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Bay Colony Pediatrics is now doing FDA authorized in-house rapid COVID-19 tests. We have both molecular and antibody rapid tests. Results are reported in 15 minutes.  We also do PCR tests with results in 2-3 days. Appointment needed. Minimal wait.

DO YOU NEED A COVID-19 TEST?

  • Have you recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus?

  • Have you recently traveled to an area with known community spread of the coronavirus?

  • Are you experiencing coronavirus symptoms including: cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, body aches, runny nose, loss of smell/taste?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, call us at 281-614-2445 to determine if you need to take a test today.

MOLECULAR

Results On-site? Yes
Test Type: Nasal or oral swab
Results: 15 minutes

Molecular testing detects viral genetic material (RNA) and is considered very accurate. These tests are performed with a nasal or oral swab.  We perform this test in our clinic. We have a large number of Abbott IDNOW machines and tests which are authorized by the FDA. Our office has discontinued the use of this test due to a shortage of kits.

ANTIGEN

Results On-site? Yes

Test Type: Nasal swab

Results: 15 minutes

The test detects a viral protein in an individual with an active infection. Manufacturer published information states that the test is 100% specific (Meaning: if it is positive it is 100% accurate), and that it is 80% sensitive (meaning: if it is negative, it is 80% accurate). If an antigen test comes back negative, but symptoms strongly indicate a potential COVID infection, a PCR or Molecular test can be performed for confirmation. We perform this test in our clinic. We have a Sofia 2 machine and a large number of tests which are authorized by the FDA. 

PCR

Results On-site? No- this test must be sent to an off-site diagnostic lab
Test Type: Nasal swab
Results: 48 hours

Molecular testing detects viral genetic material (RNA) and is considered the most accurate. These tests are performed with a nasal swab. Because the genetic material has to be analyzed in a diagnostic lab setting, these tests take more time. If an antigen test is coming back negative, but you are experiencing COVID symptoms, then we may need to perform and send out a PCR test. 

COVID TESTS