The clinical decision about which test should is best utilized depends upon the history of exposure, current symptoms including their time of onset and a physical exam. While we certainly understand that everyone desires to have an immediate or “rapid result”, a rapid test may not be the best choice to obtain the most accurate diagnosis and actually lead to an incorrect diagnosis.
Lakes Urgent Care follows current CDC guidelines and best practice algorithms. We make frequent updates to practice guidelines so we can provide the best care possible. Utilizing this information in conjunction with each specific patient’s history and physical exam, our providers will recommend the best test to be performed for each individual patient. It is important to understand that there is no one size fits all approach when dealing with Covid-19!