Urgent Team Walk-in Urgent Care is expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities to include Rapid Antigen testing. Only patients who are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, that began less than 5 days ago,are eligible to receive the nasal swab rapid test. Rapid testing is available at Urgent Team centers in the following middle Tennessee cities: Clarksville, Cookeville, Franklin, East Nashville, Hermitage, Madison, Murfreesboro, and Springfield.
"Urgent Team recognizes having practically immediate test results is imperative to controlling the spread of COVID-19," said Tom Dent, Urgent Team's CEO and Chairman. "Quickly identifying infected individuals through rapid testing is a major step toward protecting the health of our patients, staff and communities."
Results of the Rapid Antigen test will be received during your office visit. Urgent Team uses the Sofia 2 Rapid Antigen test which can detect specific select proteins found in the virus. This means a positive result is highly accurate. "However, a negative test result does not rule out infection (a false negative result) - thus, it's still possible to have the COVID-19 infection with a negative Rapid Antigen test," explained Urgent Team Chief Medical Officer Matthew Browning, M.D. Your provider may discuss the need to perform additional backup testing after a negative rapid antigen test.
In addition to the rapid test, Urgent Team also offers PCR Molecular testing and Antibody (Serology) testing, to determine if a person has antibodies from a past COVID-19 infection. Additional information about the types of COVID-19 testing offered is available on our website at UrgentTeam.com/Coronavirus-Covid-19.