COVID Diagnostic Testing in Malden, MA
AFC Urgent Care Malden performs COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing on patients on a walk-in basis. COVID-19 is a virus that affects the upper respiratory system that has quickly spread worldwide. The diagnostic swab test is the most effective way to reach a diagnosis. AFC Urgent Care Malden performs testing seven days a week, no appointment necessary.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Constant dry cough
- Fever over 102 F
- Recent loss of taste and/or smell
- Chest congestion
- Shortness of breath
- Aches and pains
Symptoms may vary from case to case and range from mild to severe. Many positive cases of COVID-19 have appeared in patients who have not exhibited any symptoms at all.
The most effective way to avoid contact with the virus is by continuing to follow local and state health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask or protective face covering in public areas, washing your hands frequently and staying home as much as possible.
What is a diagnostic test?
A COVID-19 diagnostic swab test is used to detect an active strain of the COVID-19 virus. The test is completed by collecting a sample using a nasal swab, and then it is analyzed in our lab.
These PCR tests are used when traveling and for return to work or school. Please call our center for more information.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Swab Testing & Telemedicine in Malden, MA
If you have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus, please visit AFC Urgent Care Malden today for a COVID-19 test. All walk-in patients are accepted seven days a week.
No appointment is necessary for any COVID-19 testing. Please call 781-322-7300 for more information.