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June 29, 2020

COVID-19 rapid result testing available here

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The Point of Care Quidel Rapid COVID-19 Test provides results in 15 minutes.
Rapid COVID-19 testing, with results in 15 minutes, has become available in Warrenton.

Piedmont Urgent Care announced Monday that it has the Point of Care Quidel Rapid COVID-19 Test.

“If someone suspects that they may have COVID-19, even if they don’t show symptoms, the Rapid Result Test will provide results within 15 minutes,” said Dr. Steven von Elten, a partner in Piedmont Family Practice. “This test does have good sensitivity and specificity.

“Instead of waiting multiple days to receive the results, a patient can leave the parking lot with results in hand and quickly notify anyone the patient may have come into contact with,” Dr. von Elten added. “This testing is also very beneficial to companies. If a person in their office has tested positive, everyone within that office can be tested and find out if they are negative or positive quickly.”

Still, the veteran physician recommends to continued social distancing and wearing a mask when in public buildings to prevent the spread of the virus.

A branch of Piedmont Family Practice, Piedmont Urgent Care operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 101-B.

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Tony Bentley · July 3, 2020 at 4:20 pm
We should all be so lucky as people at the White House who get tested several times a day. Must be nice to be one of the elite while the rest of us can suck it.
nonewtaxes · June 30, 2020 at 8:32 am
Just because you r tested today does not mean you wont get infected tomorrow so unless you are tested everyday what's the point?

RGLJA · June 30, 2020 at 8:26 am
"If you don't have any symptoms, why get tested?"

Because you may have been informed that someone else that you have close contact with has been tested positive. You want to know asap if you are also infected. The goal of contact tracing is to get new cases isolated as quickly as possible.
Truepat · June 30, 2020 at 8:24 am
85% of infected do not show symptoms but can still spread the virus, it appears the new version appears as food poisoning with no fever
AngryBob · June 30, 2020 at 7:23 am
"If someone suspects that they may have COVID-19, even if they don’t show symptoms..."

If you don't have any symptoms, why get tested?
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