Good news! We have finally been able to procure an ID Now Rapid Covid PCR machine to run COVID PCR tests in our office in as little as 5-15 minutes! While the antigen tests we have been using were a good option, the PCR tests are considered to be the gold standard/most accurate/most sensitive test for Covid-19 detection. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is the type of test the large labs and hospitals use, but we can now offer it in our office with very rapid results (rather than 1-2 days at the lab). The test is an easy nose swab (Just inside the nostril, NOT nasopharyngeal/in the back of the nose).
Unlike most of the free-standing testing locations/pharmacies, we will file with your insurance first rather than charging an out-of-pocket fee up-front.
We are happy to run these tests in the office or curbside for our patients and families.
Call if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment!
Wishing you good health and a joyful heart!
Valerie Wheelock, MD
Barton Creek Pediatrics