COVID TESTING INFORMATION
As a service to the community, Xpress Pediatrics offers Covid-19 testing for all ages.
Our facility is open every day from 12pm- 10pm.
Rapid tests for Covid screening are available every day from 12pm-8pm.
PCR tests for Covid screening are available every day from 12pm-6pm.
Walk-ins are welcome. However, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to avoid long wait times. You can schedule an appointment online at xpresspediatrics.com or by calling us at 240-616-1616. Please understand that due to high call volumes, we may not get to every call.
TYPES OF TESTS AVAILABLE
● Rapid Viral Antigen Tests: This test is done with nasal swab and processed in-house.
Results are available within 20-30 minutes of specimen collection. The sensitivity of this test is 87.5%. Rapid tests are most accurate in patients experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.
● Molecular Tests (also called PCR tests, viral RNA tests, nucleic acid tests):
This is the “gold standard” test to detect covid-19. The test is done with a nasal swab and is processed through an outside lab. Results are typically available within 24-48 hours of specimen collection. The false positive rate for this test is very low.
Please note that PCR tests are sent to an outside lab for processing. While we work closely with the lab to try to get your results within 24-48 hours, we cannot guarantee results within a specific timeframe. Xpress Pediatrics takes no responsibility for delays in result reporting, lost specimens, etc. Please take this into consideration when scheduling a test.
● Antibody Test: This test is a blood test that can tell you if you have had a past Covid-19 infection. This test is not used to diagnose Covid-19. Results are available within 20-30 minutes of specimen collection.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Covid testing available for adult patients?
Yes! We offer covid testing for all ages including adult and pediatric patients.
Do I need an appointment?
Walk-ins are welcome. However, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to avoid long wait times. You can schedule an appointment online at xpresspediatrics.com or by calling us at 240-616-1616. Please understand that due to extremely high call volumes, we may not get to every call.
What other services do you provide?
For pediatric patients, we offer a wide range of services. See our website for details. For adult patients, we offer Covid-19 testing and flu shots.
What safety measures are in place?
Your safety is our utmost priority. We are taking careful steps to ensure your visit is safe and efficient. Face coverings are required to enter the facility and social distancing is enforced in all areas including waiting rooms. Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the facility. Increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures are in place. Our staff members are well trained in infection control and wear appropriate protective equipment.
Where can I get more information about Covid-19?
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!