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Curbside COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Information:
Testing for a current COVID-19 infection is by nasal swab.
Only available by appointment through our booking page:
The cost is $95 (charged when booking). Please note that Caldwell Pharmacy will not be processing any medical insurance or accept HSA/flexible spending cards for this test. You will be provided with a receipt, and you may be able to submit it to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. A doctor's referral is not needed to be tested.
Upon arrival, please park in one of the designated parking spots on the north side (left side) of the building. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AND CALL 870-238-7085 to let us know your name and parking spot number.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What are some symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19?
Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell. If you’re having multiple symptoms listed above, we urge you to get tested.
When will I get my results after I get my nasal swabbed?
You can expect to receive a verbal notification within 15 minutes to 1 hour of testing. You will also receive a written notification of your results via email by the end of the day.
What does it mean if I have a positive test result?
If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Therefore, it is also likely that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result). Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result(s) along with your medical history, and your symptoms.
What does it mean if I have a negative test result?
A negative test result means that proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample.
It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. If your test result is negative, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you. The amount of antigen in a sample may decrease the longer you have symptoms of infection. Specimens collected after you have had symptoms for more than seven days may be more likely to be negative compared to a molecular assay.
It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.
When can I schedule an appointment to get tested?
We are currently only testing from Mon-Fri 10AM-12PM & 2-4PM with only 1-2 days in advance.
If I need to cancel my appointment, when’s the latest time I can do it?
You can cancel your appointment within 6 hours of your show up time. If you need to reschedule, please schedule another appointment through our booking page.
What happens if I accidently “No Show” for my appointment?
All “No Shows” will not receive a refund.
What should I do after I get my nasal swab?
Please isolate yourself until you get your test results to reduce the chance of spreading the virus. We recommend waiting and staying in your car in our parking lot until you’ve received the results.
I need a rapid test result in order to fly out of the state. Will the test you provide do that?
Rapid antigen tests may be used for admission to certain states and cities, which are restricting entry for travelers from Arkansas. Please check with officials at your destination location to confirm.
Can you tell me more about the Rapid Antigen Test you provide?
The rapid antigen test that we currently offer is BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV. This type of test is called an antigen test. Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens, for example nasal swabs.
What are the differences between antigen tests and other COVID-19 tests?
There are different kinds of tests for COVID-19. Molecular tests (also known as PCR tests) detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection.
If your test result is negative, you should discuss with your healthcare provider whether an additional molecular test would help with your care, and when you should discontinue home isolation. If you will not have an additional test to determine if you are contagious, the CDC currently recommends that you should stay home until three things have happened:
You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath has improved)
At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
For more information, the CDC has provided guidelines on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
What are the known and potential risks and benefits of the test?
Potential benefits include:
The results, along with other information, can help your healthcare provider make informed recommendations about your care.
The results of this test may help limit the spread of COVID-19 to your family and others in your community.
Potential risks include:
Possible discomfort or other complications that can happen during sample collection.
Possible incorrect test result (see below for more information).
Can you tell me more about COVID-19?
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus, which can cause mild to severe respiratory illness, has spread globally, including the United States. The current information available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with COVID-19 suggests that symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
If you are unsure of whether you should be tested, please feel free to give us a call 870-238-7085 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!
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