RAPID COVID-19 Testing in Southfield

We offer tests to detect current COVID-19 infection including the PCR Swab test and the Rapid Antigen test.  We also offer the Antibody test to detect prior exposure to the virus. Our new Rapid Antigen test is a swab test that detects current COVID-19 infection, just like a flu or strep swab test.   

Our improved antibody test has 100% specificity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Discuss options with one of our healthcare professionals and see our new FAQ on all testing options we offer at IEP Urgent Care Southfield.

Appointment required for COVID testing

IEP Urgent Care Southfield

29169 Southfield Road

Southfield, Michigan 48076

(248) 569-0820



Who it's for:

  • Symptomatic patients

  • Occupational medicine

  • Preoperative screening for urgent cases

  • Return to work for healthcare & essential workers


Processed in the Southfield office with results in 15 minutes

It is the patient's responsibility to know if an institution accepts a Rapid Antigen test or if a PCR test is required.


Who it's for:

  • Asymptomatic exposure to someone with or suspected COVID-19

  • Return to school

  • Travel testing*

  • Previously positive patients requiring a negative test

  • Asymptomatic patients

  • Return to work non-essential workers


If you are seen before noon, we will likely have your results back the same day. 


Otherwise, it usually will take 24-48 hours from when the lab receives the sample (not from the time they are tested), but in some cases may take up to 72 hours.


Who it's for:

  • Patients suspected of having COVID-19 in the past and recovered


Sent to lab for processing with results in 5-7 days

for Travel?

*If COVID testing is required for travel, it is the patient's responsibility to understand what form of testing is acceptable for their specific travel plans.

Please visit Travel.State.Gov to learn more about country-specific COVID laws and requirements.


What is the new RAPID COVID-19 Antigen test?

This test screens for new infections but in a different way. It looks for protein traces of the virus — known as antigens – for early identification of an active COVID-19 infection in patients. The same approach is used in rapid tests for flu, strep throat and other infections that are run at the hospital or doctor's office.

Does this test diagnose active COVID-19 infections?

Yes, this test detects the presence of the virus and an active infection or carrier status.

How long will it take for results to be available?

Results are known in 15 minutes.

How accurate is the test?

The Rapid test is 100% specific to the Sars Cov virus that causes COVID. When compared to PCR testing this test has an overall agreement of 97.9%

Is this a blood test or a swab?

This test is performed with a nasal swab, like a nasal swab used for detection of the flu. This is much more comfortable than the deep nasal swab used for PCR tests.

What is the brand of the test?

Quidel Sofia Sars Cov Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)


What is the COVID-19 PCR test?

The PCR test is the deep nasal swab test that looks for genetic material of the coronavirus. The test uses a technology called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), samples are sent to a centralized lab for analysis, and results are generally available in 3-6 days.


What is the difference between COVID Antigen and COVID PCR testing?

Antigen testing detects specific proteins or molecules on a virus. PCR testing detects genetic material. Both tests detect the presence of the virus. Antigen testing results are available at time of visit, within 15 minutes. PCR tests are sent to an outside lab for results and can take 3-5 days for results.


What is the difference between COVID-19 Rapid Antigen, Antibody and PCR Tests?

Rapid Antigen testing detects an active infection with results in as little as 15 minutes. It works the same as rapid tests for flu, strep throat and other infections that are run at the hospital or doctor's office. If you are symptomatic or looking to see if you are an asymptomatic carrier this is the test to have performed. PCR testing requires a deep nasal swab that is sent to an outside lab for testing and can take 3-5 days for results. A PCR test may be used to confirm antigen testing based on the providers discretion. Antibody testing requires a blood draw test and look for previous exposure to COVID-19. It is not appropriate for use if you currently having symptoms or want to diagnose a current infection. Our providers can discuss all testing options with you.


I would like to have this test done, what do I do?

Covid Testing is by appointment only. You may make an appointment online or by calling the clinic. You will receive an electronic registration link prior to your visit and our providers will discuss the best testing option with you.

How much does the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test cost?

An office visit and evaluation by a provider is required. Most insurances will cover the costs of medically necessary visits and PCR testing, but you may have an urgent care copay or deductible. If you do not have insurance, an office visit is $95. The Rapid COVID testing is an additional service we offer and the cost is $50 that is paid at time of visit.

How much does the COVID-19 PCR or COVID-19 Antibody test cost?

The office visit and lab fee will be charged separately. Most insurances have agreed to cover costs related o COVID-19 testing. We recommend that you check with your insurance provider to verify any co-pays or deductibles you will be responsible for. If you do not have insurance, an in-office visit is $95, and you will receive a bill for from the outside lab facility that performs the sample analysis - this can range from $45-$145.

Can I order testing in bulk for my workforce?

Yes! IEP Healthy Urgent Care can arrange bulk COVID-19 antibody testing for a workforce. Please contact us for details. You can contact us via the following email address jkarim@iep-pc.com or by phone at 248-821-5317.


Is this test FDA approved?

All COVID-19 testing is performed through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the FDA. FDA approval is a long process that can take years to get full approval.


How often can I get re-tested for Covid-19?

If you test positive, our clinic requires a patient to wait at least 10 days from symptom onset to retest.

If you test negative, our clinic can repeat the test no sooner than 7 days later.

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