Rapid Covid Testing in Texarkana, AR
Covid 19 testing is available at Ark-La-Tex OccMed! Depending on test type, we will need either a quick finger prick to obtain a blood drop, or a quick, shallow nasal swab. You’ll have your results within 10 minutes.
Covid-19 Testing Information
Common Covid-19 Symptoms
- Sore Throat / Cough
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- Shortness of Breath
You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Whether you have concerns about a current infection, a past infection, or just want peace of mind, we can help.
About SARS-COV-2 Rapid Testing
When sick with COVID-19, people produce two antibodies. Antibody test kits offer a level of information that helps understand the Coronavirus progression in patients. Individuals that have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus, will produce two different antibodies at different times
- The IgM antibody* is produced in the blood within days of an individual contracting COVID-19. This antibody helps identify the patient’s stage of the disease.
- The IgG antibody *is produced in the blood once a patient begins to recover. The IgG antibody help to identify that a patient is either in remission or had previously contracted COVID-19.
IMPORTANT: *Like most tests, an antibody test by itself may not indicate the presence of the Coronavirus. Antibody testing should be used in conjunction with other information and other testing protocols.