While work is underway on a vaccine, detection and treatment are the best plans of attack. South Coast Medical Group is proud to be one of the first in Orange County to offer the antibody test. Now, we are excited to offer the Sofia 2 Rapid COVID-19 test.
This offers our patients immediate peace of mind if they think they are currently battling the virus. Meanwhile, the antibody test is great for people who believe they may have once had the virus without detection at the time.
To help our patients better understand how the test works, we wanted to share some information.
The Sofia 2 Rapid COVID-19 test is used to detect protein antigens from SARS-CoV-2. The test consists of a nasal swab from individuals who are suspected of having COVID19 within the first five days of the onset of symptoms.
Positive results indicate that there is a presence of viral antigens, but other factors such as patient history and diagnostic information can affect the results. Positive results do not mean that bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses can be ruled out.
Negative results do not mean that you are 100% clear of COVID-19. This test should not be used as the only indicator. Negative results should be considered based on a patient’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
The results take up to 15 minutes to process. If you would like to learn more about his test, the FDA shares some extra information here.
Contact South Coast Medical if You’re Feeling Sick
Wellness is an everyday mission.
We want to make sure your health is optimized at all times. We also want to be mindful that COVID-19 still has a presence here in Southern California.
If you are not feeling well and would like to get the Sofia 2 Rapid COVID-19 test or receive the COVID-19 antibody test, please call us at (949) 360-1069 to schedule an appointment.
If you would like to set up an in-person or telemedicine visit, our hours of operation are:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are located in Aliso Viejo, California, and we offer a wide range of services such as urgent and primary care, sports medicine, and x-rays. If you need help with any of these services, please contact us at (949) 389- 8968. We appreciate the trust our patients have in us and look forward to being of service to you.