Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Pediatric Patients Near Port St Lucie, FL
If your child is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus come to Night Lite Pediatrics as we are now offering rapid COVID-19 testing. Visit our clinic today or inquire about our virtual visit options. Call now for more information.
Perhaps you want to take your kids to see their grandparents, but don’t want to put their grandparents in danger of contracting COVID-19. Or maybe you just need to know if your child’s symptoms are related to COVID-19 as soon as possible to reduce your anxiety. In cases such as these, rapid COVID-19 testing can be quite helpful to you! We are proud to offer rapid COVID-19 tests to any child under the age of 21 to help you make smart and informed decisions concerning your child’s health and well-being.
How does a rapid COVID-19 test work?
Similar to the rapid strep test for strep throat, the rapid COVID-19 test, also known as antigen testing, takes mucus secretions from a nasal swab and analyzes it for the COVID-19 antigen using a test strip. The way it works is a nurse will take the nasal swab and then put the mucus secretions onto a strip enclosed within a plastic casing that has specific antibodies fixed to it. If the swab contains the COVID-19 antigen, it will bind to the fixed antibodies and cause a reaction within 30 minutes that can be seen by the naked eye. This test works best when the virus is in its earliest stages.
Is testing different for children?
Children and adults are tested in the same way. That said, having a pediatrician or pediatric nurse provide testing for children can be helpful, as those trained in pediatrics have the training and experience to calm any fears or concerns that your child might have so that they can feel safe while getting tested. In this way, getting your child tested at a pediatric clinic like Night Lite Pediatrics might be a better option than just any testing facility.
What should I expect for my child when they come in for rapid COVID-19 testing at Night Lite Pediatrics?
The health and safety of your child is our highest priority at Night Lite Pediatrics. We are meticulous in keeping our clinic sanitized and safe for all of our clients and staff. As such, when you come to Night Lite Pediatrics to get tested for COVID-19, we kindly ask that you wait in your vehicle until we are ready to conduct the test for your child. When we are ready, we will either call you or come to your vehicle to show your child to a sanitized room where the test will be completed. The test process will be quick and painless for your child. After the swab is taken, your child can return to your vehicle, and we will call you with the results. You can expect to hear back from us about the results within one to two hours.
Where can I go for a rapid COVID-19 test for my child in the Port St Lucie area?
If you are looking for a safe place to receive rapid COVID-19 testing for your child in the Port St Lucie area, we welcome you to come to Night Lite Pediatrics! Our pediatricians and pediatric nurses take all of the necessary precautions to keep themselves and our patients safe while also facilitating a friendly and warm atmosphere. You can find us at 131 Port St Lucie Blvd SW in Port St Lucie, Florida.
If you have any further questions about our COVID-19 testing at Night Lite Pediatrics, please call us at (772) 807-1580. No appointment or referral is necessary to receive rapid COVID-19 testing at Night Lite Pediatrics. Our available hours for testing are 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM from Monday to Friday and 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends.