What Is A COVID-19 PCR Test?
Currently, the most common test being used to detect the presence of COVID-19 is the PCR test. These tests are used to detect the genetic information of the virus, which is known as the RNA. This RNA will only be present in someone if they are experiencing an active infection. PCR tests are most effective because they are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, instead of searching for the presence of antibodies.
Viral RNA will be present in the body before symptoms begin to show or antibodies have the RNA chance to form. This gives individuals the ability to detect the virus early on, making it the most accurate and effective COVID-19 test available.
Accessible PCR testing in our communities is important because it helps us to identify who is infected with this highly contagious virus. The results come back within 72 hours, which gives the individual the opportunity to then begin isolating and contacting everyone they have been in contact with the warning that they should begin to limit their interaction as well in order to slow the spread of exposure. When we are able to break the chain of transmission, we can slow the spread of this virus, allowing our hospitals and healthcare workers enough time, space, and supplies, to provide the best care for COVID patients that develop complications from this illness. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of this virus, limit your interaction immediately and get tested.
COVID-19 and Flu Testing Solutions
Unfortunately, another complication we are experiencing during this pandemic, is identifying if a patient is sick with COVID-19 or the flu. If you do have the misfortune of becoming ill this cold and flu season, the team at Medical Mobile Services is making it simple to determine the illness you have. We provide fully mobile combo COVID-19/flu tests in Houston. These tests come back with results in less than 72 hours in order to give you helpful insight into what has caused your illness. Knowing if you have one of these viral infections can help you to make the best choices for your care. Schedule an appointment with Mobile Medical Services to learn more about how we can help you this cold and flu season.
Lab Testing That Comes To You
At Medical Mobile Services we believe in making lab testing accessible to everyone, regardless of their insurance coverage and without doctor’s orders. This is why we have focused on providing high-quality mobile medical testing services throughout the state of Texas. It does not matter where you are located, if you are within our service area, we will travel to you, this includes but is not limited to Austin, Conroe, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, Killeen, San Antonio, San Marcos, Texarkana. Our team is committed to helping you access the medical tests that you need when you need them — to give you, the customer, a winning service that you can rely on. Every time.
Medical Mobile Services
7211 Regency Square Suite 106,
Houston, TX 77036