24-hour COVID-19 Testing – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The coronavirus pandemic is a global health issue that is affecting millions of lives. At My Concierge MD, our professional staff aims to provide the best medical service to people in the Greater Los Angeles area. If you are finding it difficult to reach a testing center near you, we are here to help. You can visit our Beverly Hills facility to get tested for coronavirus without delays and rescheduling. Our doctors also perform house calls if you are unable to visit our office.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new strain of virus that causes diseases mainly affecting the lungs. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, the air droplets that exit their body can spread the virus to other people. The virus enters the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Symptoms of COVID include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

What is PCR Testing?

The real time polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR, test is a reliable testing method to check if you are infected with the coronavirus. When COVID particles enter the body, they invade the host cells and start to replicate their viral RNA molecules. The RT-PCR test detects the presence of coronavirus RNA in human cells, even if there are no antibodies produced yet or the person has not shown any symptoms yet.

How to prepare for PCR test?

To obtain a sample of your cells, a medical professional will perform a procedure called a nasal swab. They will insert a long cotton bud through your nostril to pick up cells from the inner lining of your nose. Your sample will then be taken to a laboratory to be analyzed for coronavirus RNA. This procedure will not take more than 5 minutes and is not a painful procedure, but it can cause discomfort.

When can I get my PCR Test results?

At My Concierge MD, we usually give you your COVID test results within 24 hours or less, but it may take up to 48 hours. If you are in a rush, make sure you schedule your testing appointment early on so that you can receive your results on time.

Benefits of RT-PCR Testing

  • Detects coronavirus early on
  • Results within 24 hours
  • Reliable results (80-85% specificity)

What to do after my results are out?

Based on your COVID test results, our staff will guide you through the process from beginning to end. If you are coronavirus negative, you can return home safely, but it is highly recommended that you maintain social distancing and self-isolate as much as possible. If you are coronavirus positive, the doctor will evaluate your symptoms and share next steps with you.

People with mild symptoms can go back home to recover on their own, however it is crucial that they self-isolate and wear face masks and gloves whenever they interact with family members or roommates at home. If the COVID symptoms are more severe, patients will be directly referred to a hospital to be treated upon admission.

To learn more about our COVID testing services, call us on 877-760-3558.

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