Book COVID-19 Swab Testing at AFC Urgent Care Southlake today:
AFC Urgent Care Southlake provides swab COVID-19 testing for local patients in Southlake, McKinney, and the greater Fort-Worth Texas area. As cases of coronavirus continue to spike, our provider team is ready to administer testing by walk-in access or through appointment at our urgent care center.
If you have any questions about COVID-19 testing, COVID FAQs, and how we can help, then consult the info below. If you need to book a test, use the button above.
COVID-19 Testing: How Swab Tests Work at AFC Southlake
A COVID-19 swab test works by taking a swab sample from inside a patient’s nose or mouth to perform a Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)–PCR Diagnostic Panel. The panel test takes a bit to process results, but the test is highly accurate for both positive and negative tests.
A patient that has a positive test means that they have a current COVID-19 infection. Negative tests mean that the patient is COVID-free.
Providers at AFC Urgent Care Southlake perform COVID testing by wearing personal protective equipment and by maintaining CDC-recommended policies for sanitation and infection control. A list of infection control procedures we follow includes:
- Personal protective equipment
- Frequent sanitation of surfaces and waiting room area
- Social distancing guidelines and instructions throughout clinic
- Hands-free check-in and processing
COVID-19 Risks and Evaluation for Patients:
COVID-19 cases have no eclipsed 2 million nationwide, with significant growth in the state of Texas. Book your test at AFC Urgent Care Southlake.
COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous global health crises in 2020, which is now flagged as a major public health concern in the United States. When a disease or illness gain as much attention on social media as the coronavirus, then it is imperative to follow trustworthy updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local healthcare officials.
AFC Urgent Care Southlake is here to provide you with the best sources of information from our social media platforms, leading healthcare agencies, and frequent major media updates. Misinformation from unverified social media sources can cause patients to panic or participate in ineffective prevention methods. Use the following modules and links to learn more!
However, patients that don’t meet the clinical guidelines as a likely match for COVID-19 can still be tested for seasonal illnesses. The common cold and flu have similar symptoms to COVID-19: Sneezing, coughing, and fever. The guidelines for COVID-19 testing include all of the following. If you meet all three guidelines, then visit an emergency room for care:
- Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in order to inform decisions related to infection control.
- Other symptomatic individuals such as, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for poor outcomes (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease).
- Any persons including healthcare personnel, who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact with a suspect or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient, or who have a history of travel from affected geographic areas within 14 days of their symptom onset.