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Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care to Offer Rapid Testing for COVID-19

AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care is Rochester's First Private Practice to Offer Rapid PCR Testing

for COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B and RSV

Rochester, NY—November 11, 2020—AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care in Webster, NY, is the first private practice in the Rochester region to offer a four-in-one rapid nasal swab test to deliver qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, Flu A, Flu B, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Results can be expected the same day with close to a 35-minute turnaround.

  Chrysa Charno, Founder and CEO of AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care said, "Detection and differentiation of Flu A, Flu B, RSV, and COVID-19 all present with similar symptoms, yet require fundamentally different treatment, so this is a game-changer for the ability to inform patients with rapid results and to help keep their families and our community healthy and safe."

"This particular type of diagnostic PCR (polymerise chain reaction) testing is the most accurate testing available, better than antigen or saliva testing. At this point, any negative antigen test is supposed to be followed up by a PCR to confirm the result anyway," added Charno.

The test is made by Cepheid, which received Emergency Use Authorization for the test from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in late September 2020.

Rapid testing is available starting November 11. Supplies are limited due to extreme demand throughout the country. Kids will be first priority and adults will be tested on a case by case basis. Outsourced lab testing will still be readily available for adults.

Insurance coverage is based on the individual's circumstances.

Those interested in getting tested are asked to call AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care at (585) 787-4073 to have a secure link sent to their mobile device to upload their information in advance. Weather dependent, a trained staff member will greet patients in the parking lot to perform the test while patients may remain in their car.

AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care is located at 1243 Bay Road, Webster, New York 14580. AcuteKids is open for patients Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available in front of the building.

For more information about Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV four-in-one test visit:

AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care

1243 Bay Road, Webster, New York 14580

Phone: 585-787-4073 | Fax: 585-787-4183

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