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
RAPID ANTIGEN TEST
Who it's for:
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.
PCR SWAB TEST
Who it's for:
Asymptomatic exposure to someone with or suspected COVID-19
Return to school
Previously positive patients requiring a negative test
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
*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.
*NEW* RAPID 15 MINUTE COIVD-19 ANTIGEN TEST
What is the new RAPID COVID-19 Antigen test?
Does this test diagnose active COVID-19 infections?
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)
COVID-19 PCR SWAB TEST
What is the COVID-19 PCR test?
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST
What is the difference between COVID Antigen and COVID PCR testing?
WHICH TEST SHOULD I HAVE?
What is the difference between COVID-19 Rapid Antigen, Antibody and PCR Tests?
I WANT TO BE TESTED. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
I would like to have this test done, what do I do?
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?
Can I order testing in bulk for my workforce?
Is this test FDA approved?
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.