+ Located in parking lot at the Newport Center Medical Plaza
RAPID COVID-19 TESTING
reliable & non-invasive
Rapid AntigenEst. 1-4 hour results
CareStart COVID-19 Rapid Antigen – Newport CenterCareStart COVID-19 Antigen tests are authorized for use in laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), 42 U.S.C. §263a that meet requirements to perform high, moderate, or waived complexity tests. Access Bio, Inc. CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Test is a non-invasive shallow nasal swab. Rapid Antigen testing is intended to detect current infection of COVID-19. The nasal swab sample is used to identify SARS-CoV-2 via certain proteins present on the virus’s surface. While the test can positively detect and diagnose COVID, it does not differentiate between the original strain and the COVID Delta variant.
Rapid Antigen tests provide same-day COVID testing with up to 96% accuracy with existing COVID symptoms. Most patients receive their results within 1-4 hours after testing. Depending on volume, your COVID test results can be processed and ready in as little as 15 minutes.
1 x Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Nasal Swab Test – Free with Insurance or CARES ACT
*It is recommended to verify your COVID-19 testing benefits with your insurance prior to testing.
We are conveniently located at Hoag Hospital in Irvine. Our COVID test sites serve patients across Newport Center and the greater Los Angeles metro area, including Irvine, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, and Aliso Viejo.
Rapid Antigen tests are up to 96% accurate with COVID-19 symptoms and 80% accurate without them. These tests are most accurate 4-5 days after exposure to the virus when there are higher amounts of the virus in your body. You can easily schedule a rapid COVID test in Newport Center online through our website.
Rapid diagnostic tests identify and diagnose COVID-19 quickly by using an upper respiratory sample to detect the virus. These tests include both RT-PCR and Antigen testing. Patients can receive their test results in less than an hour, within the same day, or by the next day. Depending on the specific test, nasal swab samples are either processed on site at our testing facility or sent to a laboratory. Rapid same-day PCR testing must be scheduled before 10:30 for High-Complex Lab to receive and process the specimens and return the results by 9pm via email. You can easily book a rapid COVID test in Newport Center through our website.