Rapid PCR Test Results
How Long Does It Take to Get Rapid PCR Test Results?
Families in Houston, Texas, can rely on Lifeline Urgent Care for a full spectrum of COVID-19 testing services, including rapid PCR tests. Our fully equipped and physician-led immediate care center features a convenient drive-thru and does not require appointments or referrals. And, our rapid PCR tests deliver same- or next-day results, so you can quickly find the answers you need to your health questions and take the appropriate next steps.
Important Information Regarding Rapid PCR Tests
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests deliver highly accurate results with little need for re-testing. In fact, they’re considered to be the “gold standard” of COVID-19 diagnostics. PCR testing screens for the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus behind the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.
As was mentioned above, rapid PCR test results usually arrive within the same day or the next day. However, if you need COVID-19 test results faster than that, Lifeline Urgent Care also offers rapid antigen testing that delivers results within a matter of minutes. This test screens for proteins related to SARS-CoV-2 and is slightly less accurate than PCR testing, although still reliable. Our team also offers convenient telemedicine services (and has done so since 2017!), so you can consult with one of our clinicians from the comfort and safety of home if you have any questions about your symptoms or whether you should be tested.
We’re Ready to Help
Visit Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston today for your rapid PCR test! Our urgent care clinic is open every day during extended hours and offers affordable self-pay rates. If you have any questions regarding our testing services, telemedicine appointments, or safety measures, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.