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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. 

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

How much does the Rapid COVID Test cost?


If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid, tests are free for all uninsured or Medicaid patients. We see all family members. Major insurances might be free, depending on your plan. This is a limited time offer for the uninsured. If you do not have symptoms or have not been exposed and you need to be tested for work/school clearance, you will not be covered by insurance for the test. We charge $75 for the rapid tests and $125 for PCR tests.




Does insurance cover the COVID test?


If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid, tests are free for all uninsured or Medicaid patients. Major insurances might be free, depending on your plan. This is a limited time offer for the uninsured. If you do not have symptoms or have not been exposed and you need to be tested for work/school clearance, you will not be covered by insurance for the test.




What do I do if have symptoms of COVID?


If you have symptoms of COVID, please call us and get tested immediately. The test reliability drops with time. Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste/smell. Refer to CDC guideline for additional information.




What do I do if i test positive for COVID?


If your results come back positive, we will advise you to self-isolate for at least 10 days. Please follow the CDC guidelines on what to do if you have COVID-19. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, go to your nearest hospital to get treatment.




Can anyone get tested?


Yes, we encourage all members of the family to get tested for COVID-19.




Do I need an appointment?


If you are not experiencing an emergency, you must have an appointment to be tested for COVID-19. If you are experiencing an emergency, please go to the nearest hospital ER.





Address:
2251 FM 646 RD W #155,

Dickinson, TX 77539


Call or Text :
(281) 614-2445

FAX:
(281) 614-1002

Hours:

Mon: 8AM–5PM

Tue: 8AM–5PM

Wed: 8AM–5PM

Thu: 8AM–5PM

Fri: 8AM–5PM

Sat: 8AM–NOON

Sun: CLOSED

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