Tests for current infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The throat or nose is swabbed and the specimen is sent to a lab. Results are available in 3 to 5 days. Stay home until you have results with instructions.
For assessment of symptoms and next-step direction, set up a virtual visit with a medical professional through Atlanta Urgent Care's telemedicine services. Registering for a telemedicine or clinic visit does not guarantee testing will be performed. Patients coming to a Atlanta Urgent Care clinic must call upon arrival in the parking lot to check in for a visit.
If you are told you have a positive viral test, most likely you currently have an active COVID-19 infection and you can give the virus to others. Follow instructions from your provider about isolation and when you can leave home.
If you are told you have a negative viral test, most likely you do NOT currently have an active COVID-19 infection. However, there is a small possibility the result is a false negative. Continue taking steps to protect yourself and prevent spread of the virus.
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