that the pandemic has been a stressful and uncertain time for everyone, and getting a quick and accurate result is important for peace of mind. Our team of experienced medical professionals is here to help you through every step of the testing process, and we will provide you with clear and concise instructions on how to interpret your results.


We strive to provide the highest level of care possible, and we are dedicated to keeping our community safe and healthy. That’s why we offer a drive-thru COVID testing clinic in the parking lot of our urgent care center everyday 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.
If you are experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please come to Newport Center Urgent Care for your rapid antigen test.
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What is the rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19?

A rapid diagnostic test can show if you currently are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is also referred to as a rapid antigen test.

Which age groups are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19?

Most commonly, middle-aged and older adults are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and the risk of developing serious symptoms increases with age. Those at the age of 85 or older are at the most risk of dangerous symptoms.

What are some of the ways to prevent COVID-19?

Some ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include: -Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. -Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. -Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash. -Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched. -Staying home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
-Wearing a cloth face covering to protect others if you must go out. -Remembering to keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others.

What are the primary symptoms of COVID-19?

The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are: -Fatigue -Fever or chills -Headache -Cough -Muscle or body aches -Sore throat -New loss of taste or smell -Nausea or vomiting -Diarrhea -Congestion or runny nose -Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

What is the difference between people who have asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic COVID-19?

Although the words have similar meanings, there is a subtle difference in usage. Asymptomatic refers to people who are infected but never develop any symptoms while pre-symptomatic means they've had some degree of illness before becoming sicker and developing full blown symptoms later on down the line.

How does the COVID-19 sputum test work?

It works by having patients cough deeply to collect and produce and expel phlegm for COVID-19 testing.
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