Covid Clinic has opened its latest drive-thru California testing location at 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert CA 92260. Covid Clinic is one of the first Coronavirus testing clinics to offer 20-minute results on tests for coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Covid Clinic is proud to be one of the first testing sites to offer the Quidel Corporation Sofia SARS Antigen FIA. This test has received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. Test data suggests this test has specificity of 100% and sensitivity of 96.7%. This test is great for quickly screening individuals for an active COVID-19 infection.
“Many patients are concerned about their current health and whether they’ve been exposed, or currently experiencing symptoms, the 20-minute test gives them peace of mind quickly,” said Dr. Matthew Abinante, DO, MPH, board- certified family physician and Founder & President of Covid Clinic. “And, some employers want fast testing results turnaround when someone might have inadvertently exposed other employees in the workplace. It helps companies make in formed decisions about which actions to take to limit the spread of the infection”
Covid Clinic offers two other testing options; the COVID-19 RT-PCR test that test detects viral RNA with results in 3-7 days. This test is also best for those who are currently infected and symptomatic. Another test, the COVID-19 Antibody test is a blood test for those who don’t currently feel sick but want to find out if they have previously been infected and recovered from COVID-19.
Covid Clinic has 14 other drive-thru testing locations in California and has tested over 125,000 people to date. People who want to get tested simply need to make an appointment on the website (www.covidclinic.org) to schedule a test. Same day appointments may be available. COVID Clinic is fully compliant, has all necessary county permits on hand, and is operating under California state law. Covid Clinic is a California non-profit public benefit corporation. Patient testing is a key component of care and we take this role very seriously.