COVID-19 Symptoms To Watch Out For In Children
Are you worried that your child might have been exposed to COVID-19? Night Lite Pediatrics offers quick and convenient COVID-19 testing in Oak Ridge for children of any age.
Night Lite Pediatrics is conveniently located at 5900 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32839. Book a slot online or call us at 407-434-8171 to find out more about COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to those of other conditions so getting your child tested is the best way to rule out infection.
Some of the common COVID-19 symptoms you need to be aware of include:
- Fever or chills.
- Persistent cough.
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches.
- Loss of taste or smell.
- Congestion or runny nose.
- Nausea or vomiting
It is important to note that in some cases, COVID-19 may be asymptomatic so your child should be tested if they have been exposed to the virus regardless of whether they are showing symptoms or not.
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What Type of Covid-19 Tests Are Available For Children
The two types of tests used for Covid-19 testing in children are:
PCR COVID-19 test
The Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is the most accurate test for COVID-19. To conduct a PCR test, our healthcare team will take a nasal swab sample for the child. This sample will be sent to the lab to test for the presence of viral genetic material.
PCR tests can be used to detect COVID-19 in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients since it is highly sensitive.
Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care is now offering Same-Day PCR Covid-19 testing to adults and pediatric patients. PCR Covid-19 testing with same-day results is only available at the Turkey Lake location: 8956 Turkey Lake Rd Suite 950, Orlando, FL 32819
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test
The rapid antigen test is done by taking a nasal swab from the patient. The sample is then tested for the presence of COVID-19 viral proteins. This test is fast and results are usually ready in as little as an hour so you can get same-day results with a rapid antigen test.
The rapid antigen test is not as accurate as the PCR test. However, it is also a reliable way to test for COVID-19, especially when done a few days after the patient starts to show COVID-19 symptoms.
What To Expect When You Come For Testing
Once you come to our urgent care clinic, check in at the front desk with your insurance card and photo ID. Our team will be happy to guide you on the next steps. Walk-ins are welcome.
For your safety, we ask anyone visiting our clinics who is 2 years or older to wear a face mask. A mask can also be provided for you if you do not have one.
All our staff wear protective clothing and equipment during testing and evaluation to keep everyone safe.
When To Get Your Child Tested For COVID-19
Children of any age, including newborns, can contract COVID-19. It is important to get your child tested in any of the following instances:
- Your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 like difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste or smell, persistent cough and fever.
- Your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or someone with symptoms of the virus.
At Night Lite Pediatrics, we welcome walk-ins and you do not need a referral to get your child tested. We test children ranging in age from newborns to young adults aged 21.
Costs of COVID-19 Rapid Testing in Oak Ridge
At Night Lite Pediatrics we accept all major health insurance policies as well as self-pay options.
All insurances cover COVID-19 testing but you may be required to copay or cover deductibles by your insurance company.
Without insurance, COVID-19 testing costs $160.00. If you require a full visit, it will be converted into our Self-pay ranging from $160 to $400.
Why Choose Us
Night Lite Pediatrics has been providing quality patient-centric health services for children for over 17 years. Our team of expert pediatricians works to ensure that your child receives the best in health care. We provide safe and quick COVID-19 testing for children in Oak Ridge along with other pediatric services.
Can Parents or Guardians Also Get Tested?
The Night Lite Pediatrics clinic in Oak Ridge also offers Covid-19 testing for parents or guardians who bring their children for testing. However, to be tested you need to meet the following criteria:
- You should be less than 65 years old
- You should not have any COVID-19 symptoms
- You should not be pregnant
- You should not be immunocompromised
- You should not have more than one underlying condition such as hypertension or diabetes
- You should not be on anticoagulants
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