Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Thornton, CO
Rapid COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 Testing Options
FAQs about Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Thornton, CO
Q. What is a Rapid COVID-19 Test?
A. A Rapid PCR test is a nasal swab used to detect an active strain of the COVID-19 virus. Patients that are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive should receive a rapid COVID test.
Q. How does Rapid COVID Testing work?
A. A test works by swabbing the inside of a patient’s nose, and detecting whether or not they have an active case of the virus. Your test is then sent to and analyzed in our lab. Rapid test results are typically found within fifteen minutes of the test.
Q. What should I do if I have a positive result?
A. You should stay home and avoid contact with others. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the quarantine process and get enough rest. Monitor your symptoms to make sure you are getting better and stay in touch with your doctor. It is recommended to quarantine for at least 10 days after symptoms start.
Q. What should I do if I have a negative test?
A. Receiving a negative tests means your body did not show active signs of the virus at the time. If you start experiencing symptoms, get tested again. If not, continue following governmental guidelines, wash your hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between others, and wear a mask when in public.
Q. Is COVID-19 testing covered by insurance?
A. Whether or not you are covered for rapid tests, standard tests, or antibody tests will depend on your current insurance plan. Some insurance plans do not cover rapid testing. Please refer to our list of current, accepted insurance plans and determine whether your policy covers rapid tests.
Q. Where can I get either a rapid COVID test or antibody test near Thornton?
A. AFC Urgent Care Thornton offers rapid COVID-19 testing and antibody testing for all patients near Thornton, Northglenn, Welby, Broomfield, and Westminster, CO Please call AFC Urgent Care Thornton for more information.
COVID-19 Testing for nearby Thornton communities:
AFC Urgent Care Thornton is able to perform diagnostic testing using a swab of the lower nasal cavity. The swab is inserted for a few moments to get the necessary sample, removed, and brought to our on-site laboratory for processing and analyzing. Results are available within 1-3 days depending on lab capacity. When you visit the center for testing, please wear a mask, especially in our waiting area.
If you need testing right away, then please use our online portal to get started: