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Covid 19 Testing

Putting patients first while providing patients options

Serology Testing

Blood Test

Serology testing can check for different types of antibodies developed after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Unlike PCR tests, serology tests by themselves, are of limited value in the immediate diagnosis of a patient where COVID-19 infection is suspected.

The test is designed to detect antibodies in a blood sample that would indicate that you have been previously infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, antibodies may not be detected until 10-14 days following infection.

Serology tests can play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19 by helping healthcare professionals identify individuals who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the future, this may potentially be used to help determine, together with other clinical data, whether these individuals may be less susceptible to infection. In addition, these test results can aid in determining who may donate convalescent plasma for possible treatment of those who are seriously ill from COVID-19.

PCR Testing

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Uses nucleic acid-amplification technology (e.g., PCR), which detects genetic information and indicates active infection with the virus which causes COVID-19.

Rapid (Antigen) Testing

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15-Minute COVID-19 Rapid Test: (Nasal Swab):
One Test with COVID results, in approx. 15-minutes provided by the end of the clinic visit.
MFI now offers the speed of 15-minute Rapid COVID-19 tests in addition to existing testing options including PCR lab and antibody tests.

If you've been exposed or are actively experiencing symptoms, this test can quickly provide you with a positive or negative result. MFI is focused on the prevention of the community spread of COVID-19 and follows the latest developments and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

*Disclaimers: No appointment is needed for any COVID-19 testing options. Rapid tests are available while supplies last. The 15-minute timing of results is based on test processing time for a positive or negative result. Due to high demand, visit and/or processing times may be longer than usual.

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