Velocity Urgent Care now offering COVID-19 rapid testing

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 19:31:22-04

HAMPTON ROADS - Velocity Urgent Care is now offering rapid COVID-19 tests.

Results from these tests can be received in 15 minutes. All Velocity locations have the Quidel Sofia 2, a rapid laboratory analyzer which is capable of running a COVID-19 antigen test faster than the average

Rapid testing is limited to patients with the following criteria:

• Active COVID-19 symptoms
• Prolonged exposure to a person who has tested positive
• Pre-surgical clearance or other medical needs
• Employment testing requirements

After a brief evaluation, a medical professional at Velocity will determine whether a patient qualifies for the rapid test or a send-out test, Velocity said.

Symptoms are not currently required to qualify for a send-out test and eventually Velocity said it wants to expand asymptomatic testing to include the rapid testing.

The send-out tests have a 4-6 day turnaround for results from Velocity’s nationally accredited laboratory partner.

Velocity launched the rapid testing on Wednesday, August 12th and has the capability of up to 50 rapid tests per day, per location.

Click here to register online for Velocity COVID-19 testing.

Velocity Urgent Care has 13 operating locations statewide including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, South Boston, Newport News, Williamsburg, Woodbridge and Gloucester.

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